Overblog
Suivre ce blog
Editer l'article Administration Créer mon blog
7 mai 2012 1 07 /05 /mai /2012 16:35

Gripen-EF-Photo-Stefan-Kalm---saabgroup.com-SKA0070_355x236.jpg

 

Lt Col Fabio Antognini, Test Pilot Swiss Air Force flies Gripen E/F together with Chief Test Pilot at Saab, Richard Ljungberg. Photo: Stefan Kalm

 

4 May 2012, in News - saabgroup.com

 

Under clear blue skies, a team of test pilots and flight test engineers from the Swiss Air Force and the Swiss federal defence procurement agency, Armasuisse, visited Saab in Linköping in Sweden to perform test flights with the Gripen E/F test aircraft.

 

On 30 November last year the Federal Council selected Gripen E/F as the preferred candidate to replace the Swiss Air Force's ageing fleet of Northrop F-5E/F Tiger. The Swiss Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (DDPS) was commissioned to start discussions with Saab and the Swedish Government to optimize Saab's offer. The negotiations continue according to plan and the test flights in Sweden are part of the on-going process.

 

The three day programme, conducted between 2-4 May, included simulator training and four test flights. The test flights focused on air defense and air policing mission profiles with different weapon configurations, which included IRIS-T as well as both METEOR and AMRAAM.

 

“We tested the flight performance simulating an operational air defense mission profile.The flight was packed with test points. We were able to perform them all. A successful flight”, Lt Col Fabio Antognini, Swiss Air Force

 

“We performed flight performance tests using an air policing scenario. We simulated a quick reaction alert and a maximum performance intercept to high altitude and supersonic speed. We tested the engine in the entire envelope and are pleased with the results.” says Bernhard Berset, Chief Test Pilot at Armasuisse.

 

Chief-Test-Pilot-VBS-armasuisse-flies-Gripen-EF-test-aircra.jpg

Bernhard Berset, Chief Test Pilot VBS/armasuisse flies Gripen E/F

together with Chief Test Pilot at Saab, Richard Ljungberg.

Photo: Stefan Kalm

 

The Gripen E/F test programme is running according to plan. In the upcoming fourth phase of testing, Saab continues to integrate new leading-edge technologies which includes further enhancement of the avionics and displays. The radar system will also be further enhanced through the re-installation of a newer version of the AESA radar. The previous test phases have focused on areas such as flight handling, aerodynamics, performance improvements including the new GE F414G engine and increased weapon loads as well as the introduction of new sensors and new avionics in the aircraft.

 

“The co-operation between the two teams has been truly fantastic. We conducted four test flights with the Gripen E/F test aircraft, which performed, as ever, perfectly. We have really shown the growing capabilities of this aircraft and we demonstrated everything requested, including increased performance, handling and endurance,” says Richard Ljungberg, Chief Test Pilot, Saab.

Partager cet article

Published by RP Defense - dans Europe
commenter cet article

commentaires

Présentation

  • : RP Defense
  • RP Defense
  • : Web review defence industry - Revue du web industrie de défense - company information - news in France, Europe and elsewhere ...
  • Contact

Recherche

Articles Récents

  • May edition of the EDA News Review for industry
    source European Defence Agency Places to be: workshops, events, exhibitions … 2nd conference of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS): CF SEDSS has successfully started in January 2016. EDA is now...
  • Recherche de donneurs de sang de groupe O pour faire face aux besoins des armées
    source Entreprises partenaires de la défense Depuis le mois de février les stocks de sang de groupe O couvrent de plus en plus difficilement les besoins du Centre de transfusion sanguine des armées (CTSA). C'est la conséquence probable de la forte sollicitation...
  • Le renseignement aérien français de la BSS : 1/91 Gascogne
    « La souplesse facilite l’exécution des manœuvres. Le coup d’œil donne des corrections. Et l’instantanéité garantit la surprise ». Au-dessus de la Bande Sahélo-Saharienne, sous les lourds rayons du soleil, volent les pilotes de l’armée de l’Air. Les missions...
  • 70 ans de l’ONERA – ITW de Bruno Sainjon, Président de l’ONERA
    photo ONERA 03/05/2016 par Alain Establier - SECURITY DEFENSE Business Review n°149 SDBR : L’ONERA va fêter ses 70 ans le 3 Mai 2016. Qu’est-ce qui différencie l’ONERA de 1946 et celui d’aujourd’hui ? Bruno Sainjon : L’Office National d’Etudes et de Recherche...
  • De Saint-Cyr aux Invalides : L’École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr court pour les blessés de l’Armée de Terre
    source Promotion Chef d’escadrons de Neuchèze En soutien aux blessés de guerre, la promotion Chef d’escadrons de Neuchèze de l’École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr organise, du 05 au 07 mai, une course en relais de 450 km entre le camp de Coëtquidan...
  • Cérémonie d’honneurs militaires aux soldats français du 511e RT morts au Mali
    Paris, le lundi 18 avril 2016 - source GMP Le général de corps d’armée Bruno Le Ray, gouverneur militaire de Paris, vous informe des honneurs militaires qui seront rendus au soldat de 1ère classe Mickaël POO-SING, au maréchal des logis Damien NOBLET et...
  • News review for Industry - EU Defence Agency
    Edition 5 - April 2016 EU Defence Agency Places to be: workshops, events, exhibitions … Ammunition Safety Test House Workshop in Thun (CH) : The EDA - European Network of National Safety Authorities for Ammunition (ENNSA) G is organising an Ammunition...
  • Towards an EU global strategy – Consulting the experts
    14 April 2016 source EUISS The EUISS – in close cooperation with the Strategic Planning Division of the European External Action Service (EEAS) – has carried out a wide-ranging outreach and consultation process involving the broader expert community represented...
  • Envisioning European defence – Five futures
    13 April 2016 Chaillot Paper - No137 - Jan Joel Andersson , Sven Biscop, Bastian Giegerich, Christian Mölling, Thierry Tardy This Chaillot Paper – a collective endeavour on which the five authors have collaborated – outlines five possible future scenarios...
  • Security Jam du 25 au 28 avril 2016
    source IRSEM Participez au Security Jam du 25 au 28 avril 2016 et prenez ainsi votre part dans la réflexion menée par l’UE dans le cadre de sa nouvelle Stratégie sur la sécurité et la politique étrangère et par l’OTAN en vue de son sommet de Varsovie...

Categories