19 December 2019 – Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) on behalf of the Swedish Armed Forces to provide support and maintenance services for Gripen during the first half of 2020. The order’s total value amounts to approximately SEK 450 million.
The order applies to services for the first six months of 2020 and is an extension of a previously signed contract with FMV regarding performance-based support and maintenance of Gripen. The contract was signed in late May 2017. The order includes support and maintenance services essential to aviation operations with Gripen. The order covers, for example, design and support, component maintenance, the provision of logistics, technical system support, publications, spare parts, repairs, ground support equipment and pilot equipment.
“This order is vital to ensuring the effective operation and availability of Gripen,” says Ellen Molin, Head of the Support and Services business area within Saab. Work will be carried out at Saab’s facilities in Linköping, Arboga, Järfälla, Gothenburg, Huskvarna and Östersund.
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