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Saab’s F-35 rebuttal to Norway

Three weeks after Norway’s ministry of defense shocked Saab by selecting the F-35 over the Gripen NG one month ahead of schedule, the Swedish manufacturer has issued a rebuttal.Here are some highlights: The claim that Gripen does not fulfil the operationalrequirements … turns out to be founded on simulations previously unknown to us.To our understanding […]

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Norway says ‘no’ to Gripen

Well, so much for the F-35′s supposed vulnerability in Northern Europe: Norway backs JSF selection, rejects Gripen NG By Craig Hoyle Norway has rejected an offer to acquire Saab’s GripenNG combat aircraft, with its government instead recommending that thenation maintain its commitment to purchase Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as a replacement for its Lockheed […]

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Brazil fighter buyers reject SU-35, Typhoon and F-16

Three of the six bidders who responded in July to Brazil’s tender for at least 36 (and possibly 120) multi-role fighters will advance to the final round of the competition. The Brazilian Air Force announced the three teams advancing today (warning: Portugese language link — use Google translator): Boeing F/A-18E/F, Dassault Rafale and Saab Gripen. […]

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Spotted: Raytheon’s Anti-Northrop Grumman Radar (RANGR)

A nice person from Raytheon handed me a brochure this morning on the company’s AESA fighter radars. I usually file such documents straight into the wastebasket, but this one got my attention. You can look it up here. On page 2, you’ll find a silhouette of an F-16 with a radar pictured in the nose […]

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