|[August 27, 2013]
Saab: Security Committee in Swiss Parliament Votes "Yes" to Gripen E Procurement
LINKÖPING, Sweden --(Business Wire)--
Earlier today, the security committee of the National Council
(Nationalrat) in the Swiss Parliament debated and voted "yes" to the
procurement of Gripen E.
The committee reached a majority "yes" vote - 14 in favour and 9 against
- and it is anticipated that the procurement will progress to the plenum
of the Nationalrat for votation in the September session.
"We are naturally very pleased by the decision of the security committee
of the Nationalrat. This is a very positive endorsement of the Gripen
Whilst we continue to respect and follow the political process, we also
continue to assemble the pre-production Gripen E. Also, our Swiss
industrial participation programme aiming at creating business between
the suppliers to Saab and Swiss companies is progressing. It has today
seen 456 contracts signed between our suppliers and 117 Swiss companies
valued at 315 MCHF," says Lennart Sindahl, Senior Executive Vice
President and Head of Saab's Aeronautics business area.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and
solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has
operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops,
adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.
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