A Swiss evaluation team has been test flying the Gripen F Demonstrator multi-role fighter with Saab in Linköping, Sweden. The Swiss team consisted of test pilots and engineers from both armasuisse and the Swiss Air Force.
The purpose of the flights was to verify the integration of the new AESA radar. Test results were recorded and will be used by Saab and the radar manufacturer Selex Galileo for the next development steps.
“We are very satisfied with the progress of the Gripen C to Gripen E upgrade development. That is the result of this week's test flights,” says Jürg Weber, Program Director Gripen at armasuisse. He also praises the collaboration with both Saab and the Swedish Government, which he describes as being very good.
Saab Chief Test Pilot Richard Ljungberg commanded the flight tests and says:
“The test flights were executed according to plan and I appreciate the professional attitude shown by the Swiss test team. I'm looking forward to the next steps in the Swiss evaluation programme.”
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