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  • Czech Gripens guarding the Baltic airspace have performed 9 sharp take-offs and flown a total of 200 hours since the beginning of the mission in September, reports iDNES.cz.

    Czech Gripens guarding the Baltic airspace have performed 9 sharp take-offs and flown a total of 200 hours since the beginning of the mission in September, reports iDNES.cz.

     
  • The operational signal environment for EW systems is growing more complex and systems that were developed some 20 years ago have become redundant. This makes it difficult for fighters to handle and recognize threat signals and differentiate them with other signals.

    The operational signal environment for EW systems is growing more complex and systems that were developed some 20 years ago have become redundant. This makes it difficult for fighters to handle and recognize threat signals and differentiate them with other signals.

     
  • Saab carried out the first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) with successful results on 4 November 2019. The pod’s interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight.

    Saab carried out the first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) with successful results on 4 November 2019. The pod’s interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight.

     
  • GDDN (Gripen Design and Development Network), the hub of all Gripen development in Brazil, will complete three years this month. Located at Embraer premises in Gavião Peixoto, the GDDN facility was founded by Saab and Embraer in November 2016.

    GDDN (Gripen Design and Development Network), the hub of all Gripen development in Brazil, will complete three years this month. Located at Embraer premises in Gavião Peixoto, the GDDN facility was founded by Saab and Embraer in November 2016.

     
  • On Thursday, 31st of October, Finland issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for its HX Fighter Program to Saab, Boeing, Dassault, Eurofighter, and Lockheed for their fighters - Gripen, F/A-18, Rafale, Typhoon, and F-35, respectively.

    On Thursday, 31st of October, Finland issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for its HX Fighter Program to Saab, Boeing, Dassault, Eurofighter, and Lockheed for their fighters - Gripen, F/A-18, Rafale, Typhoon, and F-35, respectively.

     
  • FAB’s Wing Week Showcases Gripen E

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    Gripen E was exhibited at the National Museum of Brazil, along with a 3D projection of the fighter at night. The event called "Wing Week" was held by the FAB from 22-27 October.

    Gripen E was exhibited at the National Museum of Brazil, along with a 3D projection of the fighter at night. The event called "Wing Week" was held by the FAB from 22-27 October.

     
  • Blekinge flygflottilj, aka F 17, which was established in 1944, recently turned 75. It was not until the year 2002 that two squadrons of Gripen fighters came to replace the ageing Viggen fighters. Today, F 17 is home to around 40 Gripen fighters. 

    Blekinge flygflottilj, aka F 17, which was established in 1944, recently turned 75. It was not until the year 2002 that two squadrons of Gripen fighters came to replace the ageing Viggen fighters. Today, F 17 is home to around 40 Gripen fighters. 

     
  • An in-flight refueling (IFR) exercise, also known as air-to-air-refueling (AAR) exercise, was conducted by the Czech Gripen pilots during the Baltic Air Policing 2019 in early October.

    An in-flight refueling (IFR) exercise, also known as air-to-air-refueling (AAR) exercise, was conducted by the Czech Gripen pilots during the Baltic Air Policing 2019 in early October.

     
  • 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.

     
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