The Swedish Parliament has announced in a press release that the Defence Committee has given its nod for the purchase of 40-60 new Gripen fighters.
The Committee also wants an annual accounting on Gripen NG. A majority of the members of parliament have declared that the parliament should be presented with information on a yearly basis so that it is able to follow up on its decision on Gripen upgrade.
According to Corren, the parliament still has to meet on 6 December for a formal decision on the acquisition of the fighter planes. However it is clear that there is an adequate majority in favour of the Gripen.
Source/Author: Saab Gripen blog