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  • Swiss Gripen NG: Details Emerge
    Posted by Robert Wall 9:59 AM on Dec 02, 2011

    Adding fuel to yesterday's Ares discussion about the developmental effort that has to go into fielding the Swiss Gripen, a few details have emerged about what the Swiss air force's JAS-39E/F Gripen NG will include:

    One element, and this was always the most obvious one, is the use of the General Electric F414G engine.

    The other is that Switzerland has opted for the Active Electronically Scanned Array radar. That was not clearly stated initially by the Swiss government, but now is being confirmed.

    Here are some details the Swiss government has put out on the three contenders, including the winning Gripen.

    Tags: ar99, Saab, Gripen, tacair

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