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  • 2019

  • 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

     
  • A Look at Gripen E's Choice of Power

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    The Gripen E-series has a new and more powerful engine, F414-GE-39E turbofan, developed by General Electric. The engine offers 25 percent more thrust (up to 22,000 pounds with powered afterburner) resulting in an improved air-to-surface capability and enhanced electric airborne attack.

    The Gripen E-series has a new and more powerful engine, F414-GE-39E turbofan, developed by General Electric. The engine offers 25 percent more thrust (up to 22,000 pounds with powered afterburner) resulting in an improved air-to-surface capability and enhanced electric airborne attack.

     
  • SwAF Gripens Participate in Ruska 19

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    SwAF Gripens from the Norrbotten Air Force Wing (F 21) recently participated in Ruska 19, an annual Finnish national defense exercise. While the exercise was conducted between 1st and 10th October 2019, the Swedish units participated only between 4th and 8th October.

    SwAF Gripens from the Norrbotten Air Force Wing (F 21) recently participated in Ruska 19, an annual Finnish national defense exercise. While the exercise was conducted between 1st and 10th October 2019, the Swedish units participated only between 4th and 8th October.

     
  • In the first month of airspace surveillance over the Baltics, the Czech Gripens have already completed five sharp take-offs, each time identifying non-communicating aircrafts, reports Mise.army.cz.

    In the first month of airspace surveillance over the Baltics, the Czech Gripens have already completed five sharp take-offs, each time identifying non-communicating aircrafts, reports Mise.army.cz.

     
  • Prepared for CBRN Threat

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    Towards the end of August at the Vidsel Air Base, SwAF presented a step-by-step demonstration for the Czech Air Force on how to carry out the process of decontamination of personnel and materials that may have been exposed to CBRN threats. 

    Towards the end of August at the Vidsel Air Base, SwAF presented a step-by-step demonstration for the Czech Air Force on how to carry out the process of decontamination of personnel and materials that may have been exposed to CBRN threats. 

     
  • On the 3rd and 4th week of September, pilots from Norrbotten Air Wing, Blekinge Air Wing, Skaraborg Air Wing, and TU JAS in Linköping conducted the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures exercise (TTP 19) in the airspace over Northern Sweden.

    On the 3rd and 4th week of September, pilots from Norrbotten Air Wing, Blekinge Air Wing, Skaraborg Air Wing, and TU JAS in Linköping conducted the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures exercise (TTP 19) in the airspace over Northern Sweden.

     
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  • From all over the world, police, fire and ambulance departments and military units are laying down their tools, and their bodies, to take part in the popular global Tetris challenge. The Hungarian Air Force was challenged by some fire fighters from Pécs and Pápa, Hungary and of course they accepted the challenge.

    From all over the world, police, fire and ambulance departments and military units are laying down their tools, and their bodies, to take part in the popular global Tetris challenge. The Hungarian Air Force was challenged by some fire fighters from Pécs and Pápa, Hungary and of course they accepted the challenge.

     
  • Pilots need a support system that helps them handle high volume of data and select and launch weapons at the right time. Fast paced technological advancements have also led to the development of improved sensors, as a result of which, being the first one to know has become even more critical than before.

    Pilots need a support system that helps them handle high volume of data and select and launch weapons at the right time. Fast paced technological advancements have also led to the development of improved sensors, as a result of which, being the first one to know has become even more critical than before.

     
  • Barrel rolling brilliance

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    Visitors and aviation enthusiasts at the NATO Days at Ostrava (September 21-22) were thrilled to see a unique performance of the Czech Gripen fighter and an Extra 300SR as a duo. It was a performance that is going to be hard to beat for a very long time.

    Visitors and aviation enthusiasts at the NATO Days at Ostrava (September 21-22) were thrilled to see a unique performance of the Czech Gripen fighter and an Extra 300SR as a duo. It was a performance that is going to be hard to beat for a very long time.

     
  • 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.

     
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