Maiden flight of Gripen E

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & News -

On 15 June, the first Gripen E next gen­er­a­tion, multi-role fighter made its maiden flight from Saab’s air­field in Linköping, Swe­den and flew over eastern parts of Östergöt­land for 40 min­utes, with the air­craft car­ry­ing out a num­ber of ac­tions to demon­strate var­i­ous test cri­te­ria in­clud­ing re­tract­ing and ex­tend­ing of the land­ing gear. “To­day we have flown this world-class fighter air­craft for the first time. We achieved it with the fully qual­i­fied soft­ware for the rev­o­lu­tion­ary avion­ics sys­tem. This is about giv­ing our cus­tomers a smart fighter sys­tem with the fu­ture de­signed-in from the start. The flight test ac­tiv­i­ties will con­tinue to build on this achieve­ment with the pro­gramme on track to achieve the 2019 de­liv­ery sched­ule to our Swedish and Brazil­ian cus­tomers,” stated Jonas Hjelm, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Head of Saab Business Area Aero­nau­tics.

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