The Gripen E-series is for customers who face more pronounced threats or have wider territories to secure. With an ability to constantly evolve, Gripen E is built to keep up with all sort of challenges that a future battle scenario may throw at a pilot. But what exactly helps Gripen deal with the most advanced threats?
Face high-threat environment head-on
Contested airspaces, integrated air defence systems, these are modern battlefield environments that call for the most modern fighter systems. Gripen E/F carries a variety of both active and passive measures to disrupt enemy efforts and protect itself and other friendly units. The new Electronic Warfare (EW) system allows disruption of the enemy’s ability to function effectively. Its goal is to either assist in the destruction of enemy assets or confuse them altogether. Designed to handle the new age signal environment, this EW system, with its ultra wide band digital receivers, advanced signal processing and extensive processing capacity, can distinguish the real threat signals from others.
To succeed in any mission up in the sky, information is the key. But what is even more important is the time at which you get this information. Did your enemy sense you before you sensed them? Gripen E/F reduces its likelihood of being detected by relying on its passive sensors, or through active jamming. It utilizes all available data in the battle cloud, including that sent by other air, land or sea-based units, and fuses it locally on every platform. Not just that, it passes on information to other gripen pilots as well, if any. The result: You see the unseen.
Rely on the best fighter intelligence
Imagine this: You are in the middle of a complex mission. You are getting a list of instructions from the control room. You have detected a few enemy bases already and you are coordinating with three other friendly pilots in the air as well. The information download can get too much. Gripen E/F’s fighter intelligence has the capability to work autonomously on several areas simultaneously, and provides the pilot with suggestions. This means the chances of a Gripen pilot making the smartest decisions during real life missions is simply top-notch.
Be ready for tomorrow
You have an advanced fighter system. Sounds great. But will it be advanced after a few years? Will it be ready to face challenges that seem almost unreal today but may crop up - thanks to technology - tomorrow? Gripen's answer to this question is yes. With its split avionics system that are hardware agnostic, the operator is free to integrate new features without re-certifying the flight critical software. This means you don't need to wait for a mid-life upgrade to stay modern. You get the latest technology integrated to your fighter much before that.