SAAB'S TWO-SEAT VARIANT OF THE JAS39 GRIPEN was flown for the first time on 29 April. A total of 14 two-seat Gripens are on order for the Swedish air force as part of its second-batch purchase of 110 aircraft. The first of the new variant is due for delivery in 1998. The Swedish Government and Saab also started negotiations in April over a third-batch purchase.

Source: Flight International