Saab ready to offer Canadian-built Gripen fighters to Ottawa
Saab is ready to sell the Canadian government 88 Canada-built Gripen fighters should Ottawa require home-built aircraft
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May 31, 2019 - by GARRETT REIM for flightglobal.com
Saab is ready to sell the Canadian government 88 Canada-built Gripen fighters should Ottawa require home-built aircraft.
The Swedish combat aircraft manufacturer cautions nothing is finalised and its offer will ultimately reflect Canada's formal request for proposal (RFP). The company expects the final RFP to be issued around midyear by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
"As we have demonstrated in Brazil, and depending on the requirements of a customer, we can build fighter jets in countries other than Sweden," says the company. "Gripen is the world's most-modern multi-role aircraft and a perfect match to Canada's operational requirements for NORAD defense and expeditionary missions. It is proven to operate in any climate, from arctic to desert."