What is the Gripen E?
Born to fight any adversary, Gripen defines combat in a smarter way. Gripen E’s agile avionics allows users to fight day one of a conflict, learn and adapt software applications to secure a combat advantage for day two. The suite of advanced sensors delivers cross-domain data gathering and fusion.
How good is the Gripen E fighter?
With respect to lethality, the Gripen was the first fighter in the world to carry the deadly Meteor air-to-air missile, a beyond visual range (BVR) weapon that can track and kill targets at a range of up to 80 miles. The Gripen does well on lists of both BVR and dogfighting combatants.
Is the Gripen E in service?
The first production aircraft is to be delivered in 2018. The development flight test programme with Pre-production Gripen E continues today after the internal deliveries to both the Swedish and Brazilian Air Forces.
Why is Rafale so costly?
Rafale was chosen as the lowest bidder based on life-cycle cost, which is a combination of cost of acquisition, operating cost over a duration of 40 years and cost of transfer of technology. The negotiations with Dassault dragged on due to disagreements on warranty for aircraft produced by HAL.
What makes the JAS 39 Gripen E / F special?
The Jas 39 Gripen E/F fighter, the sixth variant in the Gripen family, is slightly bigger than previous versions, has a more powerful engine and updated radar systems.
When did the Saab JAS 39C Gripen first fly?
In 1979, the Swedish government began development studies for an aircraft capable of fighter, attack and reconnaissance missions to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen. A new design from Saab was selected and developed as the JAS 39, first flying in 1988.
What makes the Su-35 Gripen so special?
Su-35 is almost as large as the F-22, with an empty weight of 18.4 tonnes and a maximum takeoff weight of 34.5 tonnes. Its fuel fraction of 38% gives it a combat range of 1,000 miles equivalent to 1,600km.
What kind of fighter is the Saab Gripen?
Happy Easter from Saab! Gripen E-series is a new fighter aircraft system. Developed to counter and defeat advanced future threats, the E-series is for customers with more pronounced threats or wider territories to secure. Advanced electronic warfare with spherical coverage and the latest AESA technology for high survivability.