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  • 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.

     
  • Saab has signed a contract with the Brazilian Army for deliveries of RBS 70 NG – the latest generation of the RBS 70 man-portable air defence system.

    Saab has signed a contract with the Brazilian Army for deliveries of RBS 70 NG – the latest generation of the RBS 70 man-portable air defence system.

     
  • 2018

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  • Brazilian pilots prepare for flying

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    A group of fighter pilots and flight controllers from the Brazilian Air Force have recently conducted a course in Beyond Visual Range (BVR) combat with Gripen at The Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre (Flygvapnets Luftstrids Simulerings Centrum, FLSC) in Stockholm, Sweden.

    A group of fighter pilots and flight controllers from the Brazilian Air Force have recently conducted a course in Beyond Visual Range (BVR) combat with Gripen at The Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre (Flygvapnets Luftstrids Simulerings Centrum, FLSC) in Stockholm, Sweden.

     
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    O conceito de “sanduíche” de plástico reforçado com fibra de vidro – o GRP – é uma estrutura tecnológica de última geração. E assim são formadas as estruturas do casco e do deck dos navios de contramedidas de minagem, por exemplo. Elas são fabricadas com o GRP, genericamente chamado de material composto. Esse material é utilizado em método especial desenvolvido em estreita cooperação entre a Administração de Materiais de Defesa Sueca (FMV) e a Saab. O material composto não sofre os efeitos de corrosão ou degradação e é completamente não magnético.

     

    O conceito de “sanduíche” de plástico reforçado com fibra de vidro – o GRP – é uma estrutura tecnológica de última geração. E assim são formadas as estruturas do casco e do deck dos navios de contramedidas de minagem, por exemplo. Elas são fabricadas com o GRP, genericamente chamado de material composto. Esse material é utilizado em método especial desenvolvido em estreita cooperação entre a Administração de Materiais de Defesa Sueca (FMV) e a Saab. O material composto não sofre os efeitos de corrosão ou degradação e é completamente não magnético.

     
  • 9LV: Saab's flexible C4I system

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    9LV CMS offers a complete C4I system (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information) for all types of naval platforms. It provides the command team with excellent operational capabilities, supporting all kinds of missions, from the coast to the open sea, and can be used on small vessels such as patrols and frigates, and large vessels such as submarines and aircraft carriers.

    9LV CMS offers a complete C4I system (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information) for all types of naval platforms. It provides the command team with excellent operational capabilities, supporting all kinds of missions, from the coast to the open sea, and can be used on small vessels such as patrols and frigates, and large vessels such as submarines and aircraft carriers.

     
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  • GlobalEye’s highlights in 2018

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    GlobalEye is an Early Warning and Control (AEW & C) aircraft that is a truly multi-mission solution for balanced functions. It combines sophisticated sensors and sophisticated data fusion into an intuitive mission system on the Bombardier Global 6000 jet with fully networked communications. This capability provides excellent flexibility across the mission spectrum in times of peace and combat, and particularly benefits joint-forces commanders who manage combined air, sea and land operations.

    GlobalEye is an Early Warning and Control (AEW & C) aircraft that is a truly multi-mission solution for balanced functions. It combines sophisticated sensors and sophisticated data fusion into an intuitive mission system on the Bombardier Global 6000 jet with fully networked communications. This capability provides excellent flexibility across the mission spectrum in times of peace and combat, and particularly benefits joint-forces commanders who manage combined air, sea and land operations.

     
  • 5 facts about Saab’s NLAW anti-tank system

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    The global political situation is in flux. After many years of stability, European nations are concerned about a threat from the east and looking to substantially increase their defences at home.

    The global political situation is in flux. After many years of stability, European nations are concerned about a threat from the east and looking to substantially increase their defences at home.

     
  • Saab Develops Space Offer

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    Saab broadens its offer with a solution connecting several of the company's existing products and combat management systems with satellite data. Saab will also offer a surface-based space surveillance radar.

    Saab broadens its offer with a solution connecting several of the company's existing products and combat management systems with satellite data. Saab will also offer a surface-based space surveillance radar.

     
  • From fishing nets to camouflage

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    Almost sixty years ago, Carl Ekman from Bjärka Säby, south of Linköping, Sweden, had an idea. He would make the world's first entirely synthetic camouflage netting. The small family company already produced sports fishing nets on which the camouflage netting would be based. To underscore the strength and high quality of the netting, he named the net and his company after one of the world's toughest predatory fish – the Barracuda.

    Almost sixty years ago, Carl Ekman from Bjärka Säby, south of Linköping, Sweden, had an idea. He would make the world's first entirely synthetic camouflage netting. The small family company already produced sports fishing nets on which the camouflage netting would be based. To underscore the strength and high quality of the netting, he named the net and his company after one of the world's toughest predatory fish – the Barracuda.

     
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