The SAAB company has recently shifted focus on smaller orders
Ref:Saab Targets Smaller Gripen Orders After Losing Bid for India - Bloomberg
Saab AB (SAABB), the Swedish maker of the Gripen jet fighter, is focusing on winning smaller orders from as many as nine countries after being excluded from India’s military program, Chief Executive Officer Hakan Buskhe said.
Saab sees potential for Gripen orders in Brazil, Romania, Croatia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, Buskhe said in an interview today. Hungary and the Czech Republic are existing customers that may expand their orders, he said.
“We feel good about the Gripen program, it has lots of potential,” Buskhe said, adding that it “remains a profitable business.”
This plane could be ideal , to replace some of the older Chinese planes in our inventory
Prime Fighter: J10B/JF17 Thunder
Secondary : F16 C/D and A/B * And Gripen (Airforce/NAVY)
Such a move would diversify our Airforce Asset , and the Gripen would also be nicely compatible with SAAB AWACs?
Not to mention SAAB is open to involve customer in future upgrades releases
I think this will lower our dependency on the F16 Platform 100% if we get SAAB Gripen and ideal plane perhaps for our NAVY as well
IDEAL FOR PAKISTAN NAVY AS WELL
As of 2009 its AESA radar is being developed , and the price & cost is perfect for Pakistan's prespective
I think this plane could fit our NAVY's fighter of choice and we could perhaps retire the Mirages sooner