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First flight of Brazilian SAAB Gripen E

26.08.19

The Saab build first Brazilian Gripen E fighter completed its first flight in Sweden with great success, meeting all expectations. The aircraft, designated 39-6001, took off on August 26 at 2.41 pm CET from Saab’s aerodrome in Linköping.

During 65 min. air time, basic handling and flying quality was verified at different altitudes and speeds. Further envelope expansion as well as tactical and sensor system testing will now follow.

STT has developed and delivered the FTI telemetry transmitters onboard the Gripen E figher aircraft.

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