A teaming agreement between Saab and Adani Group designed to support the former’s Gripen E fighter bid to the Indian Air Force may be extended to include the potential development of unmanned aerial vehicles and rotorcraft.
A collaboration plan was released by the two companies in September 2017, which claimed they were focusing on Gripen and “other high-tech products” for the Indian market.
Saab has confirmed that UAV and rotorcraft development are “excellent ideas” that it intends to consider in the future, although there is no formal plan in place to extend the agreement to these areas at present, with the main focus remaining with Gripen.
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