In Brazil, the production of the Saab Gripen E/F fighter, based on the JAS 39 Gripen, began. Previously, the car won the tender for the rearmament of the Brazilian Air Force.
Swedish-owned aircraft manufacturer Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) launched the Gripen E/F. This is the first factory outside Sweden to produce large aircraft components for the new version of Gripen. It is reported that today, SAM employs more than 70 highly qualified specialists.
Recall that in 2014, Saab signed a contract with the Brazilian government for the production of 36 Gripen E/F aircraft. Last September, the first Brazilian Gripen E was delivered as part of a flight test program.
The aircraft is sometimes called the “New Generation Gripen” (not to be confused with the division of all jet fighters into generations). De facto, we are talking about a car that is close in its capabilities to the Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, and the Russian MiG-35.
Last year, the serial JAS-39E Gripen, designed for Sweden, first flew into the sky. The fighter received an unusual “broken” camouflage.