INDUSTRY: Saab Offers "100% Technology Transfer" in Bid to Secure TNI Gripen Deal

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JAKARTA, -- Saab is offering "100% technology transfer" in its bid to supply the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara NasionalIndonesia Angkatan Udara - TNI-AU) with its JAS 39 Gripen combat aircraft, a company executive has told IHS Jane's .

The TNI-AU is understood to be considering the Gripen along with other fighter aircraft, including the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and the Sukhoi Su-35, to replace its ageing Northrop F-5E Tiger II fleet before the end of the decade.

The programme will procure 16 aircraft and is projected to be valued at more than USD1 billion.

Speaking to IHS Jane's on 15 September, Kaj Rosander, head of marketing and sales in Saab Asia Pacific, said the company had a "number of discussions" with the TNI-AU and the Indonesian government in which Saab had "shared the capabilities" of the Gripen E, the single-seat derivative of the two-seat JAS 39 Gripen NG.

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