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JAS 39E Gripen  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2021
Maiden Flight: 15 June 2017
Total Production: 28
Also Known As: F-39, Gripen E and Gripen NG
Origin: Sweden
Corporations: Saab
Parent System: JAS 39 Gripen
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1997
Total Production: 306
Family Members: JAS 39C Gripen, JAS 39D Gripen and JAS 39F Gripen
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Description: The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a supersonic, multi-role fighter combining high performance, high maneuverability, and fully integrated information and weapon systems. The Gripen aircraft employs an advanced delta wing and canard fore planes aerodynamic configuration which ensures maneuverability at all speeds, altitudes and weapon loads. In addition, the flight control system ensures that the aircraft is easier and safer to fly than previous generation fighters. Its radar provides look-down shoot-sown capability and the IR-OTIS sensor provides Infrared search and track capability. To date Sweden (204), South Africa (28), Hungary (14?) and Thailand have selected the Gripen multi-role fighter for their Air Forces.

The Gripen can be armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder or IRIS-T missiles for short range air-to-air engagements, for multiple medium range engagements the AMRAAM missile can be employed. RBS-15, Maverick and DWS 39 weapons are available for air-to-surface missions. In addition, the Brimstone, Taurus and Meteor missiles, as well as new avionics and equipment, could be integrated within years enhancing the Gripen mission options and roles. The Gripen also features reduced costs of ownership and operation, as well as high availability and reliability.

The JAS 39E Gripen, also known as Gripen E, is a single-seat advanced version of the Gripen fighter aircraft deployed by the Swedish Air Force in the late 1990s. The Gripen E/F aircraft are powered by a General Electric F414G engine. They also feature new avionics and displays as well as an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. The next generation Gripen delivers enhanced flight handling, aerodynamics, performance and endurance. Switzerland selected the Gripen E/F aircraft as the replacement for its F-5E/F Tiger in November 2011.

JAS 39E Gripen Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Dimensions
Main Gun Caliber: 27 millimeter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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JAS 39E Gripen News

There are 36 news between
30 Nov 2011 and 10 Sep 2019
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019Saab Presents First Gripen E to Brazil
Monday, August 26, 2019First Brazilian Air Force Gripen E Completes its First Flight
Monday, November 12, 2018Gripen E Flies with Meteor Air-to-Air Missile
Friday, October 26, 2018Gripen E Conducts First Missile Firing
Friday, October 27, 2017Saab Gripen E Aircraft Achieves Supersonic Speed
Wednesday, September 13, 2017Saab Launches Arexis Electronic Attack Jammer Pod
Thursday, June 15, 2017Gripen E Successfully Performs First Flight
Friday, April 28, 2017Sweden Defense Procurement Agency Places Order for Next-Generation Anti-Ship Missile
Friday, March 31, 2017Saab to Develop Next-Generation Anti-Ship Missile
Monday, November 7, 2016AEL to Develop Targo Helmet Mounted Display for Gripen NG

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Sweden60
Swedish Air Force 60 Gripen C upgraded to Gripen E standard between 2018 and 2026
Switzerland22
The Swiss order was cancelled after a referendum in May 2014

Grand Total 1103
Cannons & Gear
BK 27x1
Targox1
Defensive Weapons
AIM-120C AMRAAM
GBU-39/Bx16
IRIS-T
Meteor
Offensive Weapons
RBS15 Gungnirx4
Propulsion Systems
F414Gx1
Protection Systems
Arexisx1
BriteCloud
Sensor Systems
Skyward-Gx1
Raven ES-05x1
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