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Impressive giant order on the way for the Swedish fighter jets gripen from the USA

Thursday, 12 September 2013
The Swedish arms manufacturer Saab continues to remain on the positive side of the news after it emerged today that through its  co-operations with the U.S. Boeing, it now plans to offer Gripen aircraft to the U.S. Air Force's educational TX future trainer requirement.

This comes from Swedish business daily, Dagens Industri quoting U.S. air industry magazine, Aviation Week on Wednesday, citing informed sources.
Saab Gripen
The Magazine writes that Boeing and Saab will announce “in weeks rather than months” that they will team up to offer the JAS 39 Gripen for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X future trainer requirement, according to sources familiar with the deal. Saab is apparently confident that the two companies will be able to undercut the cost of the closest rival contender, the Lockheed Martin/Korea Aerospace Industries T-50.

According to sources, Boeing and Saab will announce “in weeks rather than months” that they will team up to offer the JAS 39 Gripen for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X future trainer requirement, according to sources familiar with the deal. Saab is apparently confident that the two companies will be able to undercut the cost of the closest rival contender, the Lockheed Martin/Korea Aerospace Industries T-50.

Aviation Week report that Boeing has released a statement which neither confirms nor denies it. Saab declines to comment on the information to Swedish news network Direct on Thursday.

"I have seen the media reporting., we discuss partnerships with multiple stakeholders and partners, and if there is anything new to say about them we make it, but until then we have nothing to comment on, "said press secretary Helene Lindstrand according to Dagens Nyheter.

Saab and Boeing 's are competitors in Brazil's ongoing procurement of fighter aircraft, but in commercial aircraft production, Boeing is Saab's biggest customers.
by Scancomark.com Team
See the report from Aviation Week here

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