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GKN to continue Gripen engine support

11th January 2017 - 12:30 by The Shephard News Team

GKN to continue Gripen engine support

GKN Aerospace has signed a contract extension with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to continue supporting Gripen RM12 engines, the company announced on 10 January. The three year extension is valued at $175 million.

The Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract covers support for Gripen RM12 engines in use in Sweden, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Thailand through to 2020.

The PBL covers technical product support, maintenance and parts supply for the engines from GKN Aerospace’s facility in Trollhattan, Sweden.

Mike McCann, CEO, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, said: ‘GKN Aerospace is proud of our long-term support for Swedish fighter aircraft and we appreciate that the FMV has extended the RM12 PBL contract. 

‘GKN is looking forward to continuing to work together with the Swedish armed forces and the FMV and to further develop our relationship. We recognise and appreciate the continued confidence that the FMV has demonstrated in our team in placing this contract extension with us.’

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