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  • To achieve air dominance, maximum time in the air is essential for any Air Force. Gripen’s refuelling capabilities like air-to-air refuelling and hot refuelling enable the operating Air Force to stay airborne longer. Season 3, episode 4 of True Collaboration talks about how Gripen’s air-to-air refuelling capabilities are ideal for a country like Brazil to have better control of its airspace.

    To achieve air dominance, maximum time in the air is essential for any Air Force. Gripen’s refuelling capabilities like air-to-air refuelling and hot refuelling enable the operating Air Force to stay airborne longer. Season 3, episode 4 of True Collaboration talks about how Gripen’s air-to-air refuelling capabilities are ideal for a country like Brazil to have better control of its airspace.

     
  • Saab has always been incorporative of new and efficient technological advances in the products and solutions that they deliver. One such technological incorporation has been the Human Machine Interface (HMI), which is the result of AI technology, on the multirole aircraft Gripen. Episode 5, Season 3 of True Collaboration talks about some of the advantages of the Gripen, owing to its excellent HMI feature.

    Saab has always been incorporative of new and efficient technological advances in the products and solutions that they deliver. One such technological incorporation has been the Human Machine Interface (HMI), which is the result of AI technology, on the multirole aircraft Gripen. Episode 5, Season 3 of True Collaboration talks about some of the advantages of the Gripen, owing to its excellent HMI feature.

     
  • Gripen calendar 2020 A year with Gripen

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    Each month you will find a new image from the Gripen Calendar 2020 to download. The images show The Smart Fighter in action from Gripen users around the world.

    Each month you will find a new image from the Gripen Calendar 2020 to download. The images show The Smart Fighter in action from Gripen users around the world.

     
  • A report by Flight Global delves deeper into some of the aspects of the Gripen that are directly correlated to the Swedish Air Force’s (SwAF) austere basing system during the Cold War. An air basing system called the Bas 90 or Flybassystem 90 was devised in order to make ground attacks more difficult for the opponent. The idea was to disperse the fighters throughout a large territory where they can use normal roads as runways. As explained in a 1986 documentary produced by the Swedish military, “Attacking aircraft on the ground is made more difficult by dispersing individual flightline positions over large areas and with long distances between each position.”

    A report by Flight Global delves deeper into some of the aspects of the Gripen that are directly correlated to the Swedish Air Force’s (SwAF) austere basing system during the Cold War. An air basing system called the Bas 90 or Flybassystem 90 was devised in order to make ground attacks more difficult for the opponent. The idea was to disperse the fighters throughout a large territory where they can use normal roads as runways. As explained in a 1986 documentary produced by the Swedish military, “Attacking aircraft on the ground is made more difficult by dispersing individual flightline positions over large areas and with long distances between each position.”

     
  • With a combination of indigenous content and transfer of technologies and capabilities, Saab’s approach will have a much higher impact on the long term technological and economic development of India than competitors.

    With a combination of indigenous content and transfer of technologies and capabilities, Saab’s approach will have a much higher impact on the long term technological and economic development of India than competitors.

     
  • Swedish aerospace company, GKN, has been awarded a contract to continue testing the Alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel in Gripen’s RM12 engine, reports Aerospace Testing International. The testing of the alcohol-based biofuel is part of a 7 year joint study between the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV), the US Air Force, and the US Navy. The project, which started in 2013, will see its completion towards the end of this year.

    Swedish aerospace company, GKN, has been awarded a contract to continue testing the Alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel in Gripen’s RM12 engine, reports Aerospace Testing International. The testing of the alcohol-based biofuel is part of a 7 year joint study between the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV), the US Air Force, and the US Navy. The project, which started in 2013, will see its completion towards the end of this year.

     
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  • Why Electronic Warfare is the Future

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    Over the years, electronic warfare (EW) has become increasingly important and large investments have been made in this technology. Over 50 years of electronic warfare innovation for Saab has meant that today, Saab not only offers EW solutions for military aircraft but for a variety of platforms in the land and sea domain as well. But the need to protect fighters from air-to-air missiles and to achieve ground-based air defence was the main reason for this development. As a result, Gripen features superior EW capabilities adapted for complex threat environments today.

    Over the years, electronic warfare (EW) has become increasingly important and large investments have been made in this technology. Over 50 years of electronic warfare innovation for Saab has meant that today, Saab not only offers EW solutions for military aircraft but for a variety of platforms in the land and sea domain as well. But the need to protect fighters from air-to-air missiles and to achieve ground-based air defence was the main reason for this development. As a result, Gripen features superior EW capabilities adapted for complex threat environments today.

     
  • In an interview with Stratpost, Mats Palmberg, Vice President, Industrial Partnerships, Saab, and head of Gripen India campaign, talks about the details of Saab's offer of an advanced industrial body if India selects Gripen.

    In an interview with Stratpost, Mats Palmberg, Vice President, Industrial Partnerships, Saab, and head of Gripen India campaign, talks about the details of Saab's offer of an advanced industrial body if India selects Gripen.

     
  • The Engine That has Gripen’s Back

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    When it comes to designing a fighter aircraft, speed and stealth may have been in demand up until a few decades ago, but versatility and multi-capability have instead taken the front row today. A new generation modern fighter, large or small, has to be designed as a well-balanced aircraft, capable of fulfilling a wide range of missions. For Gripen, this was one of the key aspects kept in mind during the design period, even while choosing the engine for it. In the last of a four-part series that talks about the design of Gripen, Millennium 7 * HistoryTech draws attention to the Gripen engine and the role it plays in making Gripen the fighter it is today.

    When it comes to designing a fighter aircraft, speed and stealth may have been in demand up until a few decades ago, but versatility and multi-capability have instead taken the front row today. A new generation modern fighter, large or small, has to be designed as a well-balanced aircraft, capable of fulfilling a wide range of missions. For Gripen, this was one of the key aspects kept in mind during the design period, even while choosing the engine for it. In the last of a four-part series that talks about the design of Gripen, Millennium 7 * HistoryTech draws attention to the Gripen engine and the role it plays in making Gripen the fighter it is today.

     
  • Part of what makes Gripen a great multi-role or a swing-role modern aircraft is its flexible weapons systems coupled with its EW (Electronic Warfare) systems.

    Part of what makes Gripen a great multi-role or a swing-role modern aircraft is its flexible weapons systems coupled with its EW (Electronic Warfare) systems.

     
  • Gripen Offer a Full Package for India

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    In a conversation with Aditya Kakkar from Economic Times, Saab India Chairman and MD, Ola Rignell talks about Saab’s offer for the Indian Air Force. The proposal includes not only the Gripen aircraft but also systems, support systems and most importantly, Transfer of Technology.

    In a conversation with Aditya Kakkar from Economic Times, Saab India Chairman and MD, Ola Rignell talks about Saab’s offer for the Indian Air Force. The proposal includes not only the Gripen aircraft but also systems, support systems and most importantly, Transfer of Technology.

     
  • Saab’s Make in India proposal is a lot more than just transferring assembly lines to India. Besides tangible manufacturing and production processes, the Gripen offer also focuses extensively on establishing the world’s most modern fighter aircraft manufacturing capability in India. This will be achieved mainly through Technology and Capability Transfer that Saab has offered to other countries in the past, and now to India.

    Saab’s Make in India proposal is a lot more than just transferring assembly lines to India. Besides tangible manufacturing and production processes, the Gripen offer also focuses extensively on establishing the world’s most modern fighter aircraft manufacturing capability in India. This will be achieved mainly through Technology and Capability Transfer that Saab has offered to other countries in the past, and now to India.

     
  • How Gripen Operates At Night

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    A report in Defesaaereanaval.com details out how SwAF Gripen pilots conduct their night flying missions, and explains the role of maintenance teams during such missions.

    A report in Defesaaereanaval.com details out how SwAF Gripen pilots conduct their night flying missions, and explains the role of maintenance teams during such missions.

     
  • WAD: Delivering High Situational Awareness

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    Staying ahead of your opponents in a modern battlespace is not easy. Pilots need a support system that helps them handle high volume of data and select and launch weapons at the right time. Fast paced technological advancements have also led to the development of improved sensors, as a result of which, being the first one to know has become even more critical than before.

    Staying ahead of your opponents in a modern battlespace is not easy. Pilots need a support system that helps them handle high volume of data and select and launch weapons at the right time. Fast paced technological advancements have also led to the development of improved sensors, as a result of which, being the first one to know has become even more critical than before.

     
  • Gripen is Prepared For Future Challenges

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    The battle space of tomorrow is going to be a lot more complicated than it is today. A lot more information will need to be handled much quicker. And to be prepared for future, one needs to have an understanding of the nature of anticipated technological advancements. Lisa Åbom, Chief Technology Officer, Saab Business area Aeronautics, talks about three such technology trends that will drive Saab forward and keep Gripen future proof.

    The battle space of tomorrow is going to be a lot more complicated than it is today. A lot more information will need to be handled much quicker. And to be prepared for future, one needs to have an understanding of the nature of anticipated technological advancements. Lisa Åbom, Chief Technology Officer, Saab Business area Aeronautics, talks about three such technology trends that will drive Saab forward and keep Gripen future proof.

     
  • Withstanding High G-forces

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    To be able to fly a Gripen fighter, new pilots first need to physically prepare themselves to withstand high Gs while at the same time getting fully skilled in cockpit operations.

    To be able to fly a Gripen fighter, new pilots first need to physically prepare themselves to withstand high Gs while at the same time getting fully skilled in cockpit operations.

     
  • Gripen Has the Edge in War Games

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    In a recently published article in The Aviation Geek Club, a former Swedish Air Force Flight Engineer talks about how Gripen has the upper hand in almost any dogfight scenarios, making it a prized fighter of its Air Forces.
    Stefan Englund remembers the first Gripen (Gripen A) to participate in Red Flag 2006 as part of the Red Team.
    In a recently published article in The Aviation Geek Club, a former Swedish Air Force Flight Engineer talks about how Gripen has the upper hand in almost any dogfight scenarios, making it a prized fighter of its Air Forces.
    Stefan Englund remembers the first Gripen (Gripen A) to participate in Red Flag 2006 as part of the Red Team.
     
  • The operational signal environment for EW systems is growing more complex and systems that were developed some 20 years ago have become redundant. This makes it difficult for fighters to handle and recognize threat signals and differentiate them with other signals. The electromagnetic environment in future will be larger, more digital, more complex. The EW system of the future, therefore, must be able to operate in a congested, multi-domain, and multi-national environment. The system should also be able to not just selectively attack, but also be effective against deception and flooding.

    The operational signal environment for EW systems is growing more complex and systems that were developed some 20 years ago have become redundant. This makes it difficult for fighters to handle and recognize threat signals and differentiate them with other signals. The electromagnetic environment in future will be larger, more digital, more complex. The EW system of the future, therefore, must be able to operate in a congested, multi-domain, and multi-national environment. The system should also be able to not just selectively attack, but also be effective against deception and flooding.

     
  • When a fighter aircraft gets damaged during a mission or a battle, the solution is usually to take it back to the base for repair. But with additive manufacturing, most commonly known as 3D printing, the crew members can produce spare parts on the spot allowing the fighter to get back on track as quickly as possible.

    When a fighter aircraft gets damaged during a mission or a battle, the solution is usually to take it back to the base for repair. But with additive manufacturing, most commonly known as 3D printing, the crew members can produce spare parts on the spot allowing the fighter to get back on track as quickly as possible.

     
  • Ever since Saab put together its first Gripen offer to India, it has maintained that the partnership will be on the lines of the “Make in India” concept. Defining its proposal a little more, the Swedish defence and security company has now announced that it will manufacture 96 Gripen E/F fighters in India.

    Ever since Saab put together its first Gripen offer to India, it has maintained that the partnership will be on the lines of the “Make in India” concept. Defining its proposal a little more, the Swedish defence and security company has now announced that it will manufacture 96 Gripen E/F fighters in India.

     
  • The Gripen Way is to Stay One Step Ahead

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    The rapid development of core technologies means continuous changes in modern warfare as well. This means a product made for today might become obsolete tomorrow. And since a nation makes huge investments in defence technologies, the need for long-term planning becomes critical. The solution is to design products that can stand the test of time and one way to do this is through upgradation. A multirole modern fighter like Gripen, which has inherent upgrade potential, is designed not only to handle the threats of today but the future as well. 

    The rapid development of core technologies means continuous changes in modern warfare as well. This means a product made for today might become obsolete tomorrow. And since a nation makes huge investments in defence technologies, the need for long-term planning becomes critical. The solution is to design products that can stand the test of time and one way to do this is through upgradation. A multirole modern fighter like Gripen, which has inherent upgrade potential, is designed not only to handle the threats of today but the future as well. 

     
  • Gripen Maritime for India

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    It is envisaged that if the Indian Air Force selects Gripen it would allow the navalised version to be brought into service as part of an extended joint development, manufacturing and technology transfer package.  This would be carried out in full alignment with the Make in India framework.

    It is envisaged that if the Indian Air Force selects Gripen it would allow the navalised version to be brought into service as part of an extended joint development, manufacturing and technology transfer package.  This would be carried out in full alignment with the Make in India framework.

     
  • Latest Update on The Gripen E/F Programme

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    Last twelve months were very productive and eventful for the Gripen E/F programme. More Brazilian engineers were trained, three new test aircraft were added, bringing the total number to six, and the test programme reported more than 300 flight hours

    Last twelve months were very productive and eventful for the Gripen E/F programme. More Brazilian engineers were trained, three new test aircraft were added, bringing the total number to six, and the test programme reported more than 300 flight hours

     
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  • “Both from an industrial, as well as an operational perspective, Gripen is the best choice for India,” says Mats Palmberg, Vice President, Industrial Partnerships, Saab, and head of Gripen India campaign.

    “Both from an industrial, as well as an operational perspective, Gripen is the best choice for India,” says Mats Palmberg, Vice President, Industrial Partnerships, Saab, and head of Gripen India campaign.

     
  • Saab to Participate in DefExpo 2020

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    Saab will attend Defexpo India 2020 from 5th to 8th February, 2020. It will be present with a wide portfolio of products including Gripen, among other systems and products from the air, land, and sea domains.

    Saab will attend Defexpo India 2020 from 5th to 8th February, 2020. It will be present with a wide portfolio of products including Gripen, among other systems and products from the air, land, and sea domains.

     
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