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Thread: SAAB Gripen and Gripen NG thread #4

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    Your link is broken
    "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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    The latter is not. It was previously up there.
    If it looks good, it will fly good !
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    If you post a known broken link, you're an a$$ to tell people to go search for a correct one.

    Don't worry, I did your job for you. Here is the correct link.

    https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a...net-f35a/promo


    I am now going to watch a fan-made video and pretend that it's the source of truth on an issue.
    "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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    It works for me...it has expired but tells the content.
    If it looks good, it will fly good !
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    It does not explain who wrote it, what sources did they use, how old the info is, or anything. How does an article "expire"?

    It literally only says "Experienced pilot: "We won ten times by ten" which is completely meaningless because I guarantee that nobody associated with it has any non-public info about the F-35.

    I checked the Archive.org site and it has not changed since it first appeared in Feb of 2018. It looks to be some sort of click-bait page to get you to subscribe to the site. I tried to signup, but it wants money.. So no.

    Your attitude shows clearly the Golden Rule of ABJ: Any anti-JSF news is gospel and any pro-JSF info is lies & propaganda.
    Last edited by SpudmanWP; 11th May 2018 at 20:30.
    "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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    Aftonbladet is a Swedish sensationalist tabloid, it's a legit site but they're hardly likely to have any actual insight or information on this matter in particular. The same link was also posted further up on the same page.

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    I would call it a sensation if they shoot 10 F-35 out of 10...too.
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    Saab begins building structures plant for Gripen in Brazil:

    https://www.defensenews.com/intervie...t-regulations/

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    The AEL Systems Announces the delivery to the Saab display model C Wide Area panoramic Display (WAD) of Gripen E/F Brazilian, a State-of-the-art equipment that meets the requirements of the F-x 2 program of the Brazilian air force with Saab.
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    http://www.defesanet.com.br/gripenbr...ileiro-a-Saab/

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    One of the supersonic Gripen of the Czech air force machines got a brand new colour. To commemorate 100 years since the creation of Czechoslovak air force. For the first time with him the Czech fighters from an elite 211. tactical squadrons will be presenting at the upcoming prestigious exercise Tiger squadrons of NATO in Poznan, Poland.
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    https://zpravy.idnes.cz/nato-tiger-t...2_zpr_nato_inc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loke View Post
    Saab begins building structures plant for Gripen in Brazil:

    https://www.defensenews.com/intervie...t-regulations/
    Wrong link. You want
    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...pen-in-448475/

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    Ooops, thanks for the correction.

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    Amazing, Saab seems to keep Gripen E in the competition in Canada.
    Saab Group is confident that its single-engine Gripen E remains a viable contender for Canada’s next generation fighter aircraft fleet, even though there are currently no immediate plans for Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots to actually fly the aircraft.
    https://www.skiesmag.com/news/saab-p...ation-fighter/

    Canada is not just a NATO country it is also F-35 partner!

    The probability of Canada buying non-US fighter is 0.0. The probability of Canada not buying F-35 is also 0.0.

    Oh well I guess there might be some PR effect of staying in the race?? Or are they gambling that the Canadian politicians are so upset with Boeing, Trump, LM and whatnot and therefore go for a non-US platform in spite of being an F-35 partner?

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    Canada is not just a NATO country it is also F-35 partner!

    The probability of Canada buying non-US fighter is 0.0. The probability of Canada not buying F-35 is also 0.0.

    Oh well I guess there might be some PR effect of staying in the race?? Or are they gambling that the Canadian politicians are so upset with Boeing, Trump, LM and whatnot and therefore go for a non-US platform in spite of being an F-35
    just for curious have you ever tried talking in at "Best Fighter For Canada"?? You would be hanged for sure for the bold part

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    Gripen E ready for weapons carriage trials. Also reported to be on track for 2019 delivery.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...trials-448691/
    Sum ergo cogito

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    A story on Gripen E/F (in Portugese) after the Gripen seminar:

    http://www.aereo.jor.br/2018/05/16/s...sos-do-gripen/

    Nothing of interest in the text however some of the slides may be of interest.

    The one showing the MAWS units made me wonder -- three MAWS units are displayed, but presumably there are more ? Perhaps forward right and rear right, in addition to forward left and rear left?? If yes it seems the Gripen E/F will have 5 MAWS units in total?

    In any case it compares well to the Super Hornet which has no MAWS!

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    Yeah, six MAWS units. From Hensholdt (previously PAWS-2 but it got nixed in favour of more modern sensors).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loke View Post
    The one showing the MAWS units made me wonder -- three MAWS units are displayed, but presumably there are more ? Perhaps forward right and rear right, in addition to forward left and rear left?? If yes it seems the Gripen E/F will have 5 MAWS units in total?
    You really think Saab is only going to install the left hand side sensors?

    Quote Originally Posted by kirtap View Post
    Yeah, six MAWS units. From Hensholdt (previously PAWS-2 but it got nixed in favour of more modern sensors).
    With the downward facing sensor located at the back below the engine, do you happen to know where the 6th, upward facing sensor is located? Maybe behind the cockpit? Or in front of the cockpit next to the IRST dome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loke View Post
    A story on Gripen E/F (in Portugese) after the Gripen seminar:

    In any case it compares well to the Super Hornet which has no MAWS!
    The Super was supposed to have a MAWS integrated with IDECM ALQ-214. It was to be developed from the AN/ALR-57 CMWS.

    Apparently, after the USAF pulled the plug on equipping their legacy fleet with It, navy followed suit. Apparently, they didn’t see much functionality in a simple MAWS compared to the extensive defensive avionics suite and countermeasures already carried... at least compared to costs.
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    From Hensholdt (previously PAWS-2 but it got nixed in favour of more modern sensors)
    Really? Do you have a source for this?

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    Apparently, they didn’t see much functionality in a simple MAWS compared to the extensive defensive avionics suite and countermeasures already carried
    Countermeasures don't do much good if you have to rely on the Mk1 Eyeball in order detect the attack and the Mk2 Hand with the Mk3 Finger in order to engage said countermeasures.
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    Countermeasures don't do much good if you have to rely on the Mk1 Eyeball in order detect the attack and the Mk2 Hand with the Mk3 Finger in order to engage said countermeasures.
    Luckily for the Gripen E users, Gripen E will not suffer from those limitations you refer to

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    Saab has been awarded SEK224 million (USD26 million) to upgrade systems on the Swedish Air Force (SwAF’s) fleet of Gripen C/D combat aircraft.

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) contract, announced by the company on 23 May, involves enhancements to the current MS20-configuration, which was rolled out in 2016.

    Specifically, improvements will be made to the aircraft’s ‘central capabilities’, including the target acquisition, self-protection, communication, and human-machine interface systems, as well as a number of key support and training systems.

    The work will be carried out at Saab’s facilities in Gothenburg, Järfälla, Linköping, and Arboga, with deliveries to take place between 2018 and 2020.

    The SwAF fields 73 single-seat Gripen C and 24 twin-seat Gripen D aircraft that have all be upgraded to the MS20 standard (the final such block for the Gripen C/D). Essentially a software package, MS20 includes integration of the MBDA Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile and BoeingGBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb I; improved radar modes; a digital close-air support capability; increased Link 16 connectivity; civil navigation enhancements; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection for the pilot; night-capable operations using the SPK 39 Modular Reconnaissance Pod II; and a ground collision avoidance system (GCAS).
    Read more: http://www.janes.com/article/80248/s...rd-gripen-c-ds

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