7 Jul 2012 by Stephen Trimble – FG
Farnborough - The Saab Gripen on display at the Farnborough air show features a new radar installed in Sweden less than a month ago.
The Selex Galileo Raven ES-05 active electronically scanned array (AESA) fire control radar was installed on 16 June in Linkoping, the radar supplier says.
AESA radar is one of the key features being introduced with the Gripen NG fighter, which also includes higher-thrust engines.
The ES-05 began integration testing immediately after being installed.
"These developments are not without risk and this result demonstrates Selex Galileo's commitment to deliver, on time and on promise, the best radar and sensors," says Alastair Morrison, senior vice president of Selex Galileo radar and advanced targeting.