Gripen and Typhoon: question about strike capabilities thus far

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Im curious about what's been done so far about implementing strike capabilities (maritime, CAS, etc) to the Gripen and Typhoon, and what will be done within the next 5 years.

It seems that the Typhoon is still limited to Paveway 4s, brimstone, and soon done with storm shadow?

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MS20 is being implemented across the fleet 2015

Fact: New features in the update, in selection

New missile METEOR
New weapons, SDB (Small Diameter Bomb)
New radar applications
Improved self-protection
GCA (Ground Collision Avoidance System)
Protective gear (CBRN) which allows flight in the contaminated area
Miscellaneous availibility and measures to improve robustness
Expanded collaboration functions, including Link 16
Digital CAS, therefore, cooperation with ground troops
Extended functionality reconnaissance
Support for navigation in the civil airspace

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Im curious about what's been done so far about implementing strike capabilities (maritime, CAS, etc) to the Gripen and Typhoon, and what will be done within the next 5 years.

It seems that the Typhoon is still limited to Paveway 4s, brimstone, and soon done with storm shadow?

Gripen

As of now - GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II, SAAB RB-15, AGM-75 Maverick. The DWS 39 Mjölner was taken out of service.
Next five years (confirmed) - SDB
Prospective - A long range CASOM type for the Flygvapnet (the KEPD-350 Taurus seems the leading contender), severall Brasilian munitions

Typhoon

As of now - EGBU-16-Paveway-II, Paveway IV
Next five years (confirmed) - MBDA Brimstone, MBDA Storm Shadow, KEPD-350 Taurus
Prospective - MBDA Spear II/III (the Typhoon was the chosen aircraft to flight test the weapons), SDB, an AShm if anyone orders it

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so it would seem that right now, the Gripen is superior in strike, being able to carry it farther with more integrated
but that the Typhoon will seemingly have more planned to be integrated, can carry 1 ton more on more hard points, and will have Ashm capabilities

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so it would seem that right now, the Gripen is superior in strike, being able to carry it farther with more integrated
but that the Typhoon will seemingly have more planned to be integrated, can carry 1 ton more on more hard points, and will have Ashm capabilities

Right now the Gripen that is fielded is the "C/D", so "being able to carry it farther" might not be the case.

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Right now the Gripen that is fielded is the "C/D", so "being able to carry it farther" might not be the case.

right! I was thinking of both the C/D and the E/F
as of current it would appear that the Typhoon has a broader strike ability than the C/D but the E/F might not only rectify this gap but surpass it too.

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Taurus is already fully integrated in Gripen C/D. The parlamentary military group in Sweden have decided that Sweden will acquire cruise missiles for the new Gripen E system, but personally I doubt it will happen.

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