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25 August 2021
Brazilians and Swedes advance in the integration of Gripen navigation systems

Three Brazilian system and software engineers are advancing on the integration between VOR (VHF Omnidirecional Range Equipment) and TACAN/DME (Tactical Air Navigation/Distance Measuring Equipment), the last one being a unique feature to Brazilian Air Force’s F-39 Gripen. All the work is done from Gripen Design and Development Network (GDDN). This is an important hub for technology transfer, located at the Embraer facilities, in Gavião Peixoto, in the state of São Paulo.

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17 May 2021
Saab Aerostructures Factory in Brazil optimizes processes for Gripen using digital technology

Digitization of industrial activities in order to improve processes and increase productivity is a hot topic. At Saab's Aerostructures Plant in Brazil, located in São Bernardo do Campo (SP), it is no different. The factory, responsible for producing six different aerostructure packages for Gripen, a new fighter of the Brazilian Air Force, uses digital technology in the manufacturing process through a Model Based-Definition method (MBD).

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5 April 2021
Brazilian Air Force pilot undergoes intensive training to fly the Brazilian Gripen

While the Brazilian Gripen is currently taking part in flight test activitites at the Gripen Flight Test Center at Embraer in Gavião Peixoto (SP), the pilots of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) are participating in the preparations in Sweden. Read here about the training of Major Abdon.

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1 October 2020
Withstanding High G-forces

To be able to fly a Gripen fighter, new pilots first need to physically prepare themselves to withstand high Gs while at the same time getting fully skilled in cockpit operations.

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29 May 2020
Brazil and Sweden: Gripen programme further tightens cooperation between the countries

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.

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19 May 2020
How did the name “Gripen” come about?

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. 

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2 April 2020
First Flight Test Conducted by Brazilian Test Engineers

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.

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11 March 2020
Saab Receives Polish Order for Double Eagle SAROV

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.

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5 March 2020
Richard Ljungberg: the first pilot to fly the Brazilian Gripen E

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.

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27 February 2020
Five curiosities about the Brazilian Gripen

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.