Official blog for Gripen - The smart fighter

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  • Hans Einerth, wing commander flying at Saab, demonstrates Gripen's Short Take-off And Landing capabilities in a simulator environment at Aero India 2019.

    Hans Einerth, wing commander flying at Saab, demonstrates Gripen's Short Take-off And Landing capabilities in a simulator environment at Aero India 2019.

     
  • Trident Juncture is one of NATO's biggest exercises in recent years. More than 51,000 personnel from 31 countries are participating in this exercise. There are about 250 aircraft and helicopters, 65 vessels and 10,000 vehicles involved.

    Trident Juncture is one of NATO's biggest exercises in recent years. More than 51,000 personnel from 31 countries are participating in this exercise. There are about 250 aircraft and helicopters, 65 vessels and 10,000 vehicles involved.

     
  • In early 2016, SwAF upgraded their Gripen C/D fleet to the MS20 configuration. Here are some photos of their upgraded Gripen aircraft armed with both Meteor missiles and Advanced Medium-Range Air-To-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

    In early 2016, SwAF upgraded their Gripen C/D fleet to the MS20 configuration. Here are some photos of their upgraded Gripen aircraft armed with both Meteor missiles and Advanced Medium-Range Air-To-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

     
  • The Brazilian Gripen will allow the pilot to make accurate decisions in a short time. Want to know more? Watch Episode 18 of our True Collaboration web series!​​​​

    The Brazilian Gripen will allow the pilot to make accurate decisions in a short time. Want to know more? Watch Episode 18 of our True Collaboration web series!​​​​

     
  • Last year was a productive one for the Brazilian Gripen Programme, with several important milestones.

    Last year was a productive one for the Brazilian Gripen Programme, with several important milestones.

     
  • An Easy To Fly Fighter

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    “Gripen is very easy to fly. And that helps the pilot to focus on the mission,” says Swedish Air Force Fighter pilot Henrik Björling, aka "Sunshine" about flying the fighter, at the Finnish Air Force' 100th anniversary celebration.

    “Gripen is very easy to fly. And that helps the pilot to focus on the mission,” says Swedish Air Force Fighter pilot Henrik Björling, aka "Sunshine" about flying the fighter, at the Finnish Air Force' 100th anniversary celebration.

     
  • Thai Gripens Soar High

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    In the last ten years, Gripen has been a part of various RTAF missions and deployments. Last year, the RTAf Gripen completed 10,000 flight hours at the Pitch Black Exercise.

    In the last ten years, Gripen has been a part of various RTAF missions and deployments. Last year, the RTAf Gripen completed 10,000 flight hours at the Pitch Black Exercise.

     
  • What happens when a multi-role fighter aircraft like Gripen and a state-of-the-art Air-to-Air missile like MBDA’s Meteor come together? They make for one of the strongest and the most lethal combinations in air-warfare. 

    What happens when a multi-role fighter aircraft like Gripen and a state-of-the-art Air-to-Air missile like MBDA’s Meteor come together? They make for one of the strongest and the most lethal combinations in air-warfare. 

     
  • Czech Gripen fighters have had some really interesting painted tails in the last ten years. Here are our favorites.

    Czech Gripen fighters have had some really interesting painted tails in the last ten years. Here are our favorites.

     
  • Protecting Hungarian Airspace 24/7

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    It was ten years ago when the Hungarian Air Force Gripen were first sent notification for a quick reaction alert.

    It was ten years ago when the Hungarian Air Force Gripen were first sent notification for a quick reaction alert.

     
  • “Everybody wants to fly a Gripen,” said Wing 7 deputy commander Group Captain Prachya Tippayarat, commenting on the abundance of potential recruits who want to become future Gripen pilots.

    “Everybody wants to fly a Gripen,” said Wing 7 deputy commander Group Captain Prachya Tippayarat, commenting on the abundance of potential recruits who want to become future Gripen pilots.

     
  • The Gripen E-series is for customers who face more pronounced threats or have wider territories to secure. With an ability to constantly evolve, Gripen E is built to keep up with all sort of challenges that a future battle scenario may throw at a pilot. But what exactly helps Gripen deal with the most advanced threats?

    The Gripen E-series is for customers who face more pronounced threats or have wider territories to secure. With an ability to constantly evolve, Gripen E is built to keep up with all sort of challenges that a future battle scenario may throw at a pilot. But what exactly helps Gripen deal with the most advanced threats?

     
  • With advancements of technologies in the field of defence taking place at a rapid rate, combat and conflict situations will only get more complicated in future. The missiles are going to be bigger, better. What a fighter needs is survivability that is effective.

    With advancements of technologies in the field of defence taking place at a rapid rate, combat and conflict situations will only get more complicated in future. The missiles are going to be bigger, better. What a fighter needs is survivability that is effective.

     
  • Collaborations like that of Brazilian company Embraer and Saab mean an effective Gripen F development. The collaboration is an example of how true technology transfer works.

    Collaborations like that of Brazilian company Embraer and Saab mean an effective Gripen F development. The collaboration is an example of how true technology transfer works.

     
  • Gripen's Home Away From Home

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    Saab has signed an order to provide Deployable Aircraft Maintenance Facility (DAM) to the Hungarian Air Force for their fleet of Gripen C fighter aircraft. 

    Saab has signed an order to provide Deployable Aircraft Maintenance Facility (DAM) to the Hungarian Air Force for their fleet of Gripen C fighter aircraft. 

     
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