Saab JAS 39 Gripen

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JAS 39 Gripen
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Swedish Air Force JAS 39 Gripen
Role Fighter, attack an reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Saab Group
Design group Industrigruppen JAS, FMV
First flicht 9 December 1988
Introduction 1 November 1997
Status In service
Primar uisers Swadish Air Force
Sooth African Air Force
Czech Air Force
Hungarian Air Force
Produced 1987–present
Nummer biggit Approx. 247[Nb 1]
Programme cost US$ 13.54 billion (2006)[2][Nb 2]
Unit cost
US$ 30–60 million for JAS 39C[3][4][5][6]

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Scots: "griffin"[Nb 3][7]) is a licht single-ingine multirole fechter aircraft manufacturt bi the Swadish aerospace company Saab.

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  1. Comprisin 204 (30 Batch I, 110 Batch II, 64 Batch III) Gripens delivered tae Sweden, 26 tae Sooth Africae, an 12 tae Thailand. This figur disna include those o the Empire Test Pilots Schuil, or Czech an Hungarian Gripens, wi the latter twa havin received ex-Swadish Air Force aircraft. Five development aircraft war biggit.[1]
  2. The Defense Material Agency reported 99 billion Swedish krona for the program between 1982 and 2009, including expenses for weapons and simulators.[2]
  3. Leeterally "the Griffin", as the names o Swadish combat aircraft, lik Viggen or Draken, are in the definite form.

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  1. "Gripen Multirole Fighter: In Use". Saab. Archived frae the oreeginal on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Sticker Shock: Estimating the Real Cost of Modern Fighter Aircraft" (PDF). Defense Aerospace (communiqué). July 2006. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  3. "The JAS-39 Gripen: Sweden's 4+ Generation Wild Card". Defense industry daily.
  4. "Saab Fails to Land Gripen Orders, Threatening Output" (forum). EU Citizens.
  5. "Saab pinning its hopes on moving Gripen to Brazil". China daily. 2009-07-08.
  6. "Stark milstolpe av Gripenprojektet". My news desk (press release). Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  7. Nilsson 2012.

Bibliography[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Nilsson, Axel (13 January 2012), "JAS 39 Gripen − Milestones", Projects, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, retrieved 12 February 2014, Gripen is the Swedish word for Griffin – a mythological animal, half eagle and half lion.