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Friday, April 10, 2015

Saab Grintek Defence growing as global EW player

Saab Gripen E/FSaab’s South African facilities form a critical part of the Group’s microwave production capability and Saab Grintek Defence is, amongst others, tasked with producing some of the microwave components for the antennas and electronic warfare components of the Gripen fighter jet for the international market.

Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) said it is currently assembling these parts for the current generation Gripen at its facilities in Centurion outside Pretoria.

The Gripen E/F (Gripen Next Generation – NG) features things like AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar, IRST (Infrared Search and Track) sensor and the ability to supercruise.

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