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Saab to lower prices on the fighter jets Gripen so as to assure sales to the SwissWednesday, 08 February 2012
Swedish military hardware company, Saab, is said to be willing to compromise on price to ensure that the order of 22 Gripen aircraft by Switzerland should remain as it is.
The aim is to fend price pressure being put on them by the French who are determined to undercut them in the Swiss deal.
After France won the contract to supply India with their budget Dassault fighter jets, Saab is now gearing up for a strategy that will enable it sell its fighter jets and to open the way for further contracts in the future.
Another factor is the report that the French are said to the negotiating with Swiss officials to undercut the Swedes with a give – away price for their Dassault, against Saab gripen which had already won a contract to supply it to the Swiss air force back before Christmas.
"The price will be lower than the 3.1 billion (CHF), "said Saab director, Anders Carp speaking to the newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, according to AFP news agency.
"Pure speculation," said Richard Smith, who works with the marketing of the Gripen, to TT about the information.
By Scancomark.se Team
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