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The new fighter for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the F-39 Gripen E, has begun performing supersonic flight tests in Brazil. The aircraft, based at the Gripen Test Flight Centre (GFTC) at Embraer's facilities in Gavião Peixoto (SP), has been carrying out the flights over the designated test areas north west of the base. All flights follow authority-defined procedures and take place at high altitude, above 5.000 meters.
Saab's aerospace plant in Brazil has completed production of the first pair of air brakes for Gripen E. The parts will be shipped to Linköping, Sweden, in early April, as per the company's production schedule.
The Gripen E, named F-39E Gripen by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), was officially presented today, October 23, during the celebrations of Aviators’ Day and the Brazilian Air Force Day, at Wing 1, in Brasília. The aircraft flew over the air base after an air display of the Brazilian Smoke Squadron.
Saab presents the results for January-September 2020 earlier than previously announced.
Today, September 24, the first Brazilian Gripen E, designated by Brazilian Air Force (FAB) as F-39 Gripen, concluded its first flight in Brazil. The aircraft flew from the airport in Navegantes to Embraer´s facility in Gavião Peixoto.
Saab’s offering to Finland includes advanced Electronic Warfare systems, comprising of a newly developed Electronic Attack Jammer Pod and a decoy missile system.
Saab's first aerostructures plant outside of Sweden for the new Gripen E/F fighter, reaches another important milestone with the start of production.
Saab has entered into an agreement to acquire the Brazilian defence company Atmos Sistemas. The transaction documents were signed on April 06, 2020. Normal closing procedures applies, and closing is expected on April 30, 2020.
Saab has performed the first metal cut for the two-seater fighter aircraft Gripen F, marking an important milestone in the programme.