On 24 April 2015 Swedish cmany SAAB announced the conclusion of a contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Brazilian Air Force Aeronautics Command (FAB COMAER, or Força Aérea Brasileira Comando Aéreo), concerning acquisition of external stores for Gripen NG fighter jet ordered by Brazil (36 were ordered) . This contract has now come into effect as all required conditions have been fulfilled. Today, the order value of approximately USD 245 million is booked by SAAB as order intake.
The order includes deliveries of external stores by SAAB and suppliers who have been selected by Brazil for the Gripen NG programme. Deliveries will be made in connection with deliveries of the Gripen NG aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force.
The contract supplements the existing contract with Brazil concerning development and production of 36 Gripen NG aircraft, which was announced on 27 October 2014. Gripen NG deliveries to the Brazilian Air Force will be undertaken from 2019 to 2024.