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Saab forced to ditch Swiss flight tests

13th June 2019 - 12:58 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Saab has announced that the company’s in-development Gripen E will not take part in forthcoming flight tests in Switzerland, but will continue its participation in the Swiss Air 2030 fighter programme.     

The decision was taken after Switzerland’s defence procurement agency Armasuisse recommended that the OEM do so on the basis that ‘flight tests have been designed to only evaluate aircraft that are operationally ready in 2019,’ Saab confirmed in a 13 June statement.

While the impact of non-participation will be a blow to Saab, it can take heart from a series of recent positive flight test developments associated

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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