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  • 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.

     
  • The choice of the Swedish Air Force to incorporate the panoramic Display produced in Brazil to its fighters, an inverse process of transferring technology for Saab, is a proud moment for Brazil. Embark on the last episode of the 2nd season of the True collaboration web series.

    The choice of the Swedish Air Force to incorporate the panoramic Display produced in Brazil to its fighters, an inverse process of transferring technology for Saab, is a proud moment for Brazil. Embark on the last episode of the 2nd season of the True collaboration web series.

     
  • SwAF Gripen C flown by Maj. Peter Fallén as a part of the RIAT 2019 (Royal International Air Tattoo) Airshow, won the Best Overall Flying Demo. Check out the cool video to get a glimpse of the impressive award winning flight demonstration.

    SwAF Gripen C flown by Maj. Peter Fallén as a part of the RIAT 2019 (Royal International Air Tattoo) Airshow, won the Best Overall Flying Demo. Check out the cool video to get a glimpse of the impressive award winning flight demonstration.

     
  • The engineers who will work at the Saab plant in São Bernardo do Campo (SP) are learning everything about Gripen aerostructures in Sweden. Watch the new episode of True Collaboration.

    The engineers who will work at the Saab plant in São Bernardo do Campo (SP) are learning everything about Gripen aerostructures in Sweden. Watch the new episode of True Collaboration.

     
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  • Last weekend, visitors at the Finnish Turku Airshow were treated to an aerial display filled with stunning aerobatics and flares by participating SwAF Gripen fighters.

    Last weekend, visitors at the Finnish Turku Airshow were treated to an aerial display filled with stunning aerobatics and flares by participating SwAF Gripen fighters.

     
  • A Unique Gripen Experience

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    Around five thousand visitors of the 8th Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit had the opportunity to take a close look at the Gripen FSR (Full Scale Replica) on display last week. They also got to experience flight simulations using VR (Virtual Reality) goggles and play the Gripen videogame.

    Around five thousand visitors of the 8th Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit had the opportunity to take a close look at the Gripen FSR (Full Scale Replica) on display last week. They also got to experience flight simulations using VR (Virtual Reality) goggles and play the Gripen videogame.

     
  • Monday 10 June 2019, test pilot Jakob Högberg performed the first flight with the third Gripen E test aircraft, designated 39-10. At 1:41 p.m, the aircraft took off from Saab's airfield in Linköping. 

    Monday 10 June 2019, test pilot Jakob Högberg performed the first flight with the third Gripen E test aircraft, designated 39-10. At 1:41 p.m, the aircraft took off from Saab's airfield in Linköping. 

     
  • Expecting the final Request For Proposal (RFP) from the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) by mid-2019, Saab is all set to offer 88 Gripen E fighters to the country.

    Expecting the final Request For Proposal (RFP) from the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) by mid-2019, Saab is all set to offer 88 Gripen E fighters to the country.

     
  • The advent of serial production of Gripen E earlier this year had meant Saab ramping up the test programme as well. As anticipated, the third designated test aircraft, Gripen E 39-10, is now undergoing test runs as Saab readies it for its first test flight, progressing the test programme further.

    The advent of serial production of Gripen E earlier this year had meant Saab ramping up the test programme as well. As anticipated, the third designated test aircraft, Gripen E 39-10, is now undergoing test runs as Saab readies it for its first test flight, progressing the test programme further.

     
  • Gripen At ACE 19

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    The ongoing Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE), 2019 led by the Swedish Air Force, is being conducted in Rovaniemi in Finland, Kallax in Sweden and Bodø and Ørland in Norway. The biennial event which started on May 27 will conclude today.

    The ongoing Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE), 2019 led by the Swedish Air Force, is being conducted in Rovaniemi in Finland, Kallax in Sweden and Bodø and Ørland in Norway. The biennial event which started on May 27 will conclude today.

     
  • Seven graduates of the Brazilian Gripen assembly preparation course at Akaer, are moving to Sweden to complete their next training stage, reports Poder Aero.

    Seven graduates of the Brazilian Gripen assembly preparation course at Akaer, are moving to Sweden to complete their next training stage, reports Poder Aero.

     
  • A few days prior to Čáslav Open Day 2019, famous Czech Gripen display pilot Ivo Kardoš talks about his experience as a display pilot, the preparation he goes through, and his recent flying displays,

    A few days prior to Čáslav Open Day 2019, famous Czech Gripen display pilot Ivo Kardoš talks about his experience as a display pilot, the preparation he goes through, and his recent flying displays,

     
  • Last week, the HunAF Gripens were called out for their first alert mission during their Baltic Air Policing rotation this year.

    Last week, the HunAF Gripens were called out for their first alert mission during their Baltic Air Policing rotation this year.

     
  • According to Sweden's recent report on the spending and equipment priorities for the year 2021-2025, six fighter squadrons will be maintained through 2025 and Gripen C/D fleet will act as "the core of the fighter aircraft system" of the Swedish Air Force, reports Flight Global.

    According to Sweden's recent report on the spending and equipment priorities for the year 2021-2025, six fighter squadrons will be maintained through 2025 and Gripen C/D fleet will act as "the core of the fighter aircraft system" of the Swedish Air Force, reports Flight Global.

     
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