Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has extended the Gripen support and maintenance services contract with Saab, starting from 1 April 2021 until 31 December 2022.
The Swedish Air Force Gripens and the Finnish Air Force Hornets recently participated in a Cross Border Training (CBT) in northern Sweden.
Four Brazilian Air Force (FAB) pilots have begun their operational training with the Gripen fighter at the F7 Wing in Såtenäs, Sweden.
It has been 15 years now since Gripen first landed in Hungary, at Kecskemét Air Base, home of the Hungarian Gripen fleet. Hungary was the third nation, after Sweden and the Czech Republic, to start operating Gripen C/D.
A Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Gripen from Wing 7 (nicknamed, "Ferocious Shark of the Andaman) participated in a planned network centric system exercise recently in the Gulf of Thailand, reports a Thai online publication.
On January 30, 2019, Saab submitted its proposal for the Finnish HX fighter procurement. The proposal included highly capable Gripen fighters with the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control system.
One of the most important capabilities that a Gripen operator always has is availability. The fighter can be rapidly deployed from multiple, scattered locations, and hence, sustain more high-tempo missions with very brief down periods as compared to its modern contemporaries.
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB)'s Gripen E has now entered the supersonic flight test stage. The tests are being conducted at the designated test areas in Brazil while adhering to all the protocols.
Preparing an aircraft for flight involves some of the most arduous tasks and activities as told in a report by afbcaslav. The report talks about aeronautical technicians of the 212nd tactical squadron in Čáslav air base who make sure that every aircraft's pre-flight preparation, including the Czech Gripen's, is carried out meticulously to ensure the safety of the pilots, the crew, and the aircraft.
During an exercise in February 2021, the Swedish Gripen escorted the American B-1B Lancer in Swedish airspace over central Sweden where ground units also participated. The purpose of the joint exercise was to enhance the Armed Forces' interoperability while strengthening both parties' defense capabilities and increasing stability and security.