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O Globo, a national Brazilian newspaper, asked online readers to vote on who would win the air force’s F-X2 contract. Despite the hoopla about the now-disputed announcement on 7 September by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declaring the Dassault Rafale the winner, the unscientific poll below showed the Saab Gripen with a comfortable lead. […]
Flightglobal’s Craig Hoyle writes: Saab celebrates first flight of Thai fighter Thailand’s first of at least six Saab Gripen C/Ds has made its first flight from the Swedish manufacturer’s Linköping facility. Flown by a Saab test pilot, the two-seat Gripen D completed its 80min debut sortie on 16 September. “The Royal Thai Air Force will start […]
The blog will likely be inactive this week while I deal with a family emergency. My apologies in advance. In the meantime, enjoy one of my new favorite videos on YouTube. Saab posted this video last Thursday, digging a promotional video on the Draken fighter out of their archives from the 1950s. It’s Swede-tastic!
A Jerusalem Post article yesterday claims the US government denied Israel Aircraft Industries the chance to offer an Elta Systems radar for the Saab Gripen proposal to India. The claims have already been picked up by the Times of India, which has branded the US actions as “arm-twisting”. The Israeli claims have a familiar ring. […]
Well, at least the Swedes didn’t succumb to cheap Bollywood theatrics to pitch a weapon system to India. Saab posted this video on their YouTube channel earlier today.
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 […]
Looks like Saab is continuing to promote and demonstrate the Skeldar V-150 unmanned helicopter, a heavily modified CybAero design, despite abandoning efforts earlier this year to sell the aircraft to United Nations peacekeepers in Chad. Here’s a video now available on YouTube, showing a very recent flight demonstration.
Norway’s surprise decision last week to support the Lockheed Martin F-35 was based largely on an analysis by the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment. Among other things, its computer simulations found the F-35 superior to the Gripen NG in dogfights against the SU-30. So I called Oslo this morning to ask for an interview with the […]
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 […]