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It is during crises and challenging times when promises and commitment really is put to test. For every air force it is important to keep their fleet of aircraft ready to be called for action and to safeguard their country, no matter if it is a pandemic or not.
For over half a century, Saab has been specialising in cutting-edge camouflage that perfectly blends technical and operational excellence. These solutions adapt to surroundings and protect against advanced sensors to be the difference between life and death.
Saab has ordered an ANR (Active Noise Reduction) system which will become part of gripen E/F pilots' equipment for current and future customers, from Insta, a Finnish defence and security company. Insta aims to provide its customers innovative technology and service solutions.
The power of one can accomplish much. The power of a team can accomplish significantly more. Someone who knows what it means to have a team backing you up are the people working at Saab’s Support Center in Sola, Norway.
Earlier this month, three Czech Gripen pilots trained for air-to-air refuelling during an international exercise in Sweden, reports afbcaslav.cz. Officially called the International Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) Conversion Training, the exercise was conducted from 2nd to 6th November.
On April 18, 2005, the first six JAS-39C Gripen single-seat supersonic combat airplanes bearing the roundels of the Czech Republic landed at the Čáslav Air Base. On July 1, 2005, the Gripen fighters became a part of the NATO Integrated Air Defence System (NATINADS, later NATINAMDS – NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System), succeeding their MiG-21 MFN predecessors. By the end of August, all the airplanes – 12 single-seaters and a pair of two-seaters – had been delivered.
Gripen and its predecessors have been championing in the area of low cost per flight hour for decades. With Gripen, it's about focusing on what's necessary and making the most of basic requirements, while keeping the overall costs to a minimum. However, it is also important to point out that the cost-effectiveness of Gripen does not compromise its performance.
On 26th October, a Symposium to present Gripen E was held by the Brazilian Air Force. The event was promoted by COMPREP (Preparation Command) along with Saab. The purpose of this event was to present the main characteristics of the new Brazilian Gripen E to pilots and members of Air Units of Fighter Aviation, reports Poder Aereo.
In an episode of the Fighter Pilot Podcast, former lieutenant in the Swedish Air Force, Mikael “Duke” Grev, talks about his first impression of Gripen, most memorable mission, favorite thing about the fighter and more.
In a triple celebration, the new Brazilian Gripen E (F-39E) was presented on Aviator's Day and the Brazilian Air Force Day which was held at Wing 1, Brazil, on October 23rd. The event was attended by important figures including Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Azevedo e Silva, the Brazilian President and Brazilian Defence Minister, respectively.