MS20 upgrade for Czech Air Force Gripens
The Czech Air Force has completed the MS20 capability upgrade of its fleet of Gripen fighters, enhancing combat and communication capabilities. The MS20 upgrade improves the Gripen’s ability to engage ground targets by incorporating unguided and laser-guided bombs into the weapons load with airto-air capability enhanced by introduction of new radar modes. Another key element is integration of the targeting electro-optical pod Litening III, which will be used not only for guiding missiles and bombs, but also in aerial reconnaissance and combat. The upgrade also implements the Alliance datalink, Link 16, as well as cryptomodules for covert communication.