Saab has submitted a proposal to the Logistics Command of the Finnish Defence Forces offering 64 Gripen aircraft.
The proposal, which is in response to a request for quotation issued in April 2018, consists of single-seat Gripen E and dual-seat Gripen F fighter jets.
“Saab offers a substantial weapon and sensor package as well as the necessary equipment and associated services needed for operating the system, including an industrial co-operation programme with the aim to build extensive national capabilities in Finland for Security of Supply,” said the company.
The offer also includes transfer of maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities to local industry.
Finland is expected to make a decision in 2021.
Danske Bank analyst Björn Enarson believes the Gripen is one of three aircraft that could win the tender, which is valued at some SEK 60-70 billion.
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