As a response to the Request For Proposal (RFP) issued by armasuisse (the Swiss defence procurement agency), on 6th July 2018, Saab has submitted its proposal for the Swiss New Fighter Aircraft procurement to replace their fighter fleet of F/A-18 Hornet and F-5 E/F Tiger aircraft.
The proposal consists of options for 30 and 40 new build Gripen E fighter aircraft including industrial participation programme for Swiss industry which will be worth 100 percent of the contract value.
“The proposed Gripen E solution features the latest available technology with low acquisition, operation, and support costs that will give Switzerland an optimal fleet size,” says Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab business area Aeronautics.
The co-operation with Swiss industry that would include manufacturing, maintenance, and technology will improve competence and capabilities aimed at the sustainment and further development of the Gripen E system in Switzerland.
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