The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa, has received a contract from the South African Air Force (SAAF) to assist the Gripen team with on-demand technical support.
The deal for a consultation service for the identification and correction of problems with data communication between Gripen aircraft closes on 16 February 2011.
As part of a “strategic defence package”, South Africa ordered 28 Saab Gripen C and D advanced light fighter aircraft, later trimmed to 26.
The Gripen were acquired as a package with 24 BAE Systems Hawk mk120 lead-in fighter trainers, reports defenceweb.co.za.
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