Friday, June 16, 2017

Saab’s Gripen E completes maiden flight

Defence and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next generation smart fighter, Gripen E. At 10:32, Gripen E took off on its maiden flight, flown by a Saab test pilot. The aircraft (designation 39-8) left from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden and flew over the eastern parts of Östergötland for 40-mins. During the flight, the aircraft carried out a number of actions to demonstrate various test criteria including the retracting and extending of the landing gear. (Source: SAAB, 15-Jun-2017)