RUAG wins contract for Gripen E payload mountings
Saab has awarded technology group RUAG the contract to develop and produce payload mountings for the Gripen E jet in Switzerland. The contract is worth up to CHF 68 million.
The order comprises four work packages, three of which, totalling CHF 15.5 million, are effective immediately. These include the design of the payload mountings, their development up to series production, and the creation of prototypes for three Gripen E test aircraft.
Saab has the option of awarding the fourth work package, actual series production of the payload mountings, to another party should the result of the Gripen E referendum be negative.
If Switzerland decides to buy the 22 Gripen E military jets, the payload mountings for series production of the entire Gripen E fleet, 60 aircraft for Sweden and 22 aircraft for Switzerland, will be manufactured in Switzerland in the future.
In order to implement this order RUAG will call on suppliers from all regions of Switzerland. Quotes have already been obtained for metal products and electronic components from suppliers in areas including French-speaking Switzerland and Ticino.