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2016-12-16

Saab: Saab Receives Order from FMV for Gripen Upgrades

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the
Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding upgrades to
the Gripen C/D system. The order value is approximately SEK 215
million and deliveries will take place between 2017 and 2019.

To ensure effective use of the Gripen system, and to future-proof its
capabilities, the aircraft and ground systems undergo regular
upgrades. The order is largely supplementary to the so-called MS20
upgrade carried out in Sweden earlier this year. This new order
includes improvements to the aircraft's avionics and sensor systems
such as the interface between the aircraft and pilot, upgrades to the
support and training systems, equipment purchasing, as well as device
modifications. Collectively, these upgrades will further increase the
efficiency of the Gripen system.

"Today, Gripen C/D is the backbone of several air forces around the
world and we see significant, sustained interest from the market.
Gripen's unique design enables a continuous upgrade of the system,
which means that we can offer our customers the latest technology and
thereby meet both current and future needs for operational
capability", says Jerker Ahlqvist, head of business unit Gripen
within Saab business area Aeronautics.

The complete MS20 upgrade is now fully operational with the Swedish
Air Force, and upgrades that enable MS20 for the Czech Air Force are
on-going. MS20 provides a range of new capability options and
includes new weapons, command and control functions, radar functions,
and improved reconnaissance capabilities. By virtue of MS20, Gripen
is the world's first fighter aircraft that is operational with the
ramjet-powered missile Meteor, which makes Gripen one of the most
cutting-edge systems on the market. As is always the case with
Gripen, the customers are free to decide how, when, and to what
degree they employ the new capabilities provided by the upgrade.

For further information, please contact:

Saab press centre

+46 (0)734 180 018

presscentre@saabgroup.com

www.saabgroup.com

www.saabgroup.com/YouTube

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Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services
and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has
operations and employees on all continents throughout the world.
Through innovative, pragmatic and collaborative work, Saab constantly
develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet the changing
requirements of customers.

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