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  • 2020

  • Gripen E cold climate test

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    The purpose of the tests was to test how Gripen E operates in this type of climate with regard to maintenance, normal start ups, flights, landings and braking on a naturally snow and ice covered landing strip.

    The purpose of the tests was to test how Gripen E operates in this type of climate with regard to maintenance, normal start ups, flights, landings and braking on a naturally snow and ice covered landing strip.

     
  • Why is Gripen Right For Finland?

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    Saab’s offer to Finland includes a substantial weapon and sensor package, associated services, transfer of repair, maintenance and overhaul capabilities, and assembly of the aircraft. Industrial cooperation package aiming at building security of supply is also a very important part of the Saab offer.

    Saab’s offer to Finland includes a substantial weapon and sensor package, associated services, transfer of repair, maintenance and overhaul capabilities, and assembly of the aircraft. Industrial cooperation package aiming at building security of supply is also a very important part of the Saab offer.

     
  • It has been 14 years since Gripen became a part of the Hungarian Air Force. The first batch of Gripen fighters arrived at Kecskemét air base on 21 March, 2006.

    It has been 14 years since Gripen became a part of the Hungarian Air Force. The first batch of Gripen fighters arrived at Kecskemét air base on 21 March, 2006.

     
  • Last twelve months were very productive and eventful for the Gripen E/F programme. More Brazilian engineers were trained, three new test aircraft were added, bringing the total number to six, and the test programme reported more than 300 flight hours

    Last twelve months were very productive and eventful for the Gripen E/F programme. More Brazilian engineers were trained, three new test aircraft were added, bringing the total number to six, and the test programme reported more than 300 flight hours

     
  • The Gripen E/F test programme has now reached new heights as it moves forward from basic flight trials to testing the aircraft's tactical and sensor systems.

    The Gripen E/F test programme has now reached new heights as it moves forward from basic flight trials to testing the aircraft's tactical and sensor systems.

     
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  • Saab's Make in India proposal is a lot more than just transferring assembly lines to India. Besides tangible manufacturing and production processes, the Gripen offer also focuses extensively on establishing the world’s most modern fighter aircraft manufacturing capability in India.

    Saab's Make in India proposal is a lot more than just transferring assembly lines to India. Besides tangible manufacturing and production processes, the Gripen offer also focuses extensively on establishing the world’s most modern fighter aircraft manufacturing capability in India.

     
  • Saab recently entered another important milestone in the Gripen E/F programme with the first metal cut of the two-seater F version at Saab's facilities in Linköping.

    Saab recently entered another important milestone in the Gripen E/F programme with the first metal cut of the two-seater F version at Saab's facilities in Linköping.

     
  • Saab CEO Micael Johansson recently told a Brazilian newspaper that if Gripen were to win the Colombian fighter competition, the existing facilities in Brazil can be used for final assembly and testing, reports Airway

    Saab CEO Micael Johansson recently told a Brazilian newspaper that if Gripen were to win the Colombian fighter competition, the existing facilities in Brazil can be used for final assembly and testing, reports Airway

     
  • On 26th March 2020, Saab will host its Gripen Seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, and is pleased to invite media, financial analysts, and investors to the event. The Gripen Seminar is held every year to provide yearly updates on the progress of the Gripen programme and a global market outlook from Saab's perspective.

    On 26th March 2020, Saab will host its Gripen Seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, and is pleased to invite media, financial analysts, and investors to the event. The Gripen Seminar is held every year to provide yearly updates on the progress of the Gripen programme and a global market outlook from Saab's perspective.

     
  • The Hungarian and the Czech Air Forces will send Gripen fighters to participate in this year's NATO Tiger Meet which is to be held in May.

    The Hungarian and the Czech Air Forces will send Gripen fighters to participate in this year's NATO Tiger Meet which is to be held in May.

     
  • Gripen, although the newest contender for Canada’s fighter procurement program, has been listed as one of the strongest one for the ongoing Future Fighter Capability project.

    Gripen, although the newest contender for Canada’s fighter procurement program, has been listed as one of the strongest one for the ongoing Future Fighter Capability project.

     
  • The first Gripen E to take to the air was one of the early prototypes of the E series, designated 39-8. Gripen 39-8 has ever since served as a platform to run various tests and updates for Gripen E at Saab facilities in Sweden.  

    The first Gripen E to take to the air was one of the early prototypes of the E series, designated 39-8. Gripen 39-8 has ever since served as a platform to run various tests and updates for Gripen E at Saab facilities in Sweden.  

     
  • Saab’s bid for Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) intensifies with the Swedish company putting together a ‘Gripen for Canada Team’ which includes leading Canadian aerospace companies.

    Saab’s bid for Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) intensifies with the Swedish company putting together a ‘Gripen for Canada Team’ which includes leading Canadian aerospace companies.

     
  • GKN Aerospace has been selected to provide technical support, maintenance, repair, and support for Swedish Gripen E's RM16 engines. 

    GKN Aerospace has been selected to provide technical support, maintenance, repair, and support for Swedish Gripen E's RM16 engines. 

     
  • Czech and Hungarian Gripens recently participated in combined air operations, mainly in the night-time missions, of the Multinational Air Group (MAGDAY) exercise in Jagel, Germany.

    Czech and Hungarian Gripens recently participated in combined air operations, mainly in the night-time missions, of the Multinational Air Group (MAGDAY) exercise in Jagel, Germany.

     
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