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Gripen E Roll-out

Gripen E was presented to the world for the first time on May 16, 2016. Here you can watch the historical event and follow the evolution of the Smart Fighter.



Gripen E first flight

June 15, 2017 marks a milestone in the Gripen evolution as Gripen E made its maiden flight. Here you can find the best material from this proud moment.


First flight

Supersonic test flight

On 18 October 2017, the Gripen E test aircraft completed another milestone as it flew greater than the speed of sound, as part of the ongoing flight trials programme.


Supersonic test flight

First missile firing by Gripen E

Gripen E has successfully completed the first tests to verify the ability to release and launch external payloads. The tests took place in October 2018 at Vidsel Test Range in the north of Sweden.


First missile firing


Second Gripen E completes its first flight

On 26 November 2018, Saab completed the successful first flight of the second Gripen E test aircraft. The aircraft took off from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden.

First flight with second Gripen E

Third Gripen E completes its first flight

Another fantastic milestone for the Gripen E programme has been achieved. On 10 June 2019, our third Gripen E test aircraft made its maiden flight in Linköping, Sweden.

First flight with third gripen E