Swedish aerospace company Saab and the country’s defense procurement agency, the FMV, have signed agreements to start development of the next-generation Gripen fighter. The company has been awarded a 2.5 billion kronor ($400 million) contract for initial work in 2013 and 2014. The agreement, signed on Feb. 15, follows the Jan. 21 decision by the government to buy the new version of the single-engine indigenous fighter. The agreement includes development and modification of Gripen E for ...

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