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  • Last weekend, visitors at the Finnish Turku Airshow were treated to an aerial display filled with stunning aerobatics and flares by participating SwAF Gripen fighters.

    Last weekend, visitors at the Finnish Turku Airshow were treated to an aerial display filled with stunning aerobatics and flares by participating SwAF Gripen fighters.

     
  • A Unique Gripen Experience

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    Around five thousand visitors of the 8th Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit had the opportunity to take a close look at the Gripen FSR (Full Scale Replica) on display last week. They also got to experience flight simulations using VR (Virtual Reality) goggles and play the Gripen videogame.

    Around five thousand visitors of the 8th Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit had the opportunity to take a close look at the Gripen FSR (Full Scale Replica) on display last week. They also got to experience flight simulations using VR (Virtual Reality) goggles and play the Gripen videogame.

     
  • Monday 10 June 2019, test pilot Jakob Högberg performed the first flight with the third Gripen E test aircraft, designated 39-10. At 1:41 p.m, the aircraft took off from Saab's airfield in Linköping. 

    Monday 10 June 2019, test pilot Jakob Högberg performed the first flight with the third Gripen E test aircraft, designated 39-10. At 1:41 p.m, the aircraft took off from Saab's airfield in Linköping. 

     
  • Expecting the final Request For Proposal (RFP) from the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) by mid-2019, Saab is all set to offer 88 Gripen E fighters to the country.

    Expecting the final Request For Proposal (RFP) from the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) by mid-2019, Saab is all set to offer 88 Gripen E fighters to the country.

     
  • The advent of serial production of Gripen E earlier this year had meant Saab ramping up the test programme as well. As anticipated, the third designated test aircraft, Gripen E 39-10, is now undergoing test runs as Saab readies it for its first test flight, progressing the test programme further.

    The advent of serial production of Gripen E earlier this year had meant Saab ramping up the test programme as well. As anticipated, the third designated test aircraft, Gripen E 39-10, is now undergoing test runs as Saab readies it for its first test flight, progressing the test programme further.

     
  • Gripen At ACE 19

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    The ongoing Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE), 2019 led by the Swedish Air Force, is being conducted in Rovaniemi in Finland, Kallax in Sweden and Bodø and Ørland in Norway. The biennial event which started on May 27 will conclude today.

    The ongoing Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE), 2019 led by the Swedish Air Force, is being conducted in Rovaniemi in Finland, Kallax in Sweden and Bodø and Ørland in Norway. The biennial event which started on May 27 will conclude today.

     
  • Seven graduates of the Brazilian Gripen assembly preparation course at Akaer, are moving to Sweden to complete their next training stage, reports Poder Aero.

    Seven graduates of the Brazilian Gripen assembly preparation course at Akaer, are moving to Sweden to complete their next training stage, reports Poder Aero.

     
  • A few days prior to Čáslav Open Day 2019, famous Czech Gripen display pilot Ivo Kardoš talks about his experience as a display pilot, the preparation he goes through, and his recent flying displays,

    A few days prior to Čáslav Open Day 2019, famous Czech Gripen display pilot Ivo Kardoš talks about his experience as a display pilot, the preparation he goes through, and his recent flying displays,

     
  • Last week, the HunAF Gripens were called out for their first alert mission during their Baltic Air Policing rotation this year.

    Last week, the HunAF Gripens were called out for their first alert mission during their Baltic Air Policing rotation this year.

     
  • According to Sweden's recent report on the spending and equipment priorities for the year 2021-2025, six fighter squadrons will be maintained through 2025 and Gripen C/D fleet will act as "the core of the fighter aircraft system" of the Swedish Air Force, reports Flight Global.

    According to Sweden's recent report on the spending and equipment priorities for the year 2021-2025, six fighter squadrons will be maintained through 2025 and Gripen C/D fleet will act as "the core of the fighter aircraft system" of the Swedish Air Force, reports Flight Global.

     
  • How is a Gripen Built?

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    It is vital that fighter aircraft remain effective and operationally competitive throughout their entire time in service. For Gripen that's not a problem since that way of thinking is in the DNA of Gripen from the beginning. 

    It is vital that fighter aircraft remain effective and operationally competitive throughout their entire time in service. For Gripen that's not a problem since that way of thinking is in the DNA of Gripen from the beginning. 

     
  • The Swedish Air Force with their Gripen fighters will be participating in the fourth ACE flying exercise. The biennial event will be hosted by the Swedish, Finnish, and Royal Norwegian Air Forces from 27th May to 4th June 2019.

    The Swedish Air Force with their Gripen fighters will be participating in the fourth ACE flying exercise. The biennial event will be hosted by the Swedish, Finnish, and Royal Norwegian Air Forces from 27th May to 4th June 2019.

     
  • Czech Republic Air Force's biennial event 'Open Day' will be held at the Čáslav airport on 25 May and Gripen's aerial display piloted by Captain Ivo Kardoš will be the main attraction at the show.

    Czech Republic Air Force's biennial event 'Open Day' will be held at the Čáslav airport on 25 May and Gripen's aerial display piloted by Captain Ivo Kardoš will be the main attraction at the show.

     
  • A fighter that works in partnership with the pilot, helping them make decisions. This is how the Brazilian Air Force pilots define Gripen. Do you want to know why? Watch episode 21 of the True Collaboration web series.

    A fighter that works in partnership with the pilot, helping them make decisions. This is how the Brazilian Air Force pilots define Gripen. Do you want to know why? Watch episode 21 of the True Collaboration web series.

     
  • The Hungarian Air Force (HunAF)Gripen crew has started leading the Baltic Air Policing missions in Siauliai Air Base. The HunAF Gripen contingent will lead the Baltic Air Policing for the next four months.
    This is the second time since 2015 that the Hungarian Air Force is conducting the Baltic Air Policing and the 50th NATO fighter detachment to be deployed since 2004 for the Baltic Air Policing mission.

    The Hungarian Air Force (HunAF)Gripen crew has started leading the Baltic Air Policing missions in Siauliai Air Base. The HunAF Gripen contingent will lead the Baltic Air Policing for the next four months.
    This is the second time since 2015 that the Hungarian Air Force is conducting the Baltic Air Policing and the 50th NATO fighter detachment to be deployed since 2004 for the Baltic Air Policing mission.

     
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