Three SAAB Gripen C aircraft ordered by Thailand safely arrived at their home base Wing 7 in Surat Thani, Thailand on 4th September, 2013.
The aircraft were received by RTAF pilots and officers. RTAF now has all the Gripen on order in place at their wing.
These were the last of twelve Gripen C/D aircraft Thailand agreed to purchase in a G2G integrated air defense agreement with Sweden signed early 2008.
RTAF will inaugurate the operational ´Gripen Integrated Air Defense System´ on 11th September with a ceremony at Wing 7.
The ferry flight took off from Linköping, Sweden on 30th August, on a route that took them to Greece, Jordan, Qatar, Oman and India before reaching Thailand. The aircraft spent a total of 16.5 flight hours before touch down at Wing 7.