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Saab receives SAAF Gripen support contract

6th December 2017 - 10:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab has received a contract from Armscor to support the South African Air Force’s (SAAF) Gripen fleet through to February 2020, the company announced on 1 December.

Saab will deliver support related services such as airworthiness management, engineering support, maintenance, repair and overhaul, spares replenishment and updates of technical publications. The contract is worth around $25 million.

The SAAF has been operating the Gripen fighter system since 2008.

Ellen Molin, head of business area support and services within Saab, said: ‘Signing this contract further reinforces the good relationship between Saab, Armscor and the SAAF.

‘This order is vital to support the effective operation and availability of Gripen C and D in South Africa over the coming years’.

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