The Swedish national aircraft company, Saab, have been authorised by the Royal Swedish Air Force to say that "the Saab-32 Lansen all-weather attack aircraft has reached supersonic speed under complete control in connection with dive tests carried out during the development flight period which began in November 1952." Powered by a Rolls-Royce Avon RA.7R with afterburner, a series of Lansens is now beginning to come through the shops at Link "ping, alongside the Saab-29 (J 29) fighter and reconnaissance aircraft, which are powered by centrifugal Ghosts. There are twelve attack squadrons in the present R.S.A.F establishment, and most of these are to receive the Lansen. The Lansen, which will be known as the A 32 in service, becomes the third two-seater to exceed Mach 1.
For a year, a south Australian grazier had searched on horseback for 300 lost sheep. Then, a few weeks ago, he enlisted the aid of the neighbouring Auster owner - and the pilot spotted the flock in two hours. They were in a thick scrub only 15 miles from his farm.