Saab proud about Swiss government selecting Gripen

The Swiss government has decided to select Gripen as its future multirole fighter aircraft for the Swiss Air Force. Given that Switzerland is known globally for applying highest procurement standards and requesting state-of-the art technologies, Saab is both proud and delighted that Gripen has been chosen as the Swiss Air Force's future multirole fighter aircraft. "The Swiss type-selection confirms that Saab is a market-leader in the defence and security industry and that Gripen is a world-class fighter system that provides the best value for money", says Hakan Buskhe, President and CEO Saab. The Gripen programme will create a long-term partnership betweenSwitzerlandandSweden. Saab assuresSwitzerlanda long-term strategic industrial co-operation aimed at creating sustainable high tech jobs, transferring technology and generating export business. Saab stands prepared to start negotiations and await the next steps of the process.

Source: Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B)
Date: Dec 1, 2011