Sweden to Sell More Gripen Fighters to Thailand
    2010-11-24 06:57:39     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhangxu
 

Sweden Tuesday reached an agreement with Thailand on selling another six JAS 39 Gripen fighters with peripheral equipment, according to a statement from Swedish Ministry of Defense.

Sweden signed an agreement with Thailand in 2008 to sell six aircraft and two Erieye radar surveillance systems. Tuesday's agreement includes another six JAS 39 Gripen, a Erieye radar surveillance system and a missile system.

"The decision shows that Gripen is a competitively powerful and high quality combat aircraft which stands well in international competition," Sten Tolgfors, Swedish Minister for Defense, said in the statement.

He said the business is very good for Swedish defense industry.

Selling and exporting to Thailand of JAS 39 Gripen is in accordance with the Swedish regulations for export control, the statement said.

It is reported that the delivery of the aircraft will be in 2013. The delivery of the first six aircraft began in August this year and would finish in 2012.

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