Aero Vodochody (Aero) has completed the full assembly and delivery of the first Nato pylon for Saab’s Gripen fighter aircraft.

Pylons are installed on the aircraft fuselage and wings to carry different kinds of payload.

The aircraft component was delivered under a contract between Aero and SAAB for pylons in October 2008.

Following deliveries in October 2009, the production will increase up to seven pylons a month in spring 2010.