All Swedish Air Force articles – Page 2

  • Gripen 39-8 - Saab
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    DUBAI: New-generation Gripen enters final assembly

    2015-11-10T12:12:07Z

    ​Saab has lifted the joined fuselage section for its first Gripen NG prototype into final assembly, and says its programme is on track to deliver advanced capability to Sweden and export customer Brazil.

  • Gripen Cs - Craig Hoyle
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    PARIS: Swedish air force chief holds firm on fleet size

    2015-06-15T08:56:00Z

    ​With quick reaction alert sorties now occurring on a daily basis and the government in Stockholm demanding increased operational readiness, the Swedish air force is no longer feeling generous about sparing some of its Saab Gripens to support export customers.

  • Saab 105 - Saab
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    Sweden launches future military pilot training contest

    2015-05-20T05:29:01Z

    ​Sweden has initiated a process to replace its air force’s fleet of Saab 105 (SK 60) jet trainers with a new Military Flying Training System (MFTS), planned for introduction by the end of this decade.

  • Swedish air force KC-130H
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    KC-390 or A400M could lift Swedish air force capability

    2015-05-05T12:44:04Z

    ​The Swedish air force is likely to field a replacement for its aged Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transports at some point during the next decade, with potential candidates including the Embraer KC-390 and Airbus A400M.

  • Gripen Cs - Craig Hoyle
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    Sweden to boost operational readiness with Gripen

    2015-04-30T12:10:53Z

    The Swedish government has outlined its defence priorities for the period to 2020, with new measures to include increasing the number of fully operational Saab Gripen squadrons and potentially ordering a further 10 E-model examples.

  • Saab Gripen FS
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    Selex gets IRST contract for Gripen E fighter

    2015-04-15T11:47:18Z

    ​Saab has awarded Selex ES a production contract for the Skyward-G infrared search and track (IRST) system, with the deal covering equipment to be installed with the Swedish air force’s future Gripen E fleet.

  • Last Swedish Gripen C - pay Gunnar Akerberg
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    PICTURE: Swedish air force receives its last Gripen C

    2015-03-25T10:17:24Z

    ​Saab has delivered its final Gripen C ordered for the Swedish air force, with the fighter having been flown from its Linköping final assembly site to Kallinge air base near Ronneby on 19 March.

  • Gripen NG Brazil
    News

    Brazil begins flight training on Gripen

    2014-11-20T11:55:15Z

    The first two Brazilian pilots to undergo training for the Saab Gripen NG multirole fighter have completed their first flight on the type: a 50min training sortie conducted over the Baltic Sea on 19 November.

  • Gripen E Brazil - Saab
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    Saab nears Gripen contract with Brazil

    2014-10-23T13:00:09Z

    Saab says it is on track to sign a contract with Brazil to provide its air force with the Gripen NG multirole fighter, following the nation's selection of the type for a 36-aircraft purchase in December 2013.

  • Gripen E Brazil - Saab
    News

    Saab gets latest Gripen E development contract

    2014-10-17T14:22:32Z

    ​Saab has received its latest contract from Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration linked to development of the Gripen E multirole fighter.

  • Czech Gripen - Saab
    News

    Slovakia creeps closer to Gripen agreement

    2014-09-02T11:15:40Z

    ​The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have signed a letter of intent agreeing to cooperate on using the Saab JAS-39 Gripen combat fighter, paving way for a potential Slovakian acquisition of the aircraft.

  • Saab Gripen FS
    News

    Gripen will not compete in Danish fighter competition

    2014-07-23T14:00:06Z

    The Swedish government has announced that it will not contend Denmark’s fighter replacement competition with its domestically-built Saab Gripen jet.

  • PC-21 - Pilatus
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    Saab, Pilatus to pitch PC-21 trainer to Sweden

    2014-03-31T15:15:08Z

    ​Pilatus and Saab have signed a memorandum of understanding to offer the former’s PC-21 basic trainer to the Swedish air force for a potentially 20-aircraft requirement.

  • C-130H tanker - Swedish air force
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    Swedish air force studies airlift, trainer renewal options

    2014-03-18T13:52:29Z

    ​Sweden is beginning to study its options for fielding modern fleets of tactical transports and advanced trainers within the next decade, says air force chief of staff Maj Gen Micael Bydén.

  • Saab Gripen
    News

    Saab gets E-model contract to convert Swedish Gripens

    2013-12-18T17:14:20Z

    ​Saab is to modify 60 Gripen C fighters to its enhanced E-model configuration for the Swedish air force, after Stockholm signed a series production agreement worth SKr16.4 billion ($2.5 billion).