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Singapore Airshow 2018: Saab gets a grip on the region

8th February 2018 - 05:00 GMT | by Ben Brook in Singapore


The Gripen E variant of the multirole fighter is ready for the next test phase that will see external stores loadouts, release tests and ground trials.

Speaking to media at the Singapore Airshow officials from manufacturer Saab said that the second and third test aircraft are at final assembly. The second of the three aircraft, designated E39-9, is destined to test sensor fusion of the type upon completion.

Other tests will involve simulating stalls on the aircraft followed by a full-flight test while the first customer Gripen E is currently under production.

Robert Björklund, VP of Saab Thailand and former

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Ben Brook


Ben Brook

After serving as a paratrooper and completing a degree in Politics and International Relations, Ben …

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