Saab not too long ago carried out the primary take a look at firing with the superior Meteor Past Visible Vary Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) on Gripen E with a profitable end-to-end outcome on the goal. The Meteor missile was launched from Gripen E at an altitude of roughly 16500 ft above the Vidsel take a look at vary in northern Sweden. Meteor from MBDA is an unmatched BVRAAM that may function in in probably the most contested environments. It may efficiently have interaction all kinds of targets, from fighter plane to small unmanned aerial automobiles and cruise missiles at unrivalled ranges. The main target of the flight take a look at program for Gripen E is on continued growth and testing of primarily the tactical programs and in addition to integration of a variation of weapons, for instance Meteor.

“This success is a good demonstration of the shut partnership between MBDA and Saab, which after a few years of energetic co-operation continues to go from power to power. This trial additionally excellently reveals off our joint capacity to quickly combine weapon capabilities onto the all new Gripen E,” says Jim Worth, MBDA Vice President Europe.


“It feels excellent that we now have now accomplished the primary take a look at firing with Meteor from Gripen E. It’s a crucial milestone each for the programme and for Saab. It reveals that the weapon functionality of Gripen is on the absolute forefront,” says Mikael Olsson, Head of Flight Take a look at & Verification, Saab.

Saab Gripen E fighter Meteor Past Visible Vary Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) launch.

The Meteor is a European energetic radar guided beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) developed and manufactured by MBDA. It provides a multi-shot functionality, and has the power to have interaction extremely maneuverable targets, comparable to jets, and small targets comparable to UAVs and cruise missiles in a heavy digital countermeasures (ECM) atmosphere with a variety far in extra of 100 kilometres (54 nmi). A solid-fueled ramjet motor permits the missile to cruise at a velocity of over Mach 4 and gives the missile with thrust and mid-course acceleration to focus on intercept. The Meteor programme is one among Europe’s most profitable defence collaborations and has seen the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden be part of collectively to create this game-changing missile for air fight.

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a lightweight single-engine multirole fighter plane manufactured by the Swedish aerospace and protection firm Saab AB. The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. Later plane are totally NATO interoperable. A serious redesign of the Gripen sequence, beforehand known as Gripen NG (Subsequent Technology) or Tremendous JAS, now designated JAS 39E/F Gripen started deliveries to the Swedish and Brazilian Air Forces in 2019. Modifications from the JAS C to JAS E embrace a bigger fuselage, a extra highly effective engine, an elevated weapons payload functionality, and new cockpit, avionics structure, digital warfare system and different enhancements.

Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM)
Meteor is the following technology of Past Visible Vary Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) system designed to revolutionise air-to-air fight.