Brazilian Air Force Reinforces its Fleet with Gripen NG

Issue 56 - November 2014

SAAB has signed a contract with the Brazilian Federal Government (Ministry of Defence through the Aeronautics Command, COMAER) covering the development and production of 36 Gripen NG fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force. The total order value is approximately SEK 39.3 billion. SAAB and COMAER have also signed an Industrial Co-operation contract to deliver substantial technology transfer from SAAB to Brazilian industry.

On 18 December 2013 Brazil selected the Gripen NG to be its next-generation fighter aircraft, through the F-X2 evaluation programme. Since then all parties have negotiated to finalise a contract. Today’s announcement marks the successful conclusion of that process.