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  • The High Level Group in Aeronautics has annual meetings to deepen bilateral cooperation between Brazil and Sweden. Discussions have greatly strengthened since the signing of the contract for the acquisition of 36 Saab Gripen E/F fighters for the Brazilian Air Force.

    The High Level Group in Aeronautics has annual meetings to deepen bilateral cooperation between Brazil and Sweden. Discussions have greatly strengthened since the signing of the contract for the acquisition of 36 Saab Gripen E/F fighters for the Brazilian Air Force.

     
  • Do you know the story behind the name "Gripen"? It all began in the 1980s, when the Swedish Air Force organized a competition for the people to choose the name of the country's new fighter. 

    This story began in the 1980s, when the Swedish Air Force organized a competition for the people to choose the name of the country's new fighter. 


     
  • The Brazilian test engineers at the Flight Test department at Saab Aeronautics are halfway through their Transfer of Technology training and work programme. Recently they conducted their first flight test in the Gripen E programme during an almost two hour-long flight.

    The Brazilian test engineers at the Flight Test department at Saab Aeronautics are halfway through their Transfer of Technology training and work programme. Recently they conducted their first flight test in the Gripen E programme during an almost two hour-long flight.

     

     
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  • Saab has received an order for deliveries of Double Eagle SAROV systems to be used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations.

    Saab has received an order for deliveries of Double Eagle SAROV systems to be used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations. The system will be delivered for the Polish Navy’s Kormoran II class MCM minehunters being built by a Polish Consortium. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for 2021-2022.

     
  • Read about Richard Ljungberg thoughts of his experience of flying the Brazilian Air Force's newest fighter jet.


    Pilot Richard Ljungberg at the ceremony for the delivery of the first Brazilian Gripen E, in September 2019, in Linköping, Sweden.

     

    Monday, August 26, 2019, at 8:00 a.m., local time in Brazil, whilst many people were getting up for another routine day at work, Richard Ljungberg was preparing for the maiden flight of the first Brazilian Gripen in Sweden. Read below about the pilot's thoughts of his experience flying the Brazilian Air Force's newest fighter jet.

     
  • Five curiosities about the Brazilian Gripen

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    Selected through the FX-2 Programme, the bid process to re-equip the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) with new fighters, the Brazilian Gripen Programme has many stories to tell and curiosities to share.

    Selected through the FX-2 Programme, the bid process to re-equip the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) with new fighters, the Brazilian Gripen Programme has many stories to tell and curiosities to share.

     
  • In January, the Gripen Programme accomplished another valuable achievement: the team of engineers and technicians at Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) delivered the first serial produced rear fuselage for the Swedish Gripen E as part of the on-the-job training programme in Linköping, Sweden.

    In January, the Gripen Programme accomplished another valuable achievement: the team of engineers and technicians at Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) delivered the first serial produced rear fuselage for the Swedish Gripen E as part of the on-the-job training programme in Linköping, Sweden. This is yet another milestone in the Transfer of Technology Programme that will train more than 350 Brazilian engineers and technicians by 2024, strengthening the base of the national defence industry.

     
  • Barracuda Multispectral Camouflage

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    In combat scenarios, it is vital to monitor enemy positions and movements to ensure survival and operational success. Because of technological advances on the battlefield, sensors and radars increase the capacity of observation and enable strategies and decisions to be based on a greater situational awareness. Similarly, methods for camouflaging troops, facilities and snipers also have evolved.

    In combat scenarios, it is vital to monitor enemy positions and movements to ensure survival and operational success. Because of technological advances on the battlefield, sensors and radars increase the capacity of observation and enable strategies and decisions to be based on a greater situational awareness. Similarly, methods for camouflaging troops, facilities and snipers also have evolved.

     
  • 2019

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  • A different definition of bird hunting

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    The image of the first Brazilian Gripen E during its first flight has been seen by a worldwide audience. We spoke to the man behind the picture – and what flying photography is all about. Enter the world of our colleague Linus Svensson.

    The image of the first Brazilian Gripen E during its first flight has been seen by a worldwide audience. We spoke to the man behind the picture – and what flying photography is all about. Enter the world of our colleague Linus Svensson.

     
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  • In a timeline of many accomplishments, the Gripen Programme has set one of the most important milestones since its inception: the inaugural flight of the first Brazilian Gripen E. On August 26, 2019, the fighter took the skies of Linköping, Sweden, and performed the first flight test that verified basic handling and flight qualities at different altitudes and speeds.

    In a timeline of many accomplishments, the Gripen Programme has set one of the most important milestones since its inception: the inaugural flight of the first Brazilian Gripen E. On August 26, 2019, the fighter took the skies of Linköping, Sweden, and performed the first flight test that verified basic handling and flight qualities at different altitudes and speeds.

     
  • Brazilian colours in the sky of Linköping

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    It was 9h41 am in Brazil and people were starting their week having breakfast, arriving at the office, or even stuck on traffic. One could think that it was just another uneventful Monday morning, but that was not the case. More than 10.000 kilometres across the ocean, in Sweden, the first Brazilian Gripen took off from Linköping's airfield, 2h41 pm, Swedish time. The maiden flight of Brazil's first Gripen E had the purpose of verifying basic handling and flight qualities at different altitudes and speeds.

    It was 9h41 am in Brazil and people were starting their week having breakfast, arriving at the office, or even stuck on traffic. One could think that it was just another uneventful Monday morning, but that was not the case. More than 10.000 kilometres across the ocean, in Sweden, the first Brazilian Gripen took off from Linköping's airfield, 2h41 pm, Swedish time. The maiden flight of Brazil's first Gripen E had the purpose of verifying basic handling and flight qualities at different altitudes and speeds.

     
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  • The start-up of production at Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) plant is fast approaching. In just over a years' time, production will be up and running, where some 60 people comprising operators, management, warehouse personnel and engineers will be manufacturing parts for the Brazilian Gripen E/F fighters. Thanks to 3D scanning and CATIA models it is now possible to tour the plant located outside São Paulo by using VR goggles.

    The start-up of production at Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) plant is fast approaching. In just over a years' time, production will be up and running, where some 60 people comprising operators, management, warehouse personnel and engineers will be manufacturing parts for the Brazilian Gripen E/F fighters. Thanks to 3D scanning and CATIA models it is now possible to tour the plant located outside São Paulo by using VR goggles.

     
  • Last year was a productive one for the Brazilian Gripen Programme, with several important milestones. Among other achievements, we can highlight the first Brazilian aircraft in final production, in Linköping and the important results of the joint development of Gripen E and F in Linköping and at the Gripen Design and Development Network (GDDN), in São Paulo State, Brazil.

    Last year was a productive one for the Brazilian Gripen Programme, with several important milestones. Among other achievements, we can highlight the first Brazilian aircraft in final production, in Linköping and the important results of the joint development of Gripen E and F in Linköping and at the Gripen Design and Development Network (GDDN), in São Paulo State, Brazil.

     
  • Industrial Cooperation, an extremely complex process that involves not only technical aspects but also a deep interaction between Brazil and Sweden, has a clear objective: to make Brazil capable of developing, building and maintaining a supersonic aircraft - Gripen.

    Industrial Cooperation, an extremely complex process that involves not only technical aspects but also a deep interaction between Brazil and Sweden, has a clear objective: to make Brazil capable of developing, building and maintaining a supersonic aircraft - Gripen.

     
  • Major Aviator Ramon Lincoln Santos Fórneas, operational coordinator of the Fox Group, highlighted the three main missions that Gripen will be entrusted with performing as soon as they arrive in Brazil and begin serving the Air Force.

    Major Aviator Ramon Lincoln Santos Fórneas, operational coordinator of the Fox Group, highlighted the three main missions that Gripen will be entrusted with performing as soon as they arrive in Brazil and begin serving the Air Force.

     
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