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2016-05-18

Saab: This is Gripen E

Defence and security company Saab unveils Gripen E, next generation
fighter. Over previous versions of the Gripen, Gripen E has a
significantly improved avionics system. The capability to carry more
weapons and the improved range performance, is possible by a more
powerful engine and the ability to carry more fuel. Gripen E is
equipped with a highly integrated and sophisticated sensor suite
including an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, Infra
Red Search and Track (IRST), Electronic Warfare (EW) suite, and
datalink technology, which, when combined gives the pilot, and
co-operating forces exactly the information needed at all times.

At a ceremony, on Wednesday May 18th 2016, with more than 500 guests,
the Gripen E was unveiled. Among the guests were Sweden's Minister of
Defence Peter Hultqvist, Sweden's Air Force Chief of Staff Mats
Helgesson, Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Nivaldo Luiz
Rossato, and representing Saab; Chairman of the Board Marcus
Wallenberg, CEO Håkan Buskhe and the Head of business area
Aeronautics, Ulf Nilsson.

"Nations need modern air defences to uphold national sovereignty.
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", says Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO Saab.

Gripen E builds on the successful design of earlier versions. Gripen
is a modern fighter with a balanced design equipped with all you can
ask for from a multirole fighter that is needed for future warfare
environments. In 2019, deliveries of the next generation Gripen for
Sweden and Brazil will begin.

Five nations currently operate Gripen: Sweden, South Africa, Czech
Republic, Hungary and Thailand. Brazil has ordered Gripen, and Gripen
has also been down-selected in Slovakia. Besides that, Empire Test
Pilots' School (ETPS) uses Gripen as platform for test pilot
training.

Read more on Gripen E and down load images on gripen.com/evolution
Videos on Gripen, A-roll och B-roll
(http://saabgroup.com/media/media-videos/)

For further information, please contact:
Saab Press Centre
+46 (0)734 180 018,
presscentre@saabgroup.com

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innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops,
adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.

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http://news.cision.com/saab/r/this-is-gripen-e,c2011896
http://mb.cision.com/Main/183/2011896/517355.pdf

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