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Sweden to order 40-60 fighter jets from Saab

Sweden to order 40-60 fighter jets from Saab

The Swedish government says it will buy 40 to 60 Jas Gripen fighter jets from Saab AB that will increase the country's spending next year and in 2014 by 300 million krona ($45.5 million).
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and three other ruling coalition ministers say the planes will be operative for at least 20 years after delivery in 2023.
Last year, Switzerland announced it would order 22 new-generation Gripen fighters from the Swedish aerospace company at a cost of 3.1 billion francs ($3.4 billion), to replace its aging fighters.
The Swedish government ministers said in a letter published Saturday in the Svenska Dagbladet daily that the purchase was necessary to beef up Sweden's defense and would benefit Swedish industry and research, and create jobs.


Updated : 2021-01-26 23:43 GMT+08:00