Sweden's Saab has received a two-year order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to develop an avionics system for the Swedish Armed Forces' Gripen aircraft.
The order means that work will begin on a new avionics system, including new computers and displays, which will enter into service 10 years from now.
"Gripen is under continuous development. Computers with the best performance possible today will be viewed as inadequate for the tasks facing Gripen in ten years, when the aircraft must remain modern for a further 20 years. Few high-tech products have a service life as long as Gripen," says Lennart Sindahl, vice president at Saab and head of the Aeronautics business area.