Saab last week handed over the first JAS39CGripen to the Swedish air force.Upgrades include colour cockpit displays, on-board oxygen generation and an in-flight refuelling capability. The last mechanical instruments have also been removed from the cockpit, with the original back-up dials replaced by a digital display. As well as being the upgraded version for the Swedish air force, the JAS39C is the export-standard aircraft. The first 20 JAS39Cs are part of Batch 2 production, increasing to 84 the number of upgraded aircraft to be built for Sweden. Originally, only the 64 Batch 3 fighters were to be delivered to C-standard.


Source: Flight International