- Feb 21, 2012
Gripen NG One Of The Four Candidates As Denmark Restarts Fighter Process
In accordance with the "Agreement on defense 2013-2017" the Danish Ministry of Defence has decided to restart type selection process for new fighter jets. Furthermore, the Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with the Armed Forces has set up an organization to prepare the presentation for type selection.
"Our position to export Gripen to the world market is stronger than ever, particularly after the historical procurement order placed last month by Sweden for 60 Gripens and another possible 22 Gripen fighters for Switzerland," says Lennart Sindahl, Head of Saab's business area, Aeronautics.
According to the Danish Ministry of Defence, the reopened procurement involves four alternatives: F-18 Super Hornet from Boeing, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin, Gripen Next Generation from Saab and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
"We note a great interest for Gripen worldwide and we follow the decision that has just been announced in Denmark. Now we are looking forward to receiving more information about the process," explains Lennart Sindahl.
Gripen NG One Of The Four Candidates As Denmark Restarts Fighter Process - Gripen