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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. For instance, Gripen can operate from a road strip of only 16 x 800 metres. In this film, you will get more information on what makes Gripen always combat ready.

Flares may be released for defensive purposes, but one sure can’t deny how beautiful they look. Here is South African Air Forces' (SAAF) Gripen D releasing its flares across an illuminated night cityscape over a beach in Cape Town.

Hans Einerth, wing commander flying at Saab, demonstrates Gripen's STOL capabilities in a simulator environment at Aero India 2019.

Gripen is designed to take-off and land on regular roads (800 m long and 16 m wide). This allows for dispersed operations by the operating Air Force, resulting in better combat preparedness. 

The offer made by Saab for the Make in India programme includes transfer of technology, something which has been proven very effective and beneficial for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) as well. Besides, acquiring aircraft with multi-role capabilities and superior weapon systems, the technology transfer offer will allow the overall growth of India’s defence industry.

“We’re talking about transferring the knowledge and the skills and the know-how, so that Indian engineers will be able to design, develop, deliver aircraft; and then modify them, maintain them, operate them, sustain them, and keep them cutting-edge for India for the next 50 years. That’s what India needs” says Head of Communications of Saab India, Robert Hewson, during an interview at Aero India 2019. “And only Saab is prepared to transfer that level of independent technology to India,” he adds.

The goal of a night flying exercise is to develop combat readiness 24*7. The pilots get to train using the night time vision goggles and be better prepared for international missions.​ And of course night time training exercises make for a great video.


Busy days in the Gripen factory. Another four Gripen E are soon ready to take to the skies!​

​The Brazilian Gripen will allow the pilot to make accurate decisions in a short time. Want to know more? Watch Episode 18 of our True Collaboration web series!​

​This month, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) celebrated Children's Day at Don Muang on 12 January. Gripen's aerial display was the center of attraction for all the young visitors at the Air Base. 


​For all you desktop pilots out there wondering what it's like to fly Gripen E – one of the world’s most advanced fighter, wait no longer, soon it will be your turn.​

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