Tag Archives: Gripen

JAS 39 Gripen, SAAB’s Eurofighter Rival

Built to replace the Swedish Air Force’s Saab Draken and Viggen fighters, the Gripen project is becoming a popular rival to the European Eurofighter (Typhoon). Saab have won contracts to supply the air forces of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Thailand and South African, beating over Eurofighter to the contracts with its latest incarnation of the Gripen (Swedish for Griffin). While ...

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SAAB and Samtel in cooperation on new generation Head-Up Display

SAAB and Samtel Display Systems have signed an MoU to jointly develop, manufacture and market the RIGS Head-Up Display in India. RIGS is a new-generation advanced lightweight Head Up Display (HUD) designed by Saab to provide helicopters with a cost-effective display solution. Samtel Display Systems (SDS), India’s leading private sector aerospace company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ...

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Top Secret MMRCA file goes missing

In a major security lapse , a top secret file of Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) had gone missing and then been recovered in mysterious circumstances. The Indian Air Chief dismissed these reports as ‘nothing earth-shaking’ and stated that these events wont effect the contract which is expected to be signed later this year. The file went missing in the ...

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Comparing Light Combat Aircraft with Gripen, JF-17 and F-CK-1 Ching-kuo

India’s much awaited supersonic fighter jet, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas  is country’s second indigenous built light combat aircraft and its induction has highlighted India’s defence aviation and self sufficiency capabilities to the world. We have to wait and watch if LCA TEJAS matches other multirole fighters like Gripen, JF-17  and F-CK-1. So lets go ahead and compare the features ...

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Gripen’s ability to take off and land on public roads

The combination of delta wing and canards gives the Gripen significantly better takeoff, landing performance and flying characteristics. The totally integrated avionics makes it a “programmable” aircraft. It also has an advanced electronic warfare unit, making it possible to load more ordnance onto the aircraft along with its self defence capabilities. Gripen’s has an interesting ability to take off and ...

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