Swedish pilot spoke about testing an updated version of the JAS Gripen E fighter


In Sweden, the next phase of test flights on JAS Gripen E fighters took place - modernization of previous versions, which received AFAR and new arms control. The Swedish media presented a statement from test pilot Henrik Vanset of FMV (an organization involved in the operation and preparation of various types of military equipment for it).


According to the Swedish test pilot, the updated JAS Gripen E has the ability to "see further and better." We are talking about the "range (review)" of airborne radars, allowing to obtain data on targets.

Henrik Wanset:

Based on this, new opportunities appear: for example, you can make decisions much faster, including early decisions that can become a serious factor in success in aerial combat.



It is noted that the Gripen E received a new engine. At the same time, the design of the aircraft was slightly changed in order to get a larger radius of use, with additional fuel volumes on board.

According to the test pilot, the aircraft can significantly improve the effectiveness of the country's air defense system.

The Swedish Ministry of Defense previously reported that the order for JAS Gripen E will be 60 fighters. According to Swedish reporters, these revenues will cost the Swedish treasury about 30 billion Swedish kronor (about 3,2 billion dollars). Thus, the price of one fighter from this series will be about 53 million dollars.

Recall that the Swedish fighters are "job seekers" to win the Indian tender. The Indian Air Force has been trying to choose the right one for several years. So far, they have signed a contract for a batch of French Rafale. It even got to the point that the Swedish company was withdrawing from the tender, saying that it was not ready to meet Indian requirements. But then the Swedes canceled their decision.
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  1. Lord of the Sith 25 December 2019 08: 45 New
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    Sweden is one of the few countries that independently developed and produces airplanes.
    Interestingly, the kit is also made in Sweden?))
    1. Vladimir_2U 25 December 2019 08: 53 New
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      But with dvigl they have no way. And without a dvigla plane and not a plane at all.
      1. Lord of the Sith 25 December 2019 09: 11 New
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        So they have the F404 engine - was developed for the F / A-18 Hornet
        It seems not bad.
        1. Vladimir_2U 25 December 2019 09: 18 New
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          General Electric F404 - Swedish engine? Good joke! laughing
          1. Lord of the Sith 25 December 2019 09: 19 New
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            They have a licensed copy from Volvo.
            But in essence this is the American engine.
            1. Vladimir_2U 25 December 2019 09: 25 New
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              Indeed, well, the Swedes can only be praised. I did not find the truth, whose blades and whether the entire engine is completely, but nonetheless.
              1. voyaka uh 25 December 2019 11: 12 New
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                The engine is American, the radar and avionics are Italian.
                The result was a great light fighter.
                1. Sky strike fighter 25 December 2019 11: 17 New
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                  Why is it better than our MiG-35?
                  1. Horace the Philosopher 25 December 2019 11: 47 New
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                    No better! All Russian is the best and has no analogues in the galaxy
                    1. Sky strike fighter 25 December 2019 11: 53 New
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                      That is, you find it difficult to answer the fact. Turn Zelensky right away.
                      1. Horace the Philosopher 25 December 2019 11: 56 New
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                        I answered you! All the best in Russia! What bothers you?
                      2. Sky strike fighter 25 December 2019 12: 00 New
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                        has no analogues in the galaxy

                        This quote about the galaxy is embarrassing.
                      3. Horace the Philosopher 25 December 2019 12: 02 New
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                        Isn’t that so! It is worth starting to give TTX, so people with brain phimosis immediately peck! Then you understand all the best in the Russian Federation
                      4. bessmertniy 25 December 2019 13: 46 New
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                        Let them get a batch of Swedish planes to make sure that they had to buy planes from Russia. what
                      5. Horace the Philosopher 25 December 2019 13: 47 New
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                        Let's get a look! Hindus will probably decide what to buy!
                      6. bessmertniy 25 December 2019 13: 51 New
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                        It bothers me that they make the wrong decisions.
                      7. Horace the Philosopher 25 December 2019 13: 54 New
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                        Well this is their headache! They will understand well! They will buy Russian weapons tested, so to speak, both in practice and in practice!
                      8. Fraracol_2 25 December 2019 13: 56 New
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                        How wonderful you all decided for the foolish Indians. And you don’t worry so much ...
  • TermNachTer 25 December 2019 16: 07 New
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    And what do they produce themselves? The engine is American, EU electronics. Constructor "crazy hands" if one of the suppliers goes bankrupt or what sanctions.
  • Mountain shooter 25 December 2019 08: 48 New
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    Super Duper? Can or PR? Only time will tell ... Or an advertising move in the tender ...
  • cniza 25 December 2019 09: 03 New
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    Thus, the price of one fighter from this series will be about 53 million dollars.


    Something very cheap he got?
    1. bessmertniy 25 December 2019 13: 56 New
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      They bought it. But rightly Pushkin wrote: "You would not chase, pop, for cheapness!"
      1. Star Destroyer 25 December 2019 15: 06 New
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        "You would not chase, pop, for cheapness!"
        "Cheapness" is relative.
        2 times heavier Su-30SM costs $ 50 million.
        1. cniza 25 December 2019 16: 21 New
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          But isn't that the price for our Air Force? , and which one for export?
          1. Star Destroyer 25 December 2019 16: 27 New
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            So here the Swedes supply themselves with aircraft at domestic prices.
            Su30 is exported for $ 85 million, and the flu is about the same (the price of the bare planes, excluding the additional load in the contracts)
            1. cniza 25 December 2019 16: 29 New
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              Yes, but, if I may say so, the efficiency varies almost twice ...
              1. Star Destroyer 25 December 2019 16: 34 New
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                Everything is very controversial here. For a sane comparison of cost, utility and combat effectiveness, a full-fledged analytical article is needed, maybe not just one.
                1. cniza 25 December 2019 16: 37 New
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                  It’s not a matter of the article, but of knowledge, I don’t have enough of them and judge only according to experts and try not to make definitive conclusions. hi
    2. Star Destroyer 25 December 2019 15: 01 New
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      This is for their Air Force, i.e. R&D is not included.
  • pavelty 25 December 2019 09: 20 New
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    Hindus, of course, know the word diversification) But for hell it’s a variety of Sushi, Rafali, Gripen ...
    1. cniza 25 December 2019 14: 04 New
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      They like menageries ...
  • knn54 25 December 2019 09: 39 New
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    I understand the Brazilians, the flight range is up to 4000 km, the missile and bomb load is up to 5 tons. The cost of the flight is three times less than that of the “F”. The most important thing is to drive LOCAL tasks, for example, to drive “barmels” in the selva or to shoot down drug dealers' planes. Moreover, the neighbors don’t have much to say.
    1. V.I.P. 25 December 2019 10: 10 New
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      But what about Venezuela with its Su-30? They have friction now. Venezuela accuses Brazil of preparing an intervention. And the militants who recently captured the Venezuelan base in the border area and dragged away the AK-103 and grenade launchers went to Brazil. True Brazilians say that the militants did not go to them))))
      1. Fraracol_2 25 December 2019 13: 55 New
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        How is Madura going to live without AK-130 and grenade launchers now?
    2. Avior 25 December 2019 12: 16 New
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      And why only for local ones?
      The range is good, weapons and equipment are also good, the cost of operation is inexpensive
  • V.I.P. 25 December 2019 10: 46 New
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    Good multi-functional aircraft. Radar with AFAR Leonardo Raven ES-05, infrared optical-location station Leonardo SkyWard-G, ESTL suspension container equipped with electronic warfare, integration of the Meteor rocket (has no analogue in Russia), 10 suspension points, maximum bomb load of 6 tons. In addition to various air combat missiles can carry two KEPD 350 cruise missiles or two RBS-15F anti-ship missiles, it also uses bombs. It’s inexpensive in price, cheap in operation (and this is very important for many countries), the manufacturer says that it’s easy to maintain, it takes a little time to prepare for re fly. Works on air, land and sea targets. In my opinion, the Meteor missile is an excellent light fighter for working on air targets.
    1. Sky strike fighter 25 December 2019 11: 28 New
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      Meteor rocket integration (has no analogue in Russia),

      Meteor 150 km range. We have a K-77M (product 180) range 200 km, in tests, they shot down targets at a distance of 192 km. In parallel, the K-77ME (product 180 PD) was developed for 250 km, it seems that it even went to preliminary tests.
      But there is an earlier R-27EM for the Su-33. The range of destruction is 150 km, it can work on low-flying KR. So there are analogues.
      1. V.I.P. 25 December 2019 14: 56 New
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        Do we have missiles with a power plant in our combat units, consisting of a powerful launch accelerator that accelerates the rocket and marching ramjet, which allows the rocket to reach 4750 km / h and automatically adjust the thrust and accordingly the consumption of boron-containing fuel depending on the height of the missile trajectory? In the final section (max. Range of destruction), all of our combat missiles fly by inertia, they do not have fuel for active maneuvers. But Meteor has fuel and the engine is running and it will follow the plane without losing speed, and anti-ballistic maneuvers against it are not effective. Unfortunately, everything here is only in trials. Although they took the idea of ​​RVV-AE-PD. Just brought to mind and equip the aircraft. The integration of the missile on Rafal and Typhoon. all new ones will be armed with it and the old ones will be modernized under it during the repair
    2. Sky strike fighter 25 December 2019 11: 39 New
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      In addition to various air combat missiles, it can carry two winged KEPD 350s or two anti-ship missiles RBS-15F, it also uses bombs.

      The KEPD 350 analogue (350 km) is the X-59MK2.
      What is good about the X-59MK2? This missile has a long range, which is why it has such a serious size. Currently, exported specimens can hit the enemy at a distance of 300 kilometers, while the version for domestic use has an even greater range. Experts believe that this missile can destroy the target at a distance of 400 kilometers, and in the version with an increased fuel tank - and at almost 1000-kilometer. Moreover, the accuracy of such weapons reaches 3 – 5 meters. That is, not a squirrel in the eye, but such a rocket can fly into the window. And the 320-kilogram warhead with a reserve is enough to destroy a target of almost any type. A rocket flies at low - up to ten meters - heights, enveloping the terrain and obstacles in the way.
      Source: https://tvoi54.ru/posts/3258-upravljaemaja-raketa-h-59mk2-oruzhie-privodjaschee-amerikancev-v-beshenstvo.html

      The RBS-15F anti-ship missile is the Kh-35U for 260 km.
    3. Sky strike fighter 25 December 2019 11: 56 New
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      Inexpensive in price, cheap to operate (and this is very important for many countries)

      Here is the price of the "cheap" Gripen.
      In October 2014, the Brazilian Air Force signed an F-X2 contract worth SEK 39,3 billion ($ 5,4 billion) to develop and supply 2019 Gripen NG aircraft from 2024 to 36, which will include as 28 single JAS-39E fighters, and eight double JAS-39F. Saab at its Swedish enterprise in Linkoping is to produce 13 of 36 aircraft ordered by Brazil, including 12 single JAS-39E and one double JAS-39F with delivery in 2021, as well as eight car kits of JAS-39E fighters, which should be assembled by the Brazilian company at Embraer with the commissioning in 2022. After that, Embraer itself, as part of the joint production, should fully build 15 Gripen NG fighters - eight single JAS-39E and seven double JAS-39F, with the delivery of the Brazilian Air Force the first JAS-39E aircraft completely Brazilian built in August 2022, and the first JAS-39F - in September 2023. The latest JAS-39F for Brazil is scheduled for delivery in November 2024.

      https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3862776.html
      1. Avior 25 December 2019 17: 01 New
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        it’s not the price of an airplane, there can be a lot to go in — training, maintenance, spare parts, weapons up to the repair plant for repairs and maintenance.
        so the price of the aircraft itself cannot be determined by the amount of the contract
        1. Sky strike fighter 25 December 2019 17: 20 New
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          I will quote for you my post written below.
          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          53 million is the price for the Swedish army. For foreign customers it will be more expensive. Now the average purchase price of one fighter (for export) is Grippen, F-16, Rafal and the like 150 million for one copy, they say excuses for such fabulous figures fairy tales about training, service and find another thousand reasons. And the reason is one desire to make money on arms exports. Ask at what price the American military-industrial complex sells fighter jets for its army and at what export price. Compare the price for the Swedish army for Grippen E and the price for the Brazilian army. 60 fighter jets for 3,2 billion dollars. for Sweden and 36 fighters for 5,4 billion dollars. for Brazil. Funny arithmetic?
          The Swedish Ministry of Defense previously reported that the order for JAS Gripen E will be 60 fighters. According to Swedish reporters, these revenues will cost the Swedish treasury about 30 billion Swedish kronor (about 3,2 billion dollars). Thus, the price of one fighter from this series will be about 53 million dollars.

          https://www.armiya.az/ru/news/154208
  • Fraracol_2 25 December 2019 13: 53 New
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    Relatively simple, without any analogues in the world of characteristics, but very efficiently and optimally.
  • Forest 25 December 2019 14: 27 New
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    Single engine cheap.
    1. V.I.P. 25 December 2019 16: 07 New
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      What is bad about single engine? Typhoon and F-16 are the same. At the air show in the 80s, the general designer gave interviews to foreigners and said that if Soviet industry gave an engine with the right characteristics, then moment 29 would be single-engine! ... ... Well, about the moment-29 twin-engine for information. War 1998-2000 Eritrea mig-29, Ethiopia su-27. Three aerial combat one drying against two twinks. They were shot down in three battles -2 blink -29 and one damaged .... 1989 Israel f-15 shot down 2 Mig-29 Syria, a desert storm-Americans f-15 shot down 2 Mig-29 Iraq. Yugoslavia 1999 f-15 shot down 3 mig-29. f-16 shot down 2 Mig-29 ..... Where and when did the twin-engine Mig-29 win at least one air battle ?? ... .... Although it was developed to protect the battlefield from attack aircraft, attack helicopters and bombers, not long-range air battles with fighters .. But TWO engines are not cheap))))
      1. Forest 26 December 2019 08: 04 New
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        If you had anything to do with aviation, you would know, theorist.
  • Dmitry Zverev 25 December 2019 14: 50 New
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    Quote: Sky Strike fighter

    Here is the price of the "cheap" Gripen.

    I want to clarify, under the contract with Brazil, the Swedes should carry out "development and delivery." The cost of the contract is not only the price of the fighter, there is something else there. Because no one will buy 36 fighters at $ 150 million apiece. At the prices of 2012, influenza sold $ 48 million, now they will ask for $ 53 million for modified ones.
    1. Sky strike fighter 25 December 2019 17: 16 New
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      53 million is the price for the Swedish army. For foreign customers it will be more expensive. Now the average purchase price of one fighter (for export) is Grippen, F-16, Rafal and the like 150 million for one copy, they say excuses for such fabulous figures fairy tales about training, service and find another thousand reasons. And the reason is one desire to make money on arms exports. Ask at what price the American military-industrial complex sells fighter jets for its army and at what export price. Compare the price for the Swedish army for Grippen E and the price for the Brazilian army. 60 fighter jets for 3,2 billion dollars. for Sweden and 36 fighters for 5,4 billion dollars. for Brazil. Funny arithmetic?
      The Swedish Ministry of Defense previously reported that the order for JAS Gripen E will be 60 fighters. According to Swedish reporters, these revenues will cost the Swedish treasury about 30 billion Swedish kronor (about 3,2 billion dollars). Thus, the price of one fighter from this series will be about 53 million dollars.

      https://www.armiya.az/ru/news/154208