Saab to propose Gripen lease to cash-strapped Malaysia

Malaysia’s proposed purchase of fighter jets has switched from a procurement competition to a leasing competition due to affordability issues, according to industry executives.Gripen Emmen 4158 72 dpi Liander

“Saab has put an offer on the table for the Gripen. Boeing is about to with the F/A-18 and BAE with the [Eurofighter] Typhoon won’t be far behind. I imagine the French and probably the Russians are doing the same. We hope it’s about leasing and a purchase later on,” an executive said.

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