Gripen Sweden Swinger

AFM’s Alan Warnes describes the Saab JAS 39 Gripen, the only fourth-generation fighter currently in operational service.

BACK IN the late 1970s, at the height of the Cold War, non-aligned Sweden was looking to procure a future fighter, which would be multi-role and affordable. Unlike many European governments at the time, Sweden did not have a huge defence budget, so cost was an important issue. By June 1982, the Swedish Government had decided that instead of opting for a foreign acquisition, it would push ahead with its own aircraft, the Gripen. While this continued Saab’s tradition of building fighter aircraft,

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Gripen joins up

Delivery of the first Gripen to the Swedish Air Force, and the aircraft’s crucial role in the ‘leaner and meaner’ Air Force.

ESCORTED BY A PAIR of Saab AJ 37 Viggens from F7 Skaraborg Wing, the Swedish Air Force’s first JAS 39 Gripen flew into Satenas Air Base on June 8.

Earlier that day Gripen 39-102 was handed over to the Defence Material ministration (FMV) during a ceremony at Saab Military Aircraft at Linkoping in front of the Swedish Prime Minister and the Commander-in-Chief of the Swedish Air Force, Lt Gen Lors-Erk Englund.

The hand-over was the culmination of eleven

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Czechs sign Gripen lease deal

DESPITE political controversy over the proposed Czech Republic Air Force lease of Saab JAS 39 Gripens, on June 14 Sweden and the Czech Republic signed the CZK 19.65 billion ($750 million) contract. FMV, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, signed the agreement, covering lease of 14 Gripens for a period of ten years, in Prague with its equivalent department in the Czech Ministry of Defence.

At the same time, an offset and industrial co-operation agreement was signed to the value of 130 per cent of the value of the aircraft lease agreement. After a series of negotiations, the final lease contract

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Chile did opt for Gripen.

ALTHOUGH THE requirement tor a new fighter aircraft has been effectively frozen due to Chile’s economic situation, a winner was officially decided on in December 1997 — the BAe/Saab Gripen. However, the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) of the Fuerza Аerеа de Chile (Chilean Air Force), General Fernando Rojas Vender, wanted to attract all the participating companies to the FIDAE 98 aerospace show in Santiago (of which he is also president) and so this decision was kept very quiet. Subsequently Boeing made additional representations to Chile regarding the F/A-18 Hornet, but Chile is concerned that the ‘C’ model production line is

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«Gripen» increase the possibility of defense BRAZIL

Test group of 2-pilots and the Brazilian Air Force engineer checked about 400 control Fri / points on the Swedish fighter Gripen D, reported March 13. Each test flight was achieved from 50 to 80 points — estimated takeoff run and run, different modes of operation, the transition to landing glideslope and landing properties onboard systems. The same tests were performed on rivals Rafale and F-18, all of which tested a separate team of pilots and engineers. Volume was 121 technical report that 28 and more than thousand pages. As you know, during the contest winner was Gripen

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Saab company started to assemble the latest generation aircraft Gripen E, reports First prototype aircraft will receive the index «39-8» and its first flight is planned for 2015.   Construction Gripen E begins with the production and assembly of all parts of the fuselage: naikrupneyshim and more labor-intensive parts of the airframe. These parts will then be combined and assembled into a complete airframe. Then followed a period rich period cabling, mounting systems, exterior panels and other equipment. In the current time at Saab in the development and manufacture of Gripen E employs more than 1,000 people.   Experienced


New Swedish «Super Gripen»

Swedish armed forces must abandon some of the latest research weapons systems if they want to find money for mass production of a new company «superistrebitelya» JAS Gripen, the Swedish broadcaster reported Sveriges Radio (SR). In March this year, the Ministry of Defence has put forward a proposal for the production of up to 10 JAS Gripen fighter model E / F for testing, which was supported by the Parliament (Riksdag). But, according to Sveriges Radio, price research fighter new model (Science and Technology Demonstrator is designated Gripen NG — «VP») was higher than the planned 32-33 billion euros

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DESIGNED decked version of the aircraft GRIPEN NG

Swedish company Saab announced the completion of the first step of designing a military aircraft Sea Gripen, deck version fighter JAS 39 Gripen NG, reports Jane’s. According to project manager Tony Ogilvie Sea Gripen (Tony Ogilvy), a first step in the process was carried out assessment of all available Saab technology, the results of which became clear — «Saab has the opportunity to make a deck version» Gripen. Incarnation plan Sea Gripen will be conducted in English absolutely office Saab, which opened in September 2011. In the project are participating experts at the British company GKN Aerospace, owning experience

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Swedish company Saab plans in the coming 10 years to export more than 300 fighter JAS 39 Gripen NG. This was reported in the company’s official blog, with reference to the statement by Saab export Eddy de la Motte (Eddy de la Motte). To Swedish company Saab plans in the coming 10 years to export more than 300 fighters JAS 39 Gripen NG. This was reported in the company’s official blog, with reference to the statement by Saab export Eddy de la Motte (Eddy de la Motte).   According to de la Motte, if the company will conclude


Sweden called fault conditions from developing fighter Gripen NG

Swedish Ministry of Defence refuses to finance the development and procurement of promising fighter JAS 39 Gripen E / F NG, if the purchase of such aircraft refuses Switzerland, reports Defense News. Currently, Switzerland is considering buying 22 fighter Gripen NG, won the tender for the Air Force. Sweden previously hoped to share with one of the prospective buyers the cost of establishing a new aircraft. At the end of August 2012 the Swiss government approved the purchase of 22 Swedish fighter Gripen NG, but the deal is still in question. Namely, against the purchase of aircraft previously acted

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