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2016-05-16

Saab: Saab Unveils The First Gripen E

Defence and security company Saab will take the next step in the
evolution of the Gripen fighter system on 18 May, with the unveiling
of the first test aircraft of the next generation, Gripen E.

The unveiling of the first Gripen E test aircraft will take place at
Saab's facilities in Linköping. Among the speakers are the Swedish
Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist; the Swedish Air Force Chief of
Staff, Mats Helgesson; Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Nivaldo
Luiz Rossato; and from Saab the Chairman of the Board, Marcus
Wallenberg; the CEO, Håkan Buskhe and head of business area
Aeronautics, Ulf Nilsson.

"There is huge global interest in the Gripen fighter system and we are
now ready to present the first Gripen E. We look forward to sharing
this important event with both guests and viewers," says Ulf Nilsson,
head of Saab business area Aeronautics.

"This key milestone is proof of our ability to build world-class
fighters on time and on budget and it brings us one step closer to
first flight and delivery to our customer", says Ulf Nilsson.

The event will be livestreamed on our website making it possible for
people around the world to take part. Please visit
www.gripen.com/evolution to learn more about the Gripen Evolution and
to watch the unveiling of the Gripen E.

The live webcast will start on Wednesday 18 May at 15.00 CET.
Registration for the webcast is not required.

To follow the event in social media, join the conversation at
#smartfighter and follow @saab (https://twitter.com/saphybris) on
twitter.

For further information, please contact:

Saab Press Centre,

+46 (0)734 180 018,

presscentre@saabgroup.com

www.saabgroup.com

www.saabgroup.com/YouTube

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

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