The primary two serial manufacturing Gripen E fighters, known as F-39 Gripen by the Brazilian Air Power (FAB), are in Brazil. The plane arrived within the nation final Friday, April 1st, on the port of Navegantes, and as we speak accomplished their first flight within the nation. The 2 plane flew from Navegantes Worldwide Airport to the Gripen Flight Check Middle on the Embraer plant in Gavião Peixoto. The flights have been performed by two Brazilian Air Power pilots, who participated in coaching in Sweden.

“Brazil actively participates within the improvement, flight check marketing campaign and manufacturing of fighter jets, as a part of the broad know-how switch bundle to the Brazilian defence trade. The arrival of the 2 serial manufacturing plane is a results of this nice collaboration,” highlighted Jonas Hjelm, Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise Unit Aeronautics at Saab.


First Serial Manufacturing Saab Gripen-E Fighter Delivered to Brazilian Air Power

“The arrival of the plane is the results of a venture that sought from the start to extend our deterrent capabilities, in addition to having the target to foster analysis and industrial improvement in Brazil. We now have a state-of-the-art multi-mission plane that would be the essential asset for guaranteeing the sovereignty of Brazilian airspace,” highlighted the Commander of the Brazilian Air Power, Common Carlos de Almeida Baptista Junior.

The flight to Gavião Peixoto lasted roughly 50 minutes and came about as deliberate. the arrival of the primary two operational plane represents a milestone for the protection of Brazil’s nationwide airspace. The brand new fighters will stay on the Gripen Flight Check Middle till the plane acquire the Army Sort Certificates, thereafter they are going to be transferred to Anápolis for the ultimate phases of the supply section. The 2 fighter jets are a part of the 36 Gripen plane acquired by the Brazilian Air Power in 2014.