Wednesday, May 29, 2019
SAAB's "Made in Canada" Jet Fighter
It's an impressive little bird, the SAAB Gripen. Purchase price and operating costs put it around half the outlay of the higher priced competitors such as Lockheed's F-35 stealth light bomber. It costs less to buy, it costs less to operate and it is supposedly far more reliable than the pricier options.
But way, there's more. SAAB is willing to sweeten the deal, offering to build RCAF Gripens right here in Canada. It's no idle boast. SAAB has a history of snagging international orders with 'home country' construction.
SAAB, by the way, has a history of building fine jet fighters including the legendary Viggen and Draken jets.