The High Level Group in Aeronautics has annual meetings to deepen bilateral cooperation between Brazil and Sweden. Discussions have greatly strengthened since the signing of the contract for the acquisition of 36 Saab Gripen E/F fighters for the Brazilian Air Force.
This story began in the 1980s, when the Swedish Air Force organized a competition for the people to choose the name of the country's new fighter.
The Brazilian test engineers at the Flight Test department at Saab Aeronautics are halfway through their Transfer of Technology training and work programme. Recently they conducted their first flight test in the Gripen E programme during an almost two hour-long flight.
Saab has received an order for deliveries of Double Eagle SAROV systems to be used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations. The system will be delivered for the Polish Navy’s Kormoran II class MCM minehunters being built by a Polish Consortium. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for 2021-2022.
Monday, August 26, 2019, at 8:00 a.m., local time in Brazil, whilst many people were getting up for another routine day at work, Richard Ljungberg was preparing for the maiden flight of the first Brazilian Gripen in Sweden.
Selected through the FX-2 Programme, the bid process to re-equip the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) with new fighters, the Brazilian Gripen Programme has many stories to tell and curiosities to share.
In January, the Gripen Programme accomplished another valuable achievement: the team of engineers and technicians at Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) delivered the first serial produced rear fuselage for the Swedish Gripen E as part of the on-the-job training programme in Linköping, Sweden. This is yet another milestone in the Transfer of Technology Programme that will train more than 350 Brazilian engineers and technicians by 2024, strengthening the base of the national defence industry.
In combat scenarios, it is vital to monitor enemy positions and movements to ensure survival and operational success. Because of technological advances on the battlefield, sensors and radars increase the capacity of observation and enable strategies and decisions to be based on a greater situational awareness. Similarly, methods for camouflaging troops, facilities and snipers also have evolved.
The image of the first Brazilian Gripen E during its first flight has been seen by a worldwide audience. We spoke to the man behind the picture – and what flying photography is all about. Enter the world of our colleague Linus Svensson.
In a timeline of many accomplishments, the Gripen Programme has set one of the most important milestones since its inception: the inaugural flight of the first Brazilian Gripen E. On August 26, 2019, the fighter took the skies of Linköping, Sweden, and performed the first flight test that verified basic handling and flight qualities at different altitudes and speeds.