Oh man, those pictures are awesome!
Awesome pics. A shame i missed RIAT...again.
Like that fully armed Swedish AF Gripen on static display.
look at 0.42
and another one here at 0.58
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So where does that flame come from?
It can look scary tho..
The SwAF otoh only got the wings to smoke..
Longer display video:
About 100 kts
Final dual-seat Gripens arrive
Date: 21 July 2009
SA 01 now has eight buddies to play with.
It has been reported that the eighth and ninth Gripen D aircraft destined for the SAAF have arrived in Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town, today.
The two dual-seat Gripen Ds have serials 3908 and 3909. These are the final batch of the two-seater aircraft to be deliverd to the SAAF. Nine dual-seat Gripen D and 18 single-seat Gripen C aircraft were ordered in 1998. The first Gripen C is expected to be delivered before the end of this year.
As with the previous aircraft, they were taken via road to AFB Ysterplaat where they will be prepared for their flight to 2 Sqn at AFB Makhado.
"Gripen has a long life ahead"
SAAB's CEO Åke Svensson presented on Friday the company's interim report.
2009-07-24 | Published 11:38 | Updated 11:53
The future of the Saab Gripen fighter aircraft does not depend on any one of the potential business that the company is pursuing, says Saab's CEO Åke Svensson.
After the loss of sales to Saab Norway announced that it found reason to revise its target to sell 200 Plan Gripen in the export market.
One of the potential business that is closest in time is now Brazil's purchase of 36 plan. Åke Svensson would not comment specifically on Brazil affair would jeopardize the case.
- Every deal is important but we are in a number of possible deals and our future does not depend on any one of these. Gripen has a long life ahead of itself and we have the endurance, "he told News Agency Direct in connection with Friday's report presentation.
Saab has in common with two other competitors made an offer to the Brazilian Air Force. The evaluation that follows results in a report from the Air Force to the country's Defense Minister, a report, which Saab previously thought would be submitted in late June / July.
- It was the previously stated ambition and it has not announced any major change, "says Åke Svensson, without wanting to say how the report is delayed.
He wants not significantly speculate Gripen's chances in the Brazilian contract.
- We know that we are one of three, we have focused on meeting all the demands made on the operational performance and there is a large industrial parcel. We believe we have a big chance, he said.
Saab Q2 pretax tops consensus, hikes sales outlook
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:59am EDT
STOCKHOLM, July 24 (*******) - Defence and aerospace firm Saab (SAABb.ST) posted a smaller fall than expected in second-quarter pretax profits on Friday and raised its sales outlook despite an uncertain business environment.
Pretax profits fell to 400 million Swedish crowns ($52.96 million). That compared with a year-ago 478 million and a mean forecast for 180 million in a ******* survey of six analysts.
The Swedish group said it saw higher full-year sales than in 2008, compared with a previous forecast for flat sales, but said business developments would be depend on the global economy.
"Saab received several important orders in key areas despite the financial turmoil and changes in the Swedish defence structure," Saab said, adding that ongoing cost cuts were progressing according to plan.
The firm stood by its forecast for a 4 percentage point fall in its profit margin this year due to more conservative accounting of development costs. It said the second-quarter operating margin fell to 4.9 percent from a year-ago 8.9 percent, partly for the same reason.
"Our long-term strategy to grow in markets outside Sweden and broaden the scope of our civil security operations remains a priority," it said.
Another recon pod being integrated on the Gripen.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php...45&c=EUR&s=TOPS. Africa Taps Thales UK for Aerial Recon Gear
By andrew chuter
Published: 31 Jul 2009 10:42
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LONDON - Thales UK has been selected by the South African Air Force to equip its new Gripen combat aircraft fleet with a tactical reconnaissance capability. The company's optronics arm here says it is already under contract to start deliveries in the third quarter of next year.
The Digital Joint Reconnaissance Pod used by Britain's Royal Air Force and others beat out a modified version of the Rafael Litening targeting pod to secure the deal.
The British-built pod will give the South Africans a wide-area reconnaissance capability in a pod operating with electro-optical and infrared sensors, said Geraint Lloyd, the Thales Optronics sales director.
South Africa ordered 26 single and dual-seat Gripens from Swedish builder Saab. Deliveries are underway.
Thales is the incumbent supplier to the South Africans, having supplied the Air Force's Cheetah fighters with the Vicon 18 wet film pod.
The new pod is already cleared to be carried by five aircraft types, including the BAE Systems Hawk jet trainer flown by South Africa.
Lloyd said the pod will fly for the first time on the Gripen by the middle of next year, with the first pod handed over in the third quarter of 2010.
Swedish Air Force Gripens use a tactical reconnaissance pod developed by Danish company Terma and Saab alongside the Rafael targeting pod.
DJRP - DIGITAL JOINT RECONNAISSANCE POD
• Based on the successful JRP pod
• World leading stand-off tactical EO/IR reconnaissance system
• Role equipment flexibility
• Mission optimised sensor selection
• Qualified for worldwide operation
• Optional interface configurations
• DJRP is a family of 18 inch diameter reconnaissance pods
• The modular design of these pods provides growth potential
• Day/Night, low to medium level and real time recce capability
• Capable of being fitted to a wide range of aircraft types
• Combat proven, in series production and in service with many Air Forces
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A fire broke out in a JAS Gripen plane when it landed on Kallinge airport shortly before 14.30 on Thursday, local media reports.
According Blekinge County Newspaper. The fire started in the main landing gear. The pilot was not harmed and got out of the plane safely before the fire was extinguished.
According to the newspaper the fire broke out after the plane had landed and was still rolling.
The runway will be cordoned off until further notice. It is unclear what caused the fire.
Getting mixed signals here. Some say it did a belly landing, some say the landing gear caught fire. Any pictures available yet?
Only pic Ive found so far, from expressen.se.
And I thought my w880i camera was bad.