GripenFighter System More than a fighter - a national asset Gripen defends a nation’s people: but also understands the need to defend the nation’s freedom to act. When you buy it, you are free to decide your own allegiances and actions, both nationally and internationally. Gripen C-series Gripen E-series Always combat ready The key to operational effect is to get fighters airborne when needed. That’s why Gripen is designed to make sure that availability is maximized at all times. Gripens quickly deploy for operations with few personnel and minimum equipment. A Gripen force can also operate from a road strip of only 16 x 800 metres. In the film below you will get more information what makes Gripen always combat ready.