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Saab and Brazil sign a $245 mn contract for Gripen NG weapon acquisition

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Saab and Brazil sign a $245 mn contract for Gripen NG weapon acquisition
 
Defence and security company Saab and the Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Aeronautics Command (COMAER), have signed a contract for Gripen NG weapon acquisition. The total order value is approximately USD 245 million. The order is expected to be booked by Saab during the second half of 2015.
     
Defence and security company Saab and the Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Aeronautics Command (COMAER), have signed a contract for Gripen NG weapon acquisition. The total order value is approximately USD 245 million. The order is expected to be booked by Saab during the second half of 2015.
Saab's future Gripen NG fighter aircraft
     
The weapon acquisition contract includes weapon deliveries by Saab and suppliers which have been selected by the customer, for the Brazilian Gripen aircraft. The weapon deliveries will be made in relation to deliveries of the Gripen NG aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force.

The contract supplements the existing contract with Brazil concerning development and production of 36 Gripen NG, which was announced on 27 October 2014.

The effectiveness of the weapon acquisition contract is subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. These include, among others, necessary export control-related authorisations. All conditions are expected to be fulfilled during the second half of 2015.

In addition to its 27 mm Mauser BK27 gun, the Gripen NG will be able to carry and launch comprehensive range of weapons, such as AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile, Brimstone air-to-surface missile and Paveway III smart bomb. The Gripen also served as the main test platform for MBDA's Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile, the latest long range air to air missile.
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