What missiles can the Gripen carry?

What missiles can the Gripen carry?

The Gripen is compatible with a number of different armaments, beyond the aircraft’s single 27 mm Mauser BK-27 cannon (omitted on the two-seat variants), including air-to-air missiles such as the AIM-9 Sidewinder, air-to-ground missiles such as the AGM-65 Maverick, and anti-ship missiles such as the RBS-15.

Who is buying Gripen?

Saab Receives Order for Gripen C/D Upgrade Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to ensure the continued operation of JAS 39 Gripen C/D and to provide capability enhancements to preserve the operational relevance of the fighter aircraft. The order value is SEK 500 million.

How capable is the Swedish military?

The Swedish armed forces is made up of 23 600 active personnel, 11 200 military reserves, 24 000 Home Guard and 5 200 conscripts (is to increase to 8 000 conscripts by 2024) as of now. The wartime organisation consist of 60 000 personal with a goal of 90 000 by 2025.

What is Gripen Smart Support?

Gripen’s smart support solution is the most efficient and flexible on the fighter market, inherent in the aircraft system design from the very beginning. This unique feature gives Gripen an unprecedented advantage and cost effectiveness.

What is the Gripen multirole fighter aircraft?

The Gripen multirole fighter aircraft is in service with the Swedish Air Force. Gripen multirole combat aircraft. Gripen can fly at supersonic speeds at all altitudes. JAS 39B is equipped with the same avionics as the JAS 39A.

Who makes the Gripen?

Gripen has been developed by an industrial consortium consisting of Saab, Saab Microwave Systems (formerly Ericsson), Volvo Aero Corporation, Saab Avitronics and FFV Aerotech. A joint venture company, Gripen International, has been set up by Saab and BAE Systems to market the Gripen for export markets.

How does the Gripen work?

Gripen on the ground, being armed with a rocket pod. Gripen is equipped to carry an extensive range of air-to-air and air-to-surface weaponry. The long range multi-purpose pulse Doppler radar is the Saab Microwave Systems PS-05. The distinctive profile of the Gripen derives from the aerodynamic structure of the delta wing and foreplane canards.