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  • A final exercise was carried out for the conscripts from the 52nd air base company of Air Combat Training School. It took place at the Civil Airport in Borlänge, Monday 18th May and was carried out with Swedish Gripens, reports Försvarsmakten. Soldiers, officers, and conscripts participated in the exercise.

    A final exercise was carried out for the conscripts from the 52nd air base company of Air Combat Training School. It took place at the Civil Airport in Borlänge, Monday 18th May and was carried out with Swedish Gripens, reports Försvarsmakten. Soldiers, officers, and conscripts participated in the exercise.

     
  • May 20 , Swedish Gripens joined forces with the US Air Force during an interoperability exercise, reports Forsvarsmakten. For the American bombers involved, it was their first time exercising in Swedish airspace. 

    May 20 , Swedish Gripens joined forces with the US Air Force during an interoperability exercise, reports Forsvarsmakten. For the American bombers involved, it was their first time exercising in Swedish airspace. 

     
  • Four Czech pilots from Čáslav Air Base, who flew to Sweden in mid-February this year, have now completed their retraining on the Gripen fighters, reports afbcaslav.com. The three-month long training was held at Såtenäs Air Base, near Lidköping. 

    Four Czech pilots from Čáslav Air Base, who flew to Sweden in mid-February this year, have now completed their retraining on the Gripen fighters, reports afbcaslav.com. The three-month long training was held at Såtenäs Air Base, near Lidköping. 

     
  • Just before travel restrictions were implemented in Hungary, two Gripen aircraft had been dropped off in Linköping for inspection. The Gripens were ready some weeks ago and due to the situation in Hungary, we came up with an alternative solution. An example of such a solution was a special delivery.

    Just before travel restrictions were implemented in Hungary, two Gripen aircraft had been dropped off in Linköping for inspection. The Gripens were ready some weeks ago and due to the situation in Hungary, we came up with an alternative solution. An example of such a solution was a special delivery.

     
  • On May 6th, Finnish and French fighter aircraft, along with Swedish Gripens, took part in a joint training mission in the Finnish skies, reports Poder Aereo.

    On May 6th, Finnish and French fighter aircraft, along with Swedish Gripens, took part in a joint training mission in the Finnish skies, reports Poder Aereo.

     
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  • A new generation modern fighter, large or small, has to be designed as a well-balanced aircraft, capable of fulfilling a wide range of missions. For Gripen, this was one of the key aspects kept in mind during the design period, even while choosing the engine for it.

    A new generation modern fighter, large or small, has to be designed as a well-balanced aircraft, capable of fulfilling a wide range of missions. For Gripen, this was one of the key aspects kept in mind during the design period, even while choosing the engine for it.

     
  • To represent a country as a trained demonstration pilot is not an easy task. It involves years of training and facing demanding challenges. In an interview with airbase.blog, Lieutenant General Máté Majerik of the Hungarian Armed Forces shares his experiences

    To represent a country as a trained demonstration pilot is not an easy task. It involves years of training and facing demanding challenges. In an interview with airbase.blog, Lieutenant General Máté Majerik of the Hungarian Armed Forces shares his experiences

     
  • Part of what makes Gripen a great multi-role or a swing-role modern aircraft is its flexible weapons systems coupled with its EW (Electronic Warfare) systems.

    Part of what makes Gripen a great multi-role or a swing-role modern aircraft is its flexible weapons systems coupled with its EW (Electronic Warfare) systems.

     
  • Saab and Brazilian company Atmos Sistemas signed a contract for a 100% acquirement of the latter on April 6th. Atmos Sistemas has been one of the beneficiaries of the Brazilian Gripen Programme alongside other Brazilian companies such as Embraer, Inbra, Akaer, AEL Sistemas, Atech and more.

    Saab and Brazilian company Atmos Sistemas signed a contract for a 100% acquirement of the latter on April 6th. Atmos Sistemas has been one of the beneficiaries of the Brazilian Gripen Programme alongside other Brazilian companies such as Embraer, Inbra, Akaer, AEL Sistemas, Atech and more.

     
  • Two HunAF Gripens flew side by side with an Antonov AN-26, an Airbus A-319 and a Falcon 7X in a special convoy few days ago. Spotters were able to watch the unique formation which happened to be a training flight.

    Two HunAF Gripens flew side by side with an Antonov AN-26, an Airbus A-319 and a Falcon 7X in a special convoy few days ago. Spotters were able to watch the unique formation which happened to be a training flight.

     
  • A recent Live Socially Distant Air Show hosted by Live Air Show TV brought together a mash-up of all the memorable air show moments from 2019, of which Czech Gripen's performance with Extra 300SR was also featured.

    A recent Live Socially Distant Air Show hosted by Live Air Show TV brought together a mash-up of all the memorable air show moments from 2019, of which Czech Gripen's performance with Extra 300SR was also featured.

     
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  • On April 8, Saab flew its new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) X-band radar in a Gripen fighter (800) for the first time, at Saab’s Linköping airfield.

    On April 8, Saab flew its new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) X-band radar in a Gripen fighter (800) for the first time, at Saab’s Linköping airfield.

     
  • The History of Gripen Design

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    Why are some fighter aircraft designed to be unstable? It’s because in a supersonic aircraft, stability will only mean the resistance to change, thus limiting or making maneuverability impossible. In other words, the more stable the aircraft, the more difficult it is to turn and pitch quickly in a complex battle scenario. In this post you will get to know more about the Gripen design philosophy. 

    Why are some fighter aircraft designed to be unstable? It’s because in a supersonic aircraft, stability will only mean the resistance to change, thus limiting or making maneuverability impossible. In other words, the more stable the aircraft, the more difficult it is to turn and pitch quickly in a complex battle scenario. In this post you will get to know more about the Gripen design philosophy. 

     
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