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Gripen campaign losses leave Saab questioning Swedish government support

1st September 2022 - 08:32 GMT | by Tim Martin in Stockholm


Saab's Gripen E fighter jet has failed to gain an export order since 2014 (Photo: Saab)

A lack of Gripen export orders has left Saab frustrated and longing for additional support from the Swedish government.

Micael Johansson, CEO at Saab, has criticised the Swedish government for not doing more to help the manufacturer secure new Gripen E/F fighter jet export contracts.

After losing out primarily to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fifth-generation aircraft on multiple occasions since 2014 when Saab secured a Gripen contract with Brazil, Johansson said during a 26 August press briefing that he was 'frustrated' by a lack of orders.

‘The thing I can say is that this is not about the company or the system we develop and manufacture, but [if decisions had been made] on a completely level playing field in terms of not

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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