The Swedish Defence Material Administration has awarded a task order to Saab for the development of the existing material system in its Gripen C/D aircraft.

The SEK127m ($19.3m) order includes development work and modification material to subsystems in the Gripen C/D fighter.

The Gripen is a lightweight, single-engine multirole fighter aircraft designed for air-to-air, air-to-surface and reconnaissance missions.

Work will be carried out throughout 2011 and 2012.