New Arms Deal Allegations Surface

From defenceWeb

Saab and BAE paid over a billion rand in commission to agents to secure the sale of 26 Gripen fighter jets to South Africa, the Swedish newspaper Expressen has reported, citing documents obtained by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

According to the tabloid, BAE documents handed to the SFO in 2007 show that money was paid to agents believed to be involved in bribery, with 7.25% of the Gripen and Hawk sales’ value (13 billion kronor or $1.58 billion) possibly paid out to agents. 

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