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Sweden open to sending Gripens to Ukraine after joining NATO

On October 6, Swedish Defence Minister Pål Jonson announced that a transfer of JAS 39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters to Ukraine could be on the cards, although “domestic security reasons” mean that any such transfer “would be conditional on Sweden first becoming a member of NATO,” and thus covered by NATO’s collective defence commitments

Sweden accelerates Gripen E deliveries

On 12 September, Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced a SEK5.8 billion ($520 million) contract with Saab covering a newly funded package of capability enhancements and adjusted delivery schedules for the Gripen during

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Behind the scenes of Gripen air-to-air refuelling certification

AirForces Monthly was invited to witness an air-to-air refuelling certification process for the JAS 39C/D Gripen. Björn Rüdén joined the trials over the Baltic Sea

Gripen prototype arrives at new home

Sweden’s Aeroseum took delivery of its latest exhibit on November 16, 2022 – SAAB JAS 39-2 ‘52’

Swedish Gripens set to receive major upgrades

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) signed a SEK3.5bn (£280m) contract with Saab on December 16 to upgrade Sweden's fleet of JAS 39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters.

Brazil inducts first F-39E Gripens into operational service

The Brazilian Air Force inducted its first two Saab F-39E Gripen multi-role fighters into operational service with the 1st Air Defense Group ‘Jaguar Squadron’ during a ceremony at Anápolis Air Base on December 19

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Baltic Gripens: Inside recent Czech and Hungarian Air Policing ops

For two months, Saab Gripen-Cs from both the Hungarian and Czech air forces stood armed at Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania. The first time ever in nearly 20 years of Baltic Air Policing. And as Combat Aircraft Journal  reports, it should never have happened

NATO commences aerial refuelling trials between Gripen and A330 MRTT

NATO's Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Unit (MMU) initiated the Saab JAS 39 Gripen air-to-air refuelling (AAR) test campaign on October 4

Two more Gripens delivered to Brazil

A further two Saab F-39E Gripens have been delivered to Brazil, where they will join the Brazilian Air Force's growing fleet

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South African Gripens gain new lease-of-life with Saab support contract

Swedish aircraft and defence equipment manufacturer, Saab, has been contracted to provide maintenance services for the South African Air Force’s fleet of JAS 39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters, as the nation seeks to revive its long-dormant combat and defensive capabilities