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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.
You are sitting at the airport and your cell phone battery is running low. "Well, no movie on the plane then" you think, but then you see a charging station, perfect! You plug in your mobile and can enjoy the movie on the plane. What you do not know, is that now your device might be infected with a virus or malware.
The individual, a soldier or a commanding officer, is the centrepiece in a modern force. And consequently, in all modern training too. Live training is all about experience the elements of combat, in advance.
In a recent interview by czdefence.cz, Petr Tománek, commander of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base in Čáslav, gives a detailed account of the Czech Gripen, and sheds light on what it is like to operate the multi-role combat aircraft.
On October 14, the Swedish Defence Ministry outlined a defense bill that covers an increase in the defence budget for 2021-2025 by over 40%. This is the largest increase in the defence capability of the country in 70 years, reports Defence Hub. Among other things, the new bill, which is set to become a law by February 2021, will have a direct impact on the extension of service years (beyond 2030) of the Swedish Gripen C/D fighters.
Sharing information and talking to family is a natural part of your daily communication, but how restricted are you when there is a device that is constantly listening to everything you say?
Saab has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ). The MoU aims to strengthen the collaborative effort between Saab, the Canadian industry, as well as universities and other research organizations through the Gripen contract.
Flexible deployability and short take-off capabilities were part of Gripen's design from the beginning. These capabilities were inherent from earlier Saab fighters that came before Gripen which were designed to operate in Bas 90 system. The system, created during Cold War, uses a dispersed air basing strategy to make surprise attacks difficult for the opponent. What we see in Gripen today is an enhanced version of these inherent capabilities backed by the best logistics support.
During a recent Saab webinar with leading Indian defence journalists, Major General Mats Eric Helgesson, former Swedish Air Force Commander, took the participants through the Swedish Air Force operations today.
In part 3 of the training for Gripen video, test pilot Major Abdon undergoes hypoxia symptom recognition training where he learns to handle decreased oxygen pressure at altitude.