Saab to support Swedish Gripen
Saab will conduct support and maintenance work for the Swedish Armed Forces’ Gripen aircraft under an order received from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). The order, worth SEK 330 million, forms part of an earlier signed agreement for performance-based support and maintenance.
Under the contract, Saab will carry out support and maintenance activities which are essential for the flight and operation of Gripen, and includes technical publications and repairs. In addition, the order comprises logistical services and technical support for air, land, sea and command and control systems.
The order, for services in 2013, is placed under options included in a previously signed agreement with FMV, for performance-based support and maintenance of Gripen. The agreement was signed in June 2012. The original support and development agreement with FMV included options for further orders to a maximum value of SEK 2 billion until 2016, of which the SEK 330 million forms part.
According to the company, the work will be undertaken in Sweden at Saab’s facilities in Linköping, Arboga, Järfälla, Göteborg, Växjö and Östersund.
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