Official blog for Gripen - The smart fighter

Welcome to the official Gripen blog by Saab. This site features information and commentary about the Gripen fighter jet.

 

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  • How is a Gripen Built?

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    It is vital that fighter aircraft remain effective and operationally competitive throughout their entire time in service. For Gripen that's not a problem since that way of thinking is in the DNA of Gripen from the beginning. 

    It is vital that fighter aircraft remain effective and operationally competitive throughout their entire time in service. For Gripen that's not a problem since that way of thinking is in the DNA of Gripen from the beginning. 

     
  • The Swedish Air Force with their Gripen fighters will be participating in the fourth ACE flying exercise. The biennial event will be hosted by the Swedish, Finnish, and Royal Norwegian Air Forces from 27th May to 4th June 2019.

    The Swedish Air Force with their Gripen fighters will be participating in the fourth ACE flying exercise. The biennial event will be hosted by the Swedish, Finnish, and Royal Norwegian Air Forces from 27th May to 4th June 2019.

     
  • Czech Republic Air Force's biennial event 'Open Day' will be held at the Čáslav airport on 25 May and Gripen's aerial display piloted by Captain Ivo Kardoš will be the main attraction at the show.

    Czech Republic Air Force's biennial event 'Open Day' will be held at the Čáslav airport on 25 May and Gripen's aerial display piloted by Captain Ivo Kardoš will be the main attraction at the show.

     
  • A fighter that works in partnership with the pilot, helping them make decisions. This is how the Brazilian Air Force pilots define Gripen. Do you want to know why? Watch episode 21 of the True Collaboration web series.

    A fighter that works in partnership with the pilot, helping them make decisions. This is how the Brazilian Air Force pilots define Gripen. Do you want to know why? Watch episode 21 of the True Collaboration web series.

     
  • The Hungarian Air Force (HunAF)Gripen crew has started leading the Baltic Air Policing missions in Siauliai Air Base. The HunAF Gripen contingent will lead the Baltic Air Policing for the next four months.
    This is the second time since 2015 that the Hungarian Air Force is conducting the Baltic Air Policing and the 50th NATO fighter detachment to be deployed since 2004 for the Baltic Air Policing mission.

    The Hungarian Air Force (HunAF)Gripen crew has started leading the Baltic Air Policing missions in Siauliai Air Base. The HunAF Gripen contingent will lead the Baltic Air Policing for the next four months.
    This is the second time since 2015 that the Hungarian Air Force is conducting the Baltic Air Policing and the 50th NATO fighter detachment to be deployed since 2004 for the Baltic Air Policing mission.

     
  • Sweden is considering to add more operational years to its Gripen C/D aircraft which will lead to an increase in the size of the future fleet of the fighter, reports Flight Global.

    Sweden is considering to add more operational years to its Gripen C/D aircraft which will lead to an increase in the size of the future fleet of the fighter, reports Flight Global.

     
  • The future Brazilian Air Force Gripen pilots are receiving specific training to fly the fighter. Watch this True Collaboration episode and learn more.

    The future Brazilian Air Force Gripen pilots are receiving specific training to fly the fighter. Watch this True Collaboration episode and learn more.

     
  • The Key To Gripen's Longevity

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    How many people drive a car for more than 15 years, or use a smart phone for more than five years? That would be near impossible because of two major reasons:

    1. People don't like to use a product once it is past its average shelf-life.

    2. Technology is evolving rapidly even as we speak, which means that over time, customers start looking for new functionalities or features.

    How many people drive a car for more than 15 years, or use a smart phone for more than five years? That would be near impossible because of two major reasons:

    1. People don't like to use a product once it is past its average shelf-life.

    2. Technology is evolving rapidly even as we speak, which means that over time, customers start looking for new functionalities or features.

     
  • In partnership with Embraer, we are developing all the necessary activities for the assembly of Gripen in Brazil. Find out more in episode 19 of our web series True Collaboration.

    In partnership with Embraer, we are developing all the necessary activities for the assembly of Gripen in Brazil. Find out more in episode 19 of our web series True Collaboration.

     
  • Display Pilots Train In Gripen

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    Five Gripen display pilots took part in a three-day training which was conducted last week from Tuesday to Thursday at Ärna airfield, Uppsala, Sweden.

    Five Gripen display pilots took part in a three-day training which was conducted last week from Tuesday to Thursday at Ärna airfield, Uppsala, Sweden.

     
  • Gripen: Made For The Skies

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    For a fighter aircraft, high operational availability leads to high sortie rates. This means the pilot can fly more number of hours and can operate from dispersed, temporary air bases as well.

    For a fighter aircraft, high operational availability leads to high sortie rates. This means the pilot can fly more number of hours and can operate from dispersed, temporary air bases as well.

     
  • Dual Celebration For HunAF Gripen

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    Hungarian Air Force Gripen fleet has two new feathers in its cap. The aircraft recently completed 20,000 flight hours, and they are all set to begin the second round of Baltic Air Policing missions over Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

    Hungarian Air Force Gripen fleet has two new feathers in its cap. The aircraft recently completed 20,000 flight hours, and they are all set to begin the second round of Baltic Air Policing missions over Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

     
  • Joint Testing Is The Way To Go

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    "The joint testing with FMV is one of the best ways to accelerate the Gripen test program," says Eddy De la Motte, Head of Saab’s Gripen E/F business unit, during the Gripen Seminar held in Stockholm, Sweden.

    "The joint testing with FMV is one of the best ways to accelerate the Gripen test program," says Eddy De la Motte, Head of Saab’s Gripen E/F business unit, during the Gripen Seminar held in Stockholm, Sweden.

     
  • According to head of Saab's Gripen Brazil business unit, Mikael Franzén, four Gripen Es have entered final assembly, out of which one is for Brazil and three are for Sweden, reports Jane's. 

    According to head of Saab's Gripen Brazil business unit, Mikael Franzén, four Gripen Es have entered final assembly, out of which one is for Brazil and three are for Sweden, reports Jane's. 

     
  • In It For The Long Haul

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    In order for Gripen to stay relevant, Saab does not stay confined within the limits of aeronautical technology, but also draws inspiration from the outside world- the automotive industry, artificial intelligence in general, and the gaming industry, to name a few, according to Saab’s Chief Technology Officer Lisa Åbom.

    In order for Gripen to stay relevant, Saab does not stay confined within the limits of aeronautical technology, but also draws inspiration from the outside world- the automotive industry, artificial intelligence in general, and the gaming industry, to name a few, according to Saab’s Chief Technology Officer Lisa Åbom.

     
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