02 Agustus 2014
JAS-39 Gripen (photo : Saab)
Saab is positioning itself as an early contender to meet the Philippine Air Force's (PAF's) anticipated requirement to procure a multirole combat aircraft (MRCA) platform.
The Swedish group displayed its JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft at the inaugural Asian Defence, Security & Crisis Management (ADAS) exhibition held in Manila in mid-July.
Mikael Olsson, executive vice president, Saab Asia Pacific, told IHS Jane's on 31 July that although the PAF has not yet formerly announced the MRCA programme, Saab is ready to meet the requirement with the Gripen aircraft and help the PAF maximise the benefits of operating the multirole fighter.