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  • Gripen India Campaign to Kickstart Soon

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    Saab will be meeting with Indian companies next month to discuss on building a foundation for Gripen development in India, reports Economic Times. "The industry evaluation tour will take place for 10 days in mid-October.

    Saab will be meeting with Indian companies next month to discuss on building a foundation for Gripen development in India, reports Economic Times. "The industry evaluation tour will take place for 10 days in mid-October.

     
  • On 6th and 7th September, a Hungarian Air Force Gripen presented an action-packed performance for the visitors of the AIRPOWER19. Also known as Austria’s largest air show, AIRPOWER19 was held at the Hinterstoisser airbase in Zeltweg, Styria.

    On 6th and 7th September, a Hungarian Air Force Gripen presented an action-packed performance for the visitors of the AIRPOWER19. Also known as Austria’s largest air show, AIRPOWER19 was held at the Hinterstoisser airbase in Zeltweg, Styria.

     
  • "We Made the Right Decision"

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    The FAB Commander spoke about Gripen's role in national defense and strengthening the defense industry in Brazil. "From the beginning, the results have shown us that we made the right decision," said FAB Commander Lieutenant Brigadier Bermudez, on receiving the Special Flight Permit that certifies the Brazilian Gripen's airworthiness.

    The FAB Commander spoke about Gripen's role in national defense and strengthening the defense industry in Brazil. "From the beginning, the results have shown us that we made the right decision," said FAB Commander Lieutenant Brigadier Bermudez, on receiving the Special Flight Permit that certifies the Brazilian Gripen's airworthiness.

     
  • This year's NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days will be held on 21st and 22nd of September where a Hungarian Gripen will be on static display while Czech Gripens will take to the skies for multiple flight demonstrations.

    This year's NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days will be held on 21st and 22nd of September where a Hungarian Gripen will be on static display while Czech Gripens will take to the skies for multiple flight demonstrations.

     
  • Saab Presents First Gripen E to Brazil

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    Saab has taken another important step in the delivery of Gripen E to the Brazilian customer. Marked by a ceremony in Linköping, Sweden, on 10 September, the first Brazilian Gripen E aircraft was delivered to start the flight test programme.

    Saab has taken another important step in the delivery of Gripen E to the Brazilian customer. Marked by a ceremony in Linköping, Sweden, on 10 September, the first Brazilian Gripen E aircraft was delivered to start the flight test programme.

     
  • Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) and People's Liberation Army of China (PLAAF) held a 3-day joint training exercise, also known as Falcon Strike 2019 in the last week of August.

    Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) and People's Liberation Army of China (PLAAF) held a 3-day joint training exercise, also known as Falcon Strike 2019 in the last week of August.

     
  • Another Baltic Mission Commences

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    On Sunday, five Czech Gripen fighters, along with a 70-member contingent flagged off a new rotation of the Baltic Air Policing Mission.

    On Sunday, five Czech Gripen fighters, along with a 70-member contingent flagged off a new rotation of the Baltic Air Policing Mission.

     
  • An Intense Arctic Fighter Meet 2019

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    The Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian Air Forces conducted a successful Arctic Fighter Meet from August 19-23 where SwAF Gripen fighters played a major role.

    The Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian Air Forces conducted a successful Arctic Fighter Meet from August 19-23 where SwAF Gripen fighters played a major role.

     
  • This year's Swedish Armed Forces Flight Day, which was held on August 25th at Kallinge, was very special because it featured an aerial display by the new SwAF Gripen E designated 39-9.

    This year's Swedish Armed Forces Flight Day, which was held on August 25th at Kallinge, was very special because it featured an aerial display by the new SwAF Gripen E designated 39-9.

     
  • To observe this year’s Hungarian Air Force’s (HunAF) 101st anniversary, the Hungarian Gripen fighters took to the skies to do a ceremonial fly-by over Budapest. 

     

    To observe this year’s Hungarian Air Force’s (HunAF) 101st anniversary, the Hungarian Gripen fighters took to the skies to do a ceremonial fly-by over Budapest. 

     

     
  • Gripen Dazzles at Zigermeet 2019

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    Gripen once again wowed viewers with an outstanding show of aerial displays at the Zigermeet Airshow, also known as the ultimate airshow of Switzerland, which was held on 16th and 17th August, 2019, at Mollis Airport.

    Gripen once again wowed viewers with an outstanding show of aerial displays at the Zigermeet Airshow, also known as the ultimate airshow of Switzerland, which was held on 16th and 17th August, 2019, at Mollis Airport.

     
  • Saab completed a successful first flight with the first Brazilian Gripen E fighter aircraft, 39-6001. At 2.41 pm CET on August 26, the Gripen E aircraft took off on its maiden flight flown by Saab test pilot Richard Ljungberg. The aircraft operated from Saab´s airfield in Linköping, Sweden.

    Saab completed a successful first flight with the first Brazilian Gripen E fighter aircraft, 39-6001. At 2.41 pm CET on August 26, the Gripen E aircraft took off on its maiden flight flown by Saab test pilot Richard Ljungberg. The aircraft operated from Saab´s airfield in Linköping, Sweden.

     
  • The Hungarian Air Force's (HunAF) Gripen fighters have been alerted over 40 times with a total of over 370 take-offs and 400 flight hours at the ongoing Baltic Air Policing mission, reports the Hungary Journal. 

    The Hungarian Air Force's (HunAF) Gripen fighters have been alerted over 40 times with a total of over 370 take-offs and 400 flight hours at the ongoing Baltic Air Policing mission, reports the Hungary Journal. 

     
  • Swedish Gripen fighters are participating at the Arctic Fighter Meet (AFM) 19 which starts August 19. The five-day exercise will be hosted at Bodø Air Base in Norway and will also see participation from the Finnish and Norwegian Air Forces.

    Swedish Gripen fighters are participating at the Arctic Fighter Meet (AFM) 19 which starts August 19. The five-day exercise will be hosted at Bodø Air Base in Norway and will also see participation from the Finnish and Norwegian Air Forces.

     
  • Czech Air Force Gripen pilots have already started their preparations for patrolling the airspace above the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, reports afbcaslav.cz.

    Czech Air Force Gripen pilots have already started their preparations for patrolling the airspace above the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, reports afbcaslav.cz.

     
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