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  • 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.

     
  • Episode 3 of True Collaboration Season 3 talks about how Gripen meets all the requirements related to performance, range, and autonomy, which help in strengthening Brazil's defence and security. 

    Episode 3 of True Collaboration Season 3 talks about how Gripen meets all the requirements related to performance, range, and autonomy, which help in strengthening Brazil's defence and security. 

     
  • Over 50 years of electronic warfare innovation for Saab has meant that today, Saab not only offers EW solutions for military aircraft but for a variety of platforms in the land and sea domain as well. As a result, Gripen features superior EW capabilities adapted for complex threat environments today.

    Over 50 years of electronic warfare innovation for Saab has meant that today, Saab not only offers EW solutions for military aircraft but for a variety of platforms in the land and sea domain as well. As a result, Gripen features superior EW capabilities adapted for complex threat environments today.

     
  • When Volvo Aero (now GKN Aerospace) was commissioned to further develop General Electric's engine F404 (which had only been used in twin-engine planes before) as per the first Gripen’s requirement back in the 1980s, it had to redesign the engine to increase its reliability and power.

    When Volvo Aero (now GKN Aerospace) was commissioned to further develop General Electric's engine F404 (which had only been used in twin-engine planes before) as per the first Gripen’s requirement back in the 1980s, it had to redesign the engine to increase its reliability and power.

     
  • In an interview with Stratpost, Mats Palmberg, Vice President, Industrial Partnerships, Saab, and head of Gripen India campaign, talks about the details of Saab's offer of an advanced industrial body if India selects Gripen.

    In an interview with Stratpost, Mats Palmberg, Vice President, Industrial Partnerships, Saab, and head of Gripen India campaign, talks about the details of Saab's offer of an advanced industrial body if India selects Gripen.

     
  • The second episode of ‘True Collaboration Season 3’ takes a look at the kind of preparations that are currently being carried out in Wing 2 of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for the arrival of the Gripen fighters. 

    The second episode of ‘True Collaboration Season 3’ takes a look at the kind of preparations that are currently being carried out in Wing 2 of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for the arrival of the Gripen fighters. 

     
  • Although Sweden and Brazil have a partnership dating as far back as 1984, the Gripen contract, which was signed in 2014, has further strengthened the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. 

    Although Sweden and Brazil have a partnership dating as far back as 1984, the Gripen contract, which was signed in 2014, has further strengthened the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. 

     
  • For the Brazilian Air Force, Gripen meets all the requirements for the country to be in control of their airspace and guarantee national sovereignty. In the first episode of True Collaboration season 3, the Brazilian Defence Minister and a few Brazilian officials, emphasize on the responsibilities that Gripen will undertake for a more secure Brazil.

    For the Brazilian Air Force, Gripen meets all the requirements for the country to be in control of their airspace and guarantee national sovereignty. In the first episode of True Collaboration season 3, the Brazilian Defence Minister and a few Brazilian officials, emphasize on the responsibilities that Gripen will undertake for a more secure Brazil.

     
  • 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.

     
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