Saab unveils new Gripen fighter jet

Featuring better range performance and improved avionic systems compared with previous versions, the new model can also carry more weapons. Five nations currently operate Gripens: Sweden, South Africa, Hungary, Thailand and the Czech Republic, which has leased 14 jet fighters. “Nations need modern air defences to uphold national sovereignty,” said Håkan Buskhe, Saab’s president and CEO. “Meanwhile, the cost in relation to other investments in society needs to be reasonable. Therefore, Saab has developed design and production methods for the Gripen E to both increase capability and to reduce costs.” (



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