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  • First Flight of Royal Thai Air Force Gripens
    Posted by Robert Wall 4:09 PM on Sep 16, 2009

    The first of the Royal Thai Air Force Gripen fighters has now flown.
    Gripen International has just released these pictures from the event:

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    Thailand is buying a first batch of six Gripens, with more to come later. The first six include two single-seaters and four two-seaters.
    Initial training will take place in Sweden, with the aircraft to transition to Thailand in 2011.
    Eventually, Thailand is expected to buy at least six more of the aircraft.

    Tags: ar99, Gripen, Thailand

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