Saab JAS 39 Gripen swedish Multi-role Fighter Aircraft

Saab JAS 39 Gripen Swedish Multi-role Fighter Aircraft

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The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft

The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls.

It is powered by the Volvo RM12, and has a top speed of Mach 2.

A further version, designated Gripen JAS 39E/F

It has been referred to as Gripen NG or Super-JAS.

The changes include

  • New powerplant, the General Electric F414G
  • An active electronically scanned array radar
  • Significantly increased internal fuel capacity.

Saab is planning other derivatives, including a navalised Gripen Maritime for carrier operations and an optionally manned aircraft for unmanned operations.



Gripen E is a true multi-role fighter with outstanding availability, tailored for the future Network Centric Warfare (NCW) environment.

Gripen E offers operational dominance and flexibility with superior mission survivability.

Air-to-air superiority is guaranteed with METEOR, AMRAAM, IRIS-T, AIM-9 missile capability and supercruise.

The air-to-surface capability is assured through the use of the latest generation precision weapons and targeting sensors.

Gripen E’s superior situation awareness is ensured through an AESA radar, IRST passive sensor, HMD, cutting-edge avionics, next-generation data processing and a state-of-the-art cockpit

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