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GRIPEN

MULTI-ROLE FIGHTER

Designed to ensure outstanding combat agility. Gripen features a delta-canard configuration with relaxed aerodynamic stability. The delta wing and canards, along with the digital Fly-By-Wire Flight Control System, give the fighter an optimum combination of manoeuvrability, acceleration, top speed and short-field performance.

Key Features:

  • Advanced aerodynamics combining a close coupled canard-delta configuration.
  • Lightweight structure employing advanced materials and construction techniques.
  • The world´s most highly developed data link.
  • Triplex, digital fly-by-wire Flight Control System for optimum combat agility. 
  • Fully-integrated avionic systems operating via five MIL-STD 1553B digital data bus highways.
  • Advanced cockpit layout with large colour Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) and Hands-On-Throttle-And-Stick (HOTAS) controls.
  • Long range PS-05/A multi-mode, pulse doppler radar.
  • Powerful, fuel efficient, Volvo Aero Corporation RM12 turbofan engine.
  • On Board Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS) and Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR).
  • Low visual radar and Infra-Red (IR) signatures.
  • Heavy and varied weapons load covering all mission parameters - Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground, Air-to-Sea, Reconnaissance and Advanced Tactical Training - an unrivalled mix of simplicity and sophistication.
  • 50% lower operating costs than its best competitor.
  • “On-condition" maintenance.
  • Capable of operating from simple road bases and dispersed bases with the minimum of maintenance personnel and ground support equipment.

Gripen, Photographer Stefan Kalm

Cockpit and Display System
The Gripen cockpit is dominated by three large, full colour, Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) and a wide angle diffractive optics Head-Up Display (HUD) with a holographic combiner. A highly efficient human-machine interface has been integrated into the Gripen to substantially ease pilot workload, particularly in combat situations. This provides a Gripen pilot with outstanding situational awareness, ensuring unrivalled operational effectiveness. It also increases the time available for tactical decision-making, allowing the pilot to use the aircraft and weapons system to maximum effect. 

View a large image of the cockpit with specific details.

Radar
The primary sensor of the Gripen target acquisition/weapons aiming system is the long range PS-05/A radar. The Gripen radar is a compact, long-range, high-performance multi-mode pulse doppler radar with a modular architecture and high reliability, offering high resolution, excellent look-down performance and good Electronic Counter-Counter Measures (ECCM) capabilities. Using state-of-the-art technology, including fully programmable signal and data processors, the radar is able to handle all types of air defence, air-to-surface and reconnaissance missions with built in growth potential to meet future requirements.

More information about the PS-05/A radar 

Powerplant
The Volvo Aero Corporation RM12 is a modular, fuel efficient, low bypass ratio afterburning turbofan in the 80 KN (18,000lb) thrust class. It is based on the General Electric F-404-400 which has completed several million flight hours in operations worldwide, with several enhancements incorporated by Volvo including increased thrust and bird strike resistance.

Gripen the Multi-role Fighter Aircraft

PS-05/A Radar

Gripen Powerplant

 Facts

Length (excluding pitot tube)

14.1m (46ft 3in)

Length (Two-Seat version)

14.8m (48ft 5in)

Wing span (including launchers)

8.4m (27ft 6in)

Height overall

4.5m (14ft 8in)

Maximum take-off weight

14 tonnes

Maximum speed

M2.0 and supersonic at all altitudes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



For more information about the aircraft:

Aircraft dimensions [pdf]

A detailed 3D cutaway view of the Gripen [pdf]

Weapons Flexibility [pdf]

Multi-role Capability [pdf]

Cockpit details [jpg]

Whatever your past the future is Gripen [pdf]

Video:

View Gripen in action

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