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Sweden accelerates Gripen E fighter jet delivery

26th September 2023 - 12:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


Sweeden and Saab signed a deal in 2013 for the purchase of 60 Gripen Es. (Photo: Saab)

Adjustments to an existing contract aims to facilitate the continued development and operational use of Gripen C/D aircraft beyond 2030, in parallel with the introduction of the Gripen E next-generation fighter.

Sweden has announced it has added new functionality and changed delivery plans for the Gripen E and Gripen C/D orders it has submitted to Saab. The agreement covers the period between 2023 and 2030, and the order is worth around SEK 5.8 billion ($526 million).

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, Försvarets materielverk (FMV), and Saab have agreed to revise the existing agreement regarding the development and production of Gripen E fighters by adding new functionality. This includes changes in the EW system, the communication and reconnaissance system and other elements.

The agreement also changed delivery plans for both the E and

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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