PARIS — According to Saab executives, the decision to go ahead with the Gripen Next Generation (NG) fighter has already been made by the Swedish government. If Saab wins one or more of the upcoming fighter competitions — with Brazil and Switzerland among those closest to a decision date — it will affect the timing of Sweden’s own deployment of the Gripen NG, already identified by the Swedish military as the JAS 39E/F. But the decision to acquire the fighter is a done deal, according to ...


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