Saab wins order for Gripen support and maintenance

Defence and security company Saab has received an order worth SEK330m (£30.6m) from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the support and maintenance of the Gripen fighter and technical support for the Swedish Armed Forces.

The order includes support and maintenance activities, which are essential for the flight and operation of Gripen, as well as technical publications, repairs, logistical services and technical support for air, land, sea and command and control systems.

The order, for services in 2013, is placed under options included in a previously signed agreement with FMV for performance-based support and maintenance of Gripen. The work will be undertaken in Sweden at Saab’s facilities in Linköping, Arboga, Järfälla, Göteborg, Växjö and Östersund.