International has received an invitation from the Norwegian
Ministry of Defence to discuss a model for cooperation related
to a possible replacement of the Norwegian F-16 fighter aircraft.
The discussions will start early in 2007.
While Norway is a member of the international F-35 fighter
program, the country has yet to choose a future successor for
its aging F-16A/B (MLU) fighters. In addition to the F-35, Norway
is considering the Typhoon (Eurofighter) and has now announced
that an enhanced version of the Gripen, known as "Gripen
N" is also an option. Saab International proposed the Gripen
N in response to Norway's Request for Information (RFI) published
earlier in 2006. The offer, backed by the Swedish Government,
also includes Industrial co-operation and development on several