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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2017, 11:54:56 AM »
Brazil reveals Gripen production schedule, Embraer’s manufacturing role | IHS Jane's 360 - 06 October 2017
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The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has revealed production details for the 36 Saab Gripen E/F (F-39) combat aircraft it ordered for around USD5.4 billion in 2014, and told Jane’s on 5 October that deliveries will run from 2019 to 2024.

Brazil’s Gripens will begin a certification process in January 2019, and single-seat and twin-seat flight test instrumentation aircraft will perform first flights in July 2019 and October 2021, respectively.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2017, 12:03:31 PM »

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2017, 12:40:13 AM »
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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 12:47:51 PM »
Saab secures $24.6 mn contract for South Africa's Gripen figher jets support | Air Recognition - 01 December 2017
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The swedish defence and security company Saab has received a support contract for the South African Gripen weapon system. The order has a total value of SEK 206 million (US$24.6 mn) over the period November 2017 to February 2020.

The South African Air Force (SALM) has been operating the Gripen fighter system since 2008 when the first Gripen was delivered. The SALM now flies 17 JAS39 Gripen C fighter jets.


Two SALM JAS39 Gripen C fighter jets (Credit: Saab)

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2017, 05:52:11 PM »
GKN wins $8M contract for SAAF Gripen RM12 engine support | Air Recognition - 18 December 2017
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GKN Aerospace has signed a three year contract extension worth over USD 8 M (Initial order value ZAR 89M), covering the technical product support, maintenance and parts supply for the Gripen RM12 Engines of the South African Air Force. The contract covers the period November 2017 to October 2020.

The agreement was signed with the Armaments Corporation of South Africa (ARMSCOR) and will be expanded to the customers requirements during the contract period.

GKN has been supporting the South African Gripen RM 12 engines since 2008 when the first Gripen went into service. Technical product support, maintenance, and parts supply take place in both Sweden and South Africa. GKN is committed to provide safe and affordable operation of the RM12 engines with high availability and is also the type certificate holder of the engine.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2017, 02:03:18 AM »
Gripen E contract amended to new-build rather than remanufactured | Janes - 18 December 2017
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The Saab Gripen E combat aircraft will no longer use parts salvaged from retired Gripen Cs, with each aircraft now to be built completely from new.

The manufacturer announced on 18 December that the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) had awarded it a SEK400 million (USD47 million) modification to the SEK57.9 billion development contracts awarded in early 2013. This modification covers the production of new parts that were originally slated to be cross-decked from retired Gripen C aircraft.


While previously Saab was to reuse certain items form the Gripen C for the Gripen E, it will now build the aircraft completely from new. Source: Saab


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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2018, 04:08:55 AM »
DSA 2018: Gripen in pole position after re-issuance of IAF fighter RFI | Janes - 20 April 2018
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Key Points

* The Saab JAS 39 Gripen E seems to be leading the IAF's latest fighter contest
* The requirement stipulating use of GaN-based TRMs in the aircraft's AESA radar seems to be a major discerning factor

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2018, 07:23:51 AM »
Czech Air Force's Gripen fighter jets completed MS 20 upgrade | Air Recognition - 30 April 2018
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Czech Air Force's JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets are now upgraded and deployed in the latest version, announced the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). This program provides Czech pilots with access to new weapons, sensors and communication solutions, radar functions and improvements in the interface between the pilot and the aircraft.

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The MS 20 upgrade involves both new weapons, sensors and communication upgrades, as well as new radar functions and improvements in the interface between the pilot and the aircraft.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2018, 06:15:22 PM »
Sweden to upgrade MS20-standard Gripen C/Ds | Janes - 23 May 2018
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Saab has been awarded SEK224 million (USD26 million) to upgrade systems on the Swedish Air Force (SwAF’s) fleet of Gripen C/D combat aircraft.

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) contract, announced by the company on 23 May, involves enhancements to the current MS20-configuration, which was rolled out in 2016.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 10:45:29 PM »
Saab’s Gripen positioned for Philippines fighter requirement

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Swedish defence group Saab is advancing its engagement with the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as part of efforts to meet the service’s stated requirement to procure a multirole combat aircraft over the coming few years.

The planned acquisition – known in the Philippines as the Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) programme – has not yet been formalised through the issue of a request for information (RFI), but Saab has already strongly positioned its Gripen platform to meet the requirement when it goes to tender.

Recent reports from the Philippines that President Rodrigo Duterte has now approved the MRF acquisition in principle suggest that the programme may move ahead soon in line with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ‘second horizon’ modernisation programme, which runs 2018–23.

Funding for second horizon, which includes the MRF as one of its key acquisition projects, has been set at PHP289 billion (USD5.46 billion).

Commenting on the reported progress in the MRF programme, a Saab spokesperson told Jane’s on 11 June, “It’s a positive development for us in the Philippines, and we are encouraged by the momentum that is now building around the MRF programme.”

The spokesperson added that Saab has been in dialogue with the PAF and AFP about military requirements in the country for several years and that it has held detailed talks with the former about the MRF requirement.

“We have had detailed discussions with the PAF’s technical working group that has been studying the options for the Philippines, and Saab is fully committed to supporting whatever acquisition path [the Philippines] moves forward along.”

According to reports, the MRF programme is likely to progress as a requirement for two squadrons acquired over two batches, although the total number of aircraft that will be procured and the value of finances set aside for the procurement have not yet been confirmed by the Philippine government.

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http://www.janes.com/article/80943/saab-s-gripen-positioned-for-philippines-fighter-requirement


IMHO, this article is a stretch considering the current relationship between the current admin & the rest of EU nation.

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2018, 09:35:49 PM »
Saab’s Gripen positioned for Philippines fighter requirement

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Swedish defence group Saab is advancing its engagement with the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as part of efforts to meet the service’s stated requirement to procure a multirole combat aircraft over the coming few years.

The planned acquisition – known in the Philippines as the Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) programme – has not yet been formalised through the issue of a request for information (RFI), but Saab has already strongly positioned its Gripen platform to meet the requirement when it goes to tender.

Recent reports from the Philippines that President Rodrigo Duterte has now approved the MRF acquisition in principle suggest that the programme may move ahead soon in line with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ‘second horizon’ modernisation programme, which runs 2018–23.

Funding for second horizon, which includes the MRF as one of its key acquisition projects, has been set at PHP289 billion (USD5.46 billion).

Commenting on the reported progress in the MRF programme, a Saab spokesperson told Jane’s on 11 June, “It’s a positive development for us in the Philippines, and we are encouraged by the momentum that is now building around the MRF programme.”

The spokesperson added that Saab has been in dialogue with the PAF and AFP about military requirements in the country for several years and that it has held detailed talks with the former about the MRF requirement.

“We have had detailed discussions with the PAF’s technical working group that has been studying the options for the Philippines, and Saab is fully committed to supporting whatever acquisition path [the Philippines] moves forward along.”

According to reports, the MRF programme is likely to progress as a requirement for two squadrons acquired over two batches, although the total number of aircraft that will be procured and the value of finances set aside for the procurement have not yet been confirmed by the Philippine government.

source:
http://www.janes.com/article/80943/saab-s-gripen-positioned-for-philippines-fighter-requirement


IMHO, this article is a stretch considering the current relationship between the current admin & the rest of EU nation.

Just to take note mamen, Sweden is not even a member of the European Union, although it is vocal against HR issues.
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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2018, 01:46:36 PM »
Saab announces first Meteor flight on Gripen E | Janes - 12 November 2018
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During the test, which took place in October, two missiles were carried on prototype aircraft 39-8 flying out of Saab's Linkoping production facility in southern Sweden, and marked a major milestone in the weapons integration phase of the ongoing flight trials programme.

Already operational on the MS20-standard of the Gripen C/D variant of the aircraft flown by the Swedish Air Force (SwAF), the 100 km+ Meteor has been integrated onto the Dassault Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon; it will also be fitted to the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning for the UK.

The Meteor has been described by industry and military officials as providing a step-change in air-to-air combat capabilities. Whereas similar-type missiles have a relatively short boost-phase after launch, after which they glide to the target while bleeding energy, the Meteorʼs ramjet means it is propelled up to the point of impact. This reduces the adversary aircraft's chances of escaping the missile and gives the pilot more assurance of success when engaging enemy aircraft.

Europe is hoping and expecting that the missile will secure further export orders for the Gripen, Rafale, and Typhoon.


Saab announced the first carriage of a Meteor missile on the Gripen E fighter took place in October Source: Saab

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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2018, 06:39:30 AM »

Just to take note mamen, Sweden is not even a member of the European Union, although it is vocal against HR issues.

I think you might be confusing Sweden with Switzerland. Sweden has been part of the EU since 1995.

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Second Gripen E Test Aircraft Takes Flight
PRESS RELEASE

26 November 2018

On 26 November, Saab completed the successful first flight of the second Gripen E test aircraft.

The second Gripen E test aircraft, designated 39-9, took off on its maiden flight at 09.50 am on 26 November 2018. The test flight was operated from Saab’s airfield at Linköping, Sweden, with Saab test pilot Robin Nordlander at the controls.

“Some people think being a test pilot is the most exciting job in the world and it should be. Flying Gripen E means breaking no sweat though, even on a maiden flight such as this. The flight was so smooth and 39-9 a real pleasure to pilot. I am looking forward to getting it back in the air again and soon putting the new systems to the test,” says Robin Nordlander, Experimental Test Pilot, Saab.

During the 33 minute long flight, the pilot carried out a number of actions to validate flight characteristics and various test criteria, such as the software, life support system and radio system.

“It is very satisfying to see the second Gripen E aircraft join the flight test programme as planned. This new aircraft allows us to expand the trial activities as we test more functionality with on-board systems whilst, with two aircraft now flying, we are increasing the overall pace of testing. The programme continues to deliver good progress and to generate interest as our customers and others are keen to see and learn more about the capabilities Gripen E is going to give their pilots”, says Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab business area Aeronautics.

The next phase in the test programme for Gripen 39-9 is testing of the tactical systems and sensors.

Source: https://saabgroup.com/media/news-press/news/2018-11/second-gripen-e-test-aircraft-takes-flight/

Where 39-8 was meant mostly to test the airframe and flight controls, 39-9 will be used to test avionics and tactical systems.[1] The plan is for one more test aircraft, 39-10, to be the first "production-standard" airframe before series production.


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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2018, 07:25:27 PM »
UPDATE: RTAF seeks to upgrade Gripen combat aircraft to MS20 configuration | Jane's, 28 November 2018

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Key Points
  • The RTAF is looking to upgrade its Saab Gripens
  • The plan, however, does not yet appear to be a fully funded programme
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) is looking to upgrade its fleet of 11 Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D multirole combat aircraft to the MS20 configuration.

"We are planning to upgrade the Gripens to the MS20 standard. We have seen the capabilities of the current standard and it would do everything we need," Group Captain Prachya Tippayarat, deputy commander of the RTAF's Wing 7 at Surat Thani Air Base, told Jane's on 27 November. However, no details were provided as to when the upgrade would take place.

According to Saab, the move, which would involve hardware and software upgrades, is designed to enhance the Gripens' ability to engage ground targets by incorporating unguided and laser-guided bombs into the aircraft's payload inventory. The platform's air-to-air capability would also be enhanced by the introduction of new radar modes. The MS20 standard, which offers an optional ground collision avoidance system (GCAS), would additionally enable the aircraft to fire MBDA's Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM).

The RTAF officially stood up its Swedish-sourced integrated air defences in July 2011, a few months after receiving its first six Gripens at Surat Thani in southern Thailand. Two years later the service received its second and final batch of Gripen aircraft. In January 2017 one aircraft was lost in a crash, which the service is now seeking to replace. However, no timeline for this has been announced.

Thailand's air-defence system consists of the Gripen fighters, two Saab 340 Erieye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, and an associated ground-based command-and-control facility. Tactical datalinks connecting these assets with others in the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) were provided by local industry in collaboration with Saab in a bid to create a network-centric air force.


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Re: Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2018, 12:57:34 AM »
Saab receives supplemental contract for new-build Gripen Es | Janes - 21 December 2018
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The contract awarded by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) follows a similar SEK400 million award made in December 2017, and covers a second batch of new equipment acquired as part of the total order of 60 Gripen E aircraft for the Swedish Air Force (SwAF).

The two new contracts are modifications to the original SEK57.9 billion development contracts awarded in early 2013. Under this contract, Saab was to convert 60 of the SwAF’s Gripen C platforms into the latest-variant Gripen E (the service’s 25 Gripen Ds would remain as lead-in fighter trainers until the full fleet of Gripen Es had been delivered by the end of 2026).