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  • Transitioning into a Gripen Nation

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    In a detailed interview by Tecnologia & Defesa (tecnodefesa), Lt. Gen. Luiz Fernando de Aguiar, who is currently FAB's Preparation Commander (COMPREP), talks about the process and preparation that has been undergoing for the arrival of the Gripen fighters.

    In a detailed interview by Tecnologia & Defesa (tecnodefesa), Lt. Gen. Luiz Fernando de Aguiar, who is currently FAB's Preparation Commander (COMPREP), talks about the process and preparation that has been undergoing for the arrival of the Gripen fighters.

     
  • On 9th of September, Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Embassy in Croatia submitted a proposal of 12 Gripen C/D fighters to the Croatian government.

    On 9th of September, Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Embassy in Croatia submitted a proposal of 12 Gripen C/D fighters to the Croatian government.

     
  • Saab's Gripen offer to Finland, which was announced in June 2019, included Gripen fighters along with GlobalEye AEW&C capability to replace the Finnish Air Force's ageing fleet of Hornets. Here’s what the Gripen offer to Finland entails and what it means for the Finnish Defence Forces.

    Saab's Gripen offer to Finland, which was announced in June 2019, included Gripen fighters along with GlobalEye AEW&C capability to replace the Finnish Air Force's ageing fleet of Hornets. Here’s what the Gripen offer to Finland entails and what it means for the Finnish Defence Forces.

     
  • Gripen's new and improved Electronic Warfare (EW) system gives the pilot an enviable tactical advantage in modern warfare. How does it do that? Episode 8 of the True Collaboration Season 3 tells us all about it.

    Gripen's new and improved Electronic Warfare (EW) system gives the pilot an enviable tactical advantage in modern warfare. How does it do that? Episode 8 of the True Collaboration Season 3 tells us all about it.

     
  • The Swedish Air Force and Blekinge Wing (F 17) has reached the milestone of passing 3000 flight hours with a Gripen. The aircraft, designated 39210 is now the only Gripen in the world that has flown these many hours. ​​​

    The Swedish Air Force and Blekinge Wing (F 17) has reached the milestone of passing 3000 flight hours with a Gripen. The aircraft, designated 39210 is now the only Gripen in the world that has flown these many hours. ​​​

     
  • Saab has offered Finland a new decoy missile as part of the Gripen EW (Electronic Warfare) package for the HX fighter procurement project. The offer also includes the new Electronic Attack Jammer Pod or EAJP to enhance the existing EW capability of the Gripen.

    Saab has offered Finland a new decoy missile as part of the Gripen EW (Electronic Warfare) package for the HX fighter procurement project. The offer also includes the new Electronic Attack Jammer Pod or EAJP to enhance the existing EW capability of the Gripen.

     
  • After months of training, Major Aviator Cristiano de Oliveira Peres, test pilot at the Brazilian Air Force, completed the important mission of being the first Brazilian pilot to fly the first Brazilian Gripen E.

    After months of training, Major Aviator Cristiano de Oliveira Peres, test pilot at the Brazilian Air Force, completed the important mission of being the first Brazilian pilot to fly the first Brazilian Gripen E.

     
  • Gripen's Impressive Weapon System

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    Gripen being a truly versatile multirole fighter, it can be equipped with ordnance that supports all types of missions, from offensive and defensive counter strikes to air policing and tactical air reconnaissance.

    Gripen being a truly versatile multirole fighter, it can be equipped with ordnance that supports all types of missions, from offensive and defensive counter strikes to air policing and tactical air reconnaissance.

     
  • Gripen was developed and designed to be a modern swing-role fighter aircraft that would meet the requirements of Sweden for generations to come. The Gripen of today takes after several features and capabilities of its predecessors, mainly the capability of conducting several roles at the same time in austere weather conditions.

    Gripen was developed and designed to be a modern swing-role fighter aircraft that would meet the requirements of Sweden for generations to come. The Gripen of today takes after several features and capabilities of its predecessors, mainly the capability of conducting several roles at the same time in austere weather conditions.

     
  • Episode 6 of True Collaboration Season 3 breaks down the basic workings of Gripen’s network centric capabilities and how it can benefit the pilot and the Air Force. 

    Episode 6 of True Collaboration Season 3 breaks down the basic workings of Gripen’s network centric capabilities and how it can benefit the pilot and the Air Force. 

     
  • Saab has made the official offer to Canada for the procurement of Gripen E fighters as a response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in July last year.

    Saab has made the official offer to Canada for the procurement of Gripen E fighters as a response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in July last year.

     
  • Adding to the handful of interesting origin stories of the Gripen fighter, right from its name to its engine, Gripen's STOL capabilities are also said to have a direct correlation with SwAF's austere basing system during the Cold War.

    Adding to the handful of interesting origin stories of the Gripen fighter, right from its name to its engine, Gripen's STOL capabilities are also said to have a direct correlation with SwAF's austere basing system during the Cold War.

     
  • Maximizing time in the air can help an air force achieve air dominance and secure their airspace better. One of the many reasons why a Gripen fighter can achieve that is its refueling capabilities.

    Maximizing time in the air can help an air force achieve air dominance and secure their airspace better. One of the many reasons why a Gripen fighter can achieve that is its refueling capabilities.

     
  • The most important requirement for a NATO mission fighter is the ability to perform Quick Reaction Alert missions. The Baltic Air Policing mission, which aims to safeguard the airspace of the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, requires the availability of fighter aircraft and crews for 24 hours a day.

    The most important requirement for a NATO mission fighter is the ability to perform Quick Reaction Alert missions. The Baltic Air Policing mission, which aims to safeguard the airspace of the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, requires the availability of fighter aircraft and crews for 24 hours a day.

     
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  • Hungarian Gripen pilots may have missed a few international exercises owing to the pandemic, but overall, their training exercises went almost as planned.

    Hungarian Gripen pilots may have missed a few international exercises owing to the pandemic, but overall, their training exercises went almost as planned.

     
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