Saab Released Recent Footage of Gripen – Always combat ready can operate from a road strip of only 16 x 800 meters
The key to operational effect is to get fighters airborne when needed. That’s why Gripen is designed to make sure that availability is maximized at all times.
A Gripen force can operate from small airfields or even highway when no runways are available.
For instance, Gripen can operate from a road strip of only 16 x 800 meters.
In the Video below you will get more information about what makes Gripen always combat ready.
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab.
It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force.
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.
Later aircraft are modified for NATO interoperability standards and to undertake air to air refueling.