December 2013


Brazil chooses Gripen

Today, December 18, the Brazilian Government has chosen Gripen. In competition with the companies Dassault and Boeing the country has chosen to proceed with Saab’s offer on 36 Gripen air craft. “We welcome Brazil’s decision. We are of course very happy for Saab. This shows that Gripen is an outstanding system that fills needs well...

November 2013


FXM at the Defence Company Days

The theme was changing defence and the market – opportunities and challenges, and speakers and participants included agency directors-general and core people from such organisations as the Ministry of Defence, the Swedish Armed Forces, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), FXM, the Swedish Defence Research Agency and the defence industry. Speakers included, for example, the...


FXM to Dubai

FXM representatives are participating in the aerospace exhibition Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition is taking place on 17–21 November. After a request from defence companies, FXM is participating in order to promote exports of equipment like sensor and command systems. The aerospace exhibition has some 1.000 exhibitors and 60.000 visitors.


Corruption in focus at FXM seminar

Together with Transparency International, Folk och Försvar (Society and Defence) and the Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association (SOFF), the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) organised a seminar on the risks of corruption in the defence industry.An audience of about 100 was in place at Folk och Försvar’s headquarters in the old city...

October 2013


Denmark’s Defence Minister in Sweden to look at the Gripen

Today, a Danish delegation, led by Minister of Defence Nicolai Wammen, met FXM to learn about JAS 39 Gripen. A procurement process for fighter aircraft is underway in Denmark and the Swedish JAS 39 Gripen is one of the four systems that Denmark is looking at. The meeting between the Danish delegation and representatives of...

September 2013


Ceremonial handover of Gripen to Thailand

The 11 September 2013 was an eventful day for the countries cooperating on Gripen, not only for Switzerland and the Czech Republic.A traditional ceremony took place in Surat Thani in Thailand when the Royal Thai Air Force received the last six Gripen aircraft of the twelve ordered. At what was named the Gripen Integrated Air...


Czech Republic decides on new Gripen fighter jet contract

The Czech Government has decided to lease 14 Gripen aircraft for another 14 years. The Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) has been negotiating on a new agreement for over a year with the Czech Ministry of Defence. The Gripen fighters have been part of the Czech air defence system since 2005. The next...


FXM speaks at DSEi

The Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition was held in London on 10–13 September. This is one of the largest defence and security equipment exhibitions in the world, with some 30 000 visitors. FXM was in place at the Swedish stand (stand number N2-310). FXM Acting Director-General Peter Göthe held a speech at the...