According to the Swedish newspaper SvD and N24 is Sweden going to produce a new type of Gripen-plane in the version E/F that will have newer and more modern futures.
Brazilian Air Force - JAS-39C Gripen
@ Bolovo, cool I hope that will happen...
April 4 2007
SwAF in exercise with French Air Force
Flygvapnet's southern base F17 1st Gripen Division had a exercise with French Air Force 1/33 Division in Reims during week 12-13.
It was in response to the French AF exercise at F17 during 2006.
6 x JAS 39 C/D Gripen with logistical support, 4 Mirage F1CR/pass formed the basis for the exchange focusing on recon and intelligence. But the Gripen jets were also involved in exchanges with St. Dizier Rafale F2-division and Mirage 2000-divisions from Cambrai and Dijon.
They also observed the French aerial refueling tactics which the SwAF plan to exercise more on in the future.
Later in the year the French Air force will again visit Sweden, this time at F21 during Nordic Air Meet.
Gripen fans will notice that the EWS39 is installed with the jammer pod.
Source + more pics: Flygvapnet
French Air Force: News article
Last edited by signatory; 04-08-2007 at 11:43 AM.
A JAS 39A jet from wing F21 hit a bird today, parts of the avionics suite was disabled. The pilot could land at Kallax airport but then had to eject the canopy in order to get out. The wheels were also destroyed during the emergency landing and had to be replaced before she could be towed away.
The pilot is ok.
Flygvapnet to Stavanger
The Swedish Air Force will bring JAS 39 Gripen for air display and static presentations to the Sola Airshow 2007, June 2-3.
The airshow is a 70-year anniversary and will also feature a joint flypast by at least three DC-3 planes from Scandinavian countries.
This was not originally on the SwAF airshow schedule.
Question: Which is different between the PS-05/A and the PS-05/A-Mk3?
Last edited by signatory; 04-15-2007 at 11:45 PM.
Norway decide on 300 Million (SEK/NOK? (US$40-45)) in development support to Gripen.
The contract was due to be signed over easter but is now delayed but all ready to be signed. According to the Swedish defense department it's a 4-year plan and Norway will spend 75 m annually. The money will be reinvested in Norway in the form of industrial contracts.
As mentioned a while back, Denmark is also close to finalising a deal with Gripen on a 200 million investment. But this is not a government-to-government issue.
Norway has signed 160 million NOK already with JSF this year and EADS will receive the same amount as Saab.
Government propose 4100 million SEK (US$600m) extra on defense budget for Gripen upgrades and demonstrator projects.
Yes old news but now it's in writing too.
Last edited by signatory; 04-18-2007 at 12:14 PM.
I don't think the SwAF has a mockup with a 'real' cockpit, only a ugly old model. So it should be only real jets to StavangerUnfortunatly the static that the public could sit in at AAD2006 was a mock-up
great thread with lots of lovely pix of the Gripen btw, does anybody knows that if Gripen also has the short "side-arm controller" like the F-16 for high G-force combat maneuvers?
A Swedish air force Gripen jet from F21 crashed close to 3:42 pm CET today.
The incident happened near Vidsel air base during a exercise with the air defense regiment LV6.
Pilot is recovered and safe after ejection.
One report say it happened close to landing but no official word is out on this yet.
Last edited by signatory; 04-19-2007 at 11:02 AM.