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Friday, February 27, 2015

Exelis to develop and supply pneumatic missile eject launchers for Saab Aeronautics

Saab Gripen E/FExelis has signed a business agreement with Saab Aeronautics to develop, supply and support Pneumatic Missile Eject Launcher pylons (PMEL) for use on Saab’s next generation Gripen E multirole fighter aircraft.

The PMEL will enable powered ejection of Meteor and AMRAAM (AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile) from the fuselage underside.

The agreement is long-term, covering the entire operational life of the Gripen E and includes follow-on and upgrades to the system.

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