Terminal receives the first Brazilian Gripen fighter jet
The first Gripen fighter jet of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) left Portonave-Navegantes Port Terminals at dawn on Tuesday, September 22. The prototype of about 15 meters long and 8 meters wide was transported in whole, in the hold of the ship, from Sweden to Brazil. The aircraft landed at the port Sunday, the 20th, and after the customs clearance, it was taken by the team of Portonave, FAB and the Swedish manufacturer – Saab – to Navegantes Airport. The fighter jet was routed between the port and the airport at dawn passing through the streets of Navegantes, pulled by a special tractor. The fighter jet must now undergo tests in the country, according to project requirements and FAB specifications.
Portonave is a port specialized in containers, but also with expertise for special cargo, such as the Gripen fighter jet. The Terminal mobilized its team to receive this military equipment in an efficient and safe way. The negotiations took about a year and the choice of the Terminal took into consideration the port infrastructure and the proximity to Navegantes Airport – which is about two kilometers from Portonave.
The prototype sent to Brazil was manufactured by Saab, a company that develops technologies for military defense and civil security, based in Sweden. Company technicians came to Brazil to deliver the fighter jet, participating in the entire unloading operation, adjustments to the aircraft and delivery to the Air Force. This is FAB’s first achievement.