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UK-Sweden Gripen E fighter collaboration to focus on Meteor

3rd November 2023 - 09:53 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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The Swedish-UK collaboration on Gripen weaponisation is centred on the MBDA Meteor. (Photo: Saab)

The Swedish-UK new Strategic Partnership centres on Gripen E weaponisation, with a specific emphasis on the MBDA Meteor missile system.

In mid-October, news emerged that the UK and Swedish governments had agreed to cooperate on promoting international sales of Saab’s JAS 39 Gripen E fighter jet as part of a new relationship between the two countries.

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and his UK counterpart Rishi Sunak signed a new Strategic Partnership on 13 October, which called for closer cooperation on joint export opportunities, including ‘working together to promote international sales of [the] Gripen E and the associated weapon package’.

‘We will work with our industries to identify, plan and deliver third-country export opportunities for UK and Swedish businesses, and

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

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