Tag Archives: SAAB Gripen NG

India not interested in US F-35 JSF offer yet

India is not keen enough to  join the US-led Joint strike fighter (JSF) programme or to buy the F-35 Lightning-II fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). The other fighter aircrafts that are the contenders for the $10.4 billion MMRCA competition include Eurofighter Typhoon, Swedish Gripen (Saab), French Rafale (Dassault) and Russian MiG-35 (United Aircraft Corporation). “We cannot have two types of FGFA. ...

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Brazil to acquire 36 fighter aircraft in FX-2 DEAL

Brazil is soon expected to make an announcement about its initial 36-aircraft FX-2 fighter deal. The top contenders for the FX-2 deal are Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale and Saab Gripen NG. A platform selection will be confirmed by Brazil’s National Defence Council – chaired by president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva – following the delivery of a 26,000-page ...

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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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Gripen fires Meteor missile for the first time

It was the first live-firing of the Swedish Integration programme. Gripen has also been the launch platform from the start of the development of the Meteor missile. The purpose of this test was to verify the model on separation of the missile from the aircraft. The impact from the missile exhaust plume on the aircraft engine was also studied. As ...

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Top 6 aircraft in Indian Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) Competition

The Indian government has come up with the Indian Air Force Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) Competition, commonly known as the MRCA Tender, which is an ongoing competition to supply the Indian Air Force with 126 Multi-Role Combat Aircraft inorder to modernize and expand the Indian Air Force. The Defence Ministry has allocated INR 42,000 crore (US$9.11 billion) for the ...

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