JAS Gripen is part of the air defence systems of five countries. Having air defence means that a country is able to undertake many types of mission at high speed, over long distances and in large areas. The Swedish Air Force’s tasks include protecting Sweden’s air space, performing rescue services, undertaking air transports and collecting intelligence.
FXM is responsible for the Swedish state’s export contracts with regard to Gripen. Today, FXM is in charge of the Gripen contracts with the Czech Republic, Thailand and Hungary.
From 1 January 2016 the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration is responsible for the Swedish state’s export contracts with regard to Gripen.