The Swedish government has approved a deal to sell six Gripen-JAS fighter jets to
The deal, to be handled by the Swedish Defense Material Administration, is valued at 3.8 billion kronor ($588 million), and includes the radar surveillance system Erieye, the Swedish government said in a statement.
The administration is an independent, civil authority that provides
Delivery of the JAS 39 fighter jets is planned for the beginning of 2011, when
Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors said he was pleased about the deal, adding that "the Gripen system is very cost-efficient and I can happily confirm an increased international interest for acquisition."
The sale still needs approval from the Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products.