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  • The Indian Air Force’s Request for Information (RFI) for its Multi Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) programme was responded by Saab in July last year. Since then, there have been frequent interactions with the Indian Air Force (IAF).

    The Indian Air Force’s Request for Information (RFI) for its Multi Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) programme was responded by Saab in July last year. Since then, there have been frequent interactions with the Indian Air Force (IAF).

     
  • Did you know? It is crucial for a multi-role fighter like Gripen to pass a mega pit-stop and go through a complete overhaul after completing 200 flying hours. This is to ensure that the aircraft doesn’t face any complications in its upcoming missions.

    Did you know? It is crucial for a multi-role fighter like Gripen to pass a mega pit-stop and go through a complete overhaul after completing 200 flying hours. This is to ensure that the aircraft doesn’t face any complications in its upcoming missions.

     
  • Saab, together with its Brazilian partners like Embraer, Atech, and AEL Sistemas, recently inaugurated Brazil's first Systems Rig (S-rig) Gripen simulator at the Gripen Design and Development Network (GDDN), at the Embraer plant, located in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo State.

    Saab, together with its Brazilian partners like Embraer, Atech, and AEL Sistemas, recently inaugurated Brazil's first Systems Rig (S-rig) Gripen simulator at the Gripen Design and Development Network (GDDN), at the Embraer plant, located in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo State.

     
  • Air Wing 2, located in Anápolis, has partnered with Faculty of UniEvangélica to support the physical training of F-39 Gripen, reports Fab.mil. Initiated by the Aeronautics Sports Commission (CDA) along with Saab, the objective of this training is to physically prepare future pilots to fly in supersonic speed. 

    Air Wing 2, located in Anápolis, has partnered with Faculty of UniEvangélica to support the physical training of F-39 Gripen, reports Fab.mil. Initiated by the Aeronautics Sports Commission (CDA) along with Saab, the objective of this training is to physically prepare future pilots to fly in supersonic speed. 

     
  • High G-forces

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    To be able to fly a Gripen fighter, new pilots first need to physically prepare themselves to withstand high Gs while at the same time getting fully skilled in cockpit operations. 

    To be able to fly a Gripen fighter, new pilots first need to physically prepare themselves to withstand high Gs while at the same time getting fully skilled in cockpit operations. 

     
  • A new batch of Gripen pilots from RTAF Wing 7 recently held a Patch ceremony after completing their first solo Gripen flight.

    A new batch of Gripen pilots from RTAF Wing 7 recently held a Patch ceremony after completing their first solo Gripen flight.

     
  • Czech Gripens guarding the Baltic airspace have performed 9 sharp take-offs and flown a total of 200 hours since the beginning of the mission in September, reports iDNES.cz.

    Czech Gripens guarding the Baltic airspace have performed 9 sharp take-offs and flown a total of 200 hours since the beginning of the mission in September, reports iDNES.cz.

     
  • The operational signal environment for EW systems is growing more complex and systems that were developed some 20 years ago have become redundant. This makes it difficult for fighters to handle and recognize threat signals and differentiate them with other signals.

    The operational signal environment for EW systems is growing more complex and systems that were developed some 20 years ago have become redundant. This makes it difficult for fighters to handle and recognize threat signals and differentiate them with other signals.

     
  • Saab carried out the first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) with successful results on 4 November 2019. The pod’s interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight.

    Saab carried out the first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) with successful results on 4 November 2019. The pod’s interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight.

     
  • GDDN (Gripen Design and Development Network), the hub of all Gripen development in Brazil, will complete three years this month. Located at Embraer premises in Gavião Peixoto, the GDDN facility was founded by Saab and Embraer in November 2016.

    GDDN (Gripen Design and Development Network), the hub of all Gripen development in Brazil, will complete three years this month. Located at Embraer premises in Gavião Peixoto, the GDDN facility was founded by Saab and Embraer in November 2016.

     
  • On Thursday, 31st of October, Finland issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for its HX Fighter Program to Saab, Boeing, Dassault, Eurofighter, and Lockheed for their fighters - Gripen, F/A-18, Rafale, Typhoon, and F-35, respectively.

    On Thursday, 31st of October, Finland issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for its HX Fighter Program to Saab, Boeing, Dassault, Eurofighter, and Lockheed for their fighters - Gripen, F/A-18, Rafale, Typhoon, and F-35, respectively.

     
  • FAB’s Wing Week Showcases Gripen E

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    Gripen E was exhibited at the National Museum of Brazil, along with a 3D projection of the fighter at night. The event called "Wing Week" was held by the FAB from 22-27 October.

    Gripen E was exhibited at the National Museum of Brazil, along with a 3D projection of the fighter at night. The event called "Wing Week" was held by the FAB from 22-27 October.

     
  • Blekinge flygflottilj, aka F 17, which was established in 1944, recently turned 75. It was not until the year 2002 that two squadrons of Gripen fighters came to replace the ageing Viggen fighters. Today, F 17 is home to around 40 Gripen fighters. 

    Blekinge flygflottilj, aka F 17, which was established in 1944, recently turned 75. It was not until the year 2002 that two squadrons of Gripen fighters came to replace the ageing Viggen fighters. Today, F 17 is home to around 40 Gripen fighters. 

     
  • An in-flight refueling (IFR) exercise, also known as air-to-air-refueling (AAR) exercise, was conducted by the Czech Gripen pilots during the Baltic Air Policing 2019 in early October.

    An in-flight refueling (IFR) exercise, also known as air-to-air-refueling (AAR) exercise, was conducted by the Czech Gripen pilots during the Baltic Air Policing 2019 in early October.

     
  • Ruska 19 in Snapshots

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    With a participation of over 50 aircraft and 4,500 people, Ruska 19 was the largest Finnish Air Force's exercise this year, reports Forsvarsmakten.se. The annual exercise comes under the bilateral Finnish-Swedish defence cooperation agreement which was signed in 2014

    With a participation of over 50 aircraft and 4,500 people, Ruska 19 was the largest Finnish Air Force's exercise this year, reports Forsvarsmakten.se. The annual exercise comes under the bilateral Finnish-Swedish defence cooperation agreement which was signed in 2014

     
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