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  • Y-20 Bacon
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2013
    • 2176

    Gripen and Typhoon: question about strike capabilities thus far

    Im curious about what's been done so far about implementing strike capabilities (maritime, CAS, etc) to the Gripen and Typhoon, and what will be done within the next 5 years.

    It seems that the Typhoon is still limited to Paveway 4s, brimstone, and soon done with storm shadow?
  • obligatory
    Senior Member
    • Oct 2008
    • 7043

    #2
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    • Sintra
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2007
      • 3849

      #3
      Originally posted by Y-20 Bacon View Post
      Im curious about what's been done so far about implementing strike capabilities (maritime, CAS, etc) to the Gripen and Typhoon, and what will be done within the next 5 years.

      It seems that the Typhoon is still limited to Paveway 4s, brimstone, and soon done with storm shadow?
      Gripen

      As of now - GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II, SAAB RB-15, AGM-75 Maverick. The DWS 39 Mjlner was taken out of service.
      Next five years (confirmed) - SDB
      Prospective - A long range CASOM type for the Flygvapnet (the KEPD-350 Taurus seems the leading contender), severall Brasilian munitions

      Typhoon

      As of now - EGBU-16-Paveway-II, Paveway IV
      Next five years (confirmed) - MBDA Brimstone, MBDA Storm Shadow, KEPD-350 Taurus
      Prospective - MBDA Spear II/III (the Typhoon was the chosen aircraft to flight test the weapons), SDB, an AShm if anyone orders it
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      • Y-20 Bacon
        Senior Member
        • Apr 2013
        • 2176

        #4
        so it would seem that right now, the Gripen is superior in strike, being able to carry it farther with more integrated
        but that the Typhoon will seemingly have more planned to be integrated, can carry 1 ton more on more hard points, and will have Ashm capabilities

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        • obligatory
          Senior Member
          • Oct 2008
          • 7043

          #5
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          • Sintra
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2007
            • 3849

            #6
            Originally posted by Y-20 Bacon View Post
            so it would seem that right now, the Gripen is superior in strike, being able to carry it farther with more integrated
            but that the Typhoon will seemingly have more planned to be integrated, can carry 1 ton more on more hard points, and will have Ashm capabilities
            Right now the Gripen that is fielded is the "C/D", so "being able to carry it farther" might not be the case.
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            • Y-20 Bacon
              Senior Member
              • Apr 2013
              • 2176

              #7
              Originally posted by Sintra View Post
              Right now the Gripen that is fielded is the "C/D", so "being able to carry it farther" might not be the case.
              right! I was thinking of both the C/D and the E/F
              as of current it would appear that the Typhoon has a broader strike ability than the C/D but the E/F might not only rectify this gap but surpass it too.

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              • JakobS
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Aug 2015
                • 155

                #8
                Taurus is already fully integrated in Gripen C/D. The parlamentary military group in Sweden have decided that Sweden will acquire cruise missiles for the new Gripen E system, but personally I doubt it will happen.

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