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FOLLOW SAAB AT FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW

Saab at Farnborough in pictures

2012-09-13

Friday is the last day for Saab at Farnborough 2012. The aircraft displayed at the show has now returned to Sweden after a fruitful week.

Saab at Farnborough in pictures
Photo: Peter Liander

An air display with Gripen has been flown daily, here seen on two pictures in a spectacular take off.

 Spectacular take off by Gripen
Photo: Peter Liander

Daily air display with Gripen.
Photo: Peter Liander

The display flights been flown by Saab test pilot Fredrik Müchler. He is one of the most experienced display pilots in Sweden and has displayed Gripen in many countries, like Brazil, India, Switzerland, UK and South Africa.

Saab test pilot Fredrik Müchler 
Photo: Peter Liander

The Gripen NG test aircraft was brought to Farnborough for the second time. It arrived to Farnborough  Sunday evening after having been on static display during RIAT at Fairford during the weekend. At Farnborough it  was on static display from Monday to Thursday.

The Gripen NG test aircraft on static display
Photo: Peter Liander
 
The Gripen NG test aircraft now flies with the SELEX Galileo Raven AESA radar, as shown on this picture.

The Gripen NG test aircraft with the SELEX Galileo Raven AESA radar
Photo: Peter Liander

The new Saab 340 MSA (Maritime Security Aircraft) was also on the static display and many visitors took the opportunity to get a briefing inside the aircraft about its capabilities and performance. 

The new Saab 340 MSA (Maritime Security Aircraft) on static display
Photo: Peter Liander

Visitors taking the opportunity to get a briefing inside the Saab 340 MSA
Photo: Peter Liander

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Brazilian Air Force Delegation visiting Gripen

2012-07-12

The Gripen NG test aircraft at the static display has drawn much attention during the week. The Saab personell on place has answered lots of questions from visitors and also been guides for many invited guests.


Brazilian Air Force Delegation visiting Gripen  
Photo: Peter Liander

Among the many delegations that have visited Saab during the exhibition is the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Tenente-Brigadeiro do Ar Saito (fourth from left) and his delegation.


 The Brazilian Commander was briefed about Gripen NG by Eddy de la Motte, Vice President Gripen Export (right).
Photo: Peter Liander


The Brazilian Commander was briefed about Gripen NG by Eddy de la Motte, Vice President Gripen Export (right).

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Gripen Press Briefing

2012-07-11

This morning Saab invited the international press to attend a Gripen press briefing in the Saab chalet at Farnborough. The main speaker was Eddy de la Motte, Vice President and Head of Gripen Export. His presentation can be downloaded via this link.

Eddy de la Motte, Vice President and Head of Gripen Export
Photo: Peter Liander 

Saab is to invest in an advanced training centre for experienced fighter pilots initially from Gripen countries and its user air forces, at Air Force Base Overberg in South Africa. Magnus Lewis-Olsson, President Saab South Africa, took the chance to inform the journalists about this. The Gripen Fighter Weapon School is an initiative from Saab in co-operation with the Gripen Air Forces user group.

Magnus Lewis-Olsson, President Saab South Africa
Photo: Peter Liander 

The Gripen Fighter Weapon School will hone the fighting skills of experienced Gripen pilots from all over the world. The custom built facilities on the southern tip of Africa will provide exceptional training with extensive airspace over mountain ranges, desserts and the Indian and Atlantic Ocean.

Read more about it on this link, the briefing can be downloaded via this link.

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Revealing the Raven AESA radar

2012-07-10

Revealing the Raven AESA radar
Photo: Peter Liander

The Gripen NG test aircraft is now flying with a SELEX Galileo Raven ES-05 AESA radar installed. Late Monday afternoon, international journalists at Farnborough got a unique opportunity to see and take pictures of the radar. This is the first time ever a Gripen radar has been shown in public.

 First time a Gripen radar has been shown in public.
Photo: Peter Liander

Many journalists took the chance to see the radar and were able to interview representatives from both Saab and SELEX Galileo.

Bob Mason from SELEX Galileo talks about the Raven ES-05 radar in the Gripen NG test aircraft
Bob Mason from SELEX Galileo talks about the Raven ES-05 radar in the Gripen NG test aircraft. Photo: Peter Liander

Raven ES-05 is a high performance Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fire control radar designed for the Saab Gripen NG multi role fighter and is a vital part of the Gripen next generation multi functional sensor system. The sensor suite includes active and passive sensors, integrated for central sensor command and sensor fusion. This will significantly increase the multirole capability and sensor performance against future threats and more complex scenarios.

 
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CEO Håkan Buskhe’s press briefing

2012-07-10

Saab has been exhibiting at Farnborough since the 60’s, and this was Håkan Buskhe’s second Farnborough fair.

CEO Håkan Buskhe’s press briefing
Photo: Peter Liander

During a well-attended press conference at the Saab chalet this morning Håkan Buskhe emphasized the importance of having a clear market focus, investing in research and development, profitable growth, performance and having a focused portfolio.

Håkan Buskhe also revealed a new project in South Africa – an advanced training centre for experienced fighter pilots initially from Gripen countries and its user air forces. Read the News from Saab about the project: Saab to invest in Gripen Fighter Weapon School in South Africa 

The Gripen Fighter Weapons School is an initiative from Saab in co-operation with the Gripen Air Forces user group, and it will hone the war fighting skills of experienced Gripen pilots from all over the world.

If you wish to have a copy of the presentation, check the download link here.

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Gripen NG flying with Raven ES-05 AESA radar

2012-07-09

The Gripen NG test aircraft is now flying with a SELEX Galileo Raven ES-05 AESA radar installed, following extensiv testing with an earlier AESA prototype.

News from Saab: Gripen NG flying with Raven ES-05 AESA radar

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Saab at Farnborough with Gripen and Saab 340 MSA

2012-07-09

Saab is participating at the Farnborough International Airshow with both the Gripen multi-role fighter and the new Saab 340 MSA (Maritime Security Aircraft). Gripen is flying in a daily air display. The Gripen NG test aircraft is shown on the static display.

The Gripen multi-role fighter and the new Saab 340 MSA
Photo: Peter Liander

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Saab 340 MSA makes its debut at Farnborough

2012-07-09

The new Saab 340 MSA (Maritime Security Aircraft) is being shown to the public for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow. The aircraft arrived at Farnborough at noon on Sunday, with Saab test pilot Magnus Fredriksson at the controls and in command of the crew of four. The flight time from Linköping in Sweden was 3 hours 20 minutes.

Saab 340 MSA - Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Photo: Peter Liander

The aircraft is capable of effectively monitoring large areas and is the key to maritime domain awareness. It will meet the world´s latest demands for maritime security and safety. Piracy, terrorism, smuggling, trafficking, oil pollution and other illegal activities are threats to economic growth, environment and society. The 340 MSA delivers the capability to safeguard territorial waters through the ability to rapidly respond to emerging maritime security threats.

At Farnborough, the aircraft is being shown on static display and there will be daily briefings in the aircraft about the system and its capabilities. The first briefing was made Monday morning for Aviation Week magazine.

Saab 340 MSA at Farnborough Airshow 
Photo: Peter Liander

The most visible difference between the 340 MSA and the regional airliner version is the radar mounted on the underside of the fuselage.

Read more: Saab unveils new surveillance aircraft

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9 July 2012 - 15 July 2012 Category Air, Commercial aeronautics
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