Brazil to order additional JAS-39E Gripen NGs from Saab

These last few years have been particularly trying for the Swedish manufacturer Saab, and its new JAS-39 E/F Gripen NG fighter. After being excluded from the competition in Switzerland, the Swedish group founded important and legitimate hopes of imposing themselves for the replacement of the Finnish F/A-18s, and was in the final in the Canadian competition. Unfortunately, these three countries turned to the American F-35A. At the same time, the emerging European air forces of the Eastern countries which formed the Gripen's initial clientele in the 90s and 2000s, turned massively to the American F-16 Block 70 Viper, while even Thailand, she…

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Brazil is considering a new order for 30 Gripen E/F

The year 2021 will have been a year of great disappointment for the Swedish manufacturer Saab. As in the 5 previous years, this one did not succeed in imposing its Gripen fighter, whether it was the classic JAS-39 C/D version in Croatia, which preferred 12 second-hand Rafales acquired from the France, than its Gripen NG or JAS-39 E/F with its Finnish neighbor, who preferred the F-35A despite a very attractive and ambitious offer from Stockholm. To date, and apart from the Gripen NG orders for Flygvaptnet, the Swedish Air Force, and the 36 Gripen NGs ordered by Brazil in 2014,…

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Thailand reckons F-35A will be cheaper than Swedish JAS-39 Gripen E

This is a statement that must have hurt the Saab headquarters in Linköping very badly. According to comments reported by the Bangkok Post, the Chief of Staff of the Thai Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Napadej Dhupatemiya, reportedly declared that he favored the acquisition of 8 F-35A Lightning IIs to replace part of the F-5 and F-16 the oldest of the Royal Thai Air Force, rather than acquiring a second squadron of Gripen from the Swedish Saab, of which 7 JAS 39C aircraft are already in service within the No. 7 squadron of Surat Thani. He thus takes the direct opposite of his predecessor, the Air Chief Marshal Maanat...

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Can the French aeronautical industry bounce back from the success of the F-35 in Europe?

At the end of last week, and as anticipated, the Finnish authorities announced that they had selected the American F-35A fighter to succeed the F-18s within its air force, at the end of the HX competition which saw once again the American fighter to the other Western models, F/A 18 E/F Super Hornet, Gripen, Rafale and Typhoon. As in Switzerland, the conclusions presented by the Finnish authorities are final, the F-35 appearing superior to other competitors in all areas, including in the area of ​​budgetary sustainability. And as in Switzerland, many voices are now being raised to restore…

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Boeing's Super Hornet leaves Canadian competition through the back door

For ten years, Lockheed-Martin's F-35 Lighting II has imposed itself in all the competitions in which it has participated. If the conditions of these victories are often subject to discussion, it is nonetheless true that the American apparatus, despite its weaknesses and its many faults, has always managed to convince the officials in charge of choosing, for their respective countries, the aircraft that will be the spearhead of their air force for the next 50 years. Canada will probably be no exception to the rule, since after the withdrawal of Dassault Aviation and its Rafale, then Airbus…

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Will the Swedish JAS39 C / D Gripen win in the Philippines?

Despite a promising start and a very attractive performance-price ratio, the Swedish fighter Saab JAAS 39 Gripen is struggling to win in international competitions, squeezed between versatile fighters such as the Rafale, the F35A and the Typhoon, which are more expensive but also more efficient. , and light fighters like the South Korean FA-50 and the Pakistani JF-17, whose performances are increasingly remarkable, and the acquisition costs are singularly low. In addition, the Swedish single-engine fighter has to deal with the return of Lockheed-Martin's F16 in its Viper version, a device whose performance and characteristics are substantially identical to that of the Gripen E/F, but...

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Bangladesh launches competition to acquire 16 modern multi-purpose fighters

While the whole of Asia seems to be embarking on a vast movement of rapid rearmament, the authorities of Bangladesh have just announced the launch of a procedure aimed at acquiring, on the 2021/2022 budget, 16 combat aircraft modern multi-purpose vehicles as part of its “Forces Objectives 2030” plan. For this, the country is planning an exceptional line of credit financed directly at the state level, and not impacting the budget of the Ministry of Defense, in the amount of 25 Crore de taka, i.e. €000 billion. , with a provision of 2,42% i.e. Taka 25 Crore / €7500 m from the 600/2021 budget and financing by…

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Croatia would have selected the Rafale to replace its Mig-21

According to the Croatian site jutarnji.fr, which is none other than the most important title of the country's leading press group, the Zagreb authorities have selected the French offer of 12 second-hand Rafales to modernize its air force and replace its Mig-21s acquired from Russia shortly after independence. The cost of the operation, including the 12 aircraft, ammunition and training, would represent an envelope of slightly less than €1 billion. The first 6 aircraft, which will be taken from aircraft in service within the Air and Space Force, could be delivered as early as 2024 if the final contract manages to be signed before...

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The new Finnish fighter plane will be chosen after a wargame

The HX competition aimed at replacing the F/A 18 Hornets of the Finnish Air Force is soon coming to an end, while all the proposals from the 5 manufacturers involved, Boeing with the F/A 18 E/F Super Hornet, Dassault with the Rafale, Eurofighter with the Typhoon, Lockheed-Martin with the F35 and Saab with the Gripen E/F, were handed over to the country's authorities this week. The choice of aircraft for this almost €10 billion contract will be made on price considerations, of course, but also on security of supply and industrial cooperation. Above all, Helsinki intends to integrate the results of the tactical evaluations of the 5 devices…

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For Sweden, NATO is not the only solution to defend Europe

Like Finland, Sweden has been firmly committed to its neutral posture since the end of the Second World War. Despite the proximity of first Soviet and then Russian forces, and the many tensions that have marred its history over the past decades, Stockholm has always tried to maintain a position that is certainly European, but open to the 'Is, while maintaining a remarkable defensive capacity for a country of only 10 million souls. However, the temptation is great, for certain Swedish political leaders, to get closer to NATO, and why not to join the Alliance, to align themselves with their neighbors and partners...

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