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Sweden signs $200 million contract with BAE Systems to buy 127 BvS10 armored vehicles

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Swedish military procurement agency has signed a $200 million contract with BAE Systems for 127 BvS10 Viking (local name Bandvagn 410) tracked armored amphibious vehicles. Deliveries of the 127 vehicles are planned to begin in 2022 and complete in 2024. The vehicle can traverse rocks, mountains, snow, swamps, and Arctic environments, and its amphibious capability […]

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Saab submitted final offer for Finnish HX fighter procurement

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Sweden-based defense and security company Saab submitted its Best and Final Offer (BAFO) to the Finnish defense procurement agency for the Finnish HX fighter procurement. According to a company news release, the proposal comprises 64 Gripen E fighter aircraft and an extensive weapons package, and two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft. This constitutes the […]

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Saab successfully tests Gripen fighter with 3D-printed parts

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Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab announced on Tuesday that it has successfully conducted the trial which marked the first time an exterior 3D-printed part has been flown on a Gripen aircraft, rather than internal 3D-printed components. As noted by the company, the purpose of the trial was to test how additive manufacturing could be […]

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Saab delivers third GlobalEye aircraft to United Arab Emirates

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Sweden’s aerospace and defense concern Saab announced that it delivered the third GlobalEye aircraft to the United Arab Emirates on 20 February 2021. This follows Saab’s previous deliveries of GlobalEye in April and September 2020. The United Arab Emirates has ordered a total of five GlobalEye aircraft. “Completing three deliveries of a solution as advanced […]

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Sweden awards contract to Saab for next generation corvettes

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Defense and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) concerning the next generation of surface ships and corvettes. According to a company news release, a Product Definition Phase for the Mid-Life Upgrades (MLU) of five Visby-class corvettes, as well as a Product Definition Phase for the next generation; […]

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Norwegian Army taps Saab for Carl-Gustaf M4 anti-tank recoilless rifles

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The Norwegian Armed Forces have ordered a batch of Swedish Carl-Gustaf M4 anti-tank recoilless rifles, according to Saab news release. On Monday, the company press release said that the Norwegian Armed Forces has signed a framework agreement with Saab for the Carl-Gustaf M4 anti-tank weapon. As noted by the company, Saab has received an initial […]

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Saab receives new contract for two GlobalEye airborne surveillance systems

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Saab has today received a follow on contract with the United Arab Emirates regarding the sale of two GlobalEye systems, Saab’s advanced airborne surveillance system. The order value is $1.018 billion and the contract period is 2020-2025. The original contract with the United Arab Emirates for GlobalEye was signed in 2015. This contract is an […]

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Saab secures $248 million contract for integrated ground based air defense solution for Sweden

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Defense and security company Saab was awarded a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration for an integrated sensor and command and control system for use with ground based air defense. This contract, with an estimated value of $248 million (2.1 billion SEK), covers a number of Saab’s multifunctional radar Giraffe 4A and upgrades of […]

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U.S. Special Forces participates in Swedish-led exercise

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The U.S. Special Operations Command Europe has announced that the U.S. units conduct joint operations during a Swedish-led exercise along the Baltic Sea coast. Swedish JAS-39 fighter jets and U.S. CV-22B, F-15, and MC-130 aircraft flew over Gotland, during a joint exercise across the Baltic Sea, the Special Operations Command Europe has announced. “Swedish and […]

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BAE Systems submits proposal to supply new howitzer to U.S. Army

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U.K. aerospace giant BAE Systems offered the U.S. Army a new wheeled howitzer in response to the request for proposals for a 155 mm wheeled gun system. BAE Systems has offered its ARCHER howitzer that will provide highly responsive and versatile fire support to troops in combat. The Army’s RFP, released on July 30, looks to […]

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