Gripen users

Gripen C/D fighters are currently in-service with two NATO-members nations - Czech Republic and Hungary, as well as South Africa and Thailand. Gripen with its inherent growth capability will remain the backbone of these air forces for the next 30 + years.

Sweden has been a user since the late 90's and also have the largest fleet of Gripen C/D in operational service. Sweden has also ordered 60 Gripen E and together with Brazil who has ordered 36 Gripen E/F, they will become the first users of the Gripen E series.

 

Users

Sweden - Brazil - Czech Republic - ETPS - Hungary - South Africa - Thailand

Sweden

Gripen was declared operational with the Swedish Air Force in 1997, and 204 aircraft, including 28 two seaters, have been delivered. Gripen is stationed at following air wings: F7, F17 and F21.

Brazil

Has signed a contract of 28 single and 8 two-seated Gripen E fighters and deliveries to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) will be undertaken from 2019 to 2024.

Czech Republic

Gripen is in full operational service with the Czech Republic Air Force, which has taken delivery of all 14 aircraft (12 single-seat and 2 two-seaters) to meet its national, European and NATO defence needs.

Empire Test Pilots' School

Flown from the SAAB airfield at Linkoping, Sweden, the Gripen trains ETPS students in the techniques needed to evaluate complex, cutting-edge, agile fighter aircraft and their associated systems.

Hungary

Gripen is in full operational service with the Hungarian Air Force, which has taken delivery of 14 aircraft (12 single-seat and 2 two-seaters) to meet its national, European and NATO needs. Gripen in Hungary is stationed at wing MH 59.

South Africa

South Africa, Gripen’s first export customer, has ordered a fleet of 26 aircraft (9 two-seat and 17 single seat aircraft) to replace its existing front-line aircraft. Deliveries began in 2008 and was completed during the spring of 2012. Gripen in South Africa is stationed at Air Force Base Makhado. 

Thailand

Operates a fleet of 12 Gripen aircraft (4 two-seat and 8 single seat aircraft). The first six Gripen aircraft were delivered in 2011 and the last six were delivered in september 2013. Gripen in Thailand is stationed at Wing 7.