Six Gripens from customer operators fly together
Six Saab JAS 39 Gripens from all the customer nations flew together for the first, and probably only, time during the Aerospace Forum event that took place in Linköping, Sweden last week.
Gripen is operational in the Swedish, Czech, Hungarian, South African and Royal Thai Air Forces. The UK Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) operates Gripen as its advanced fast jet platform for test pilots worldwide. In November 2011 the Swiss Federal Council also selected Gripen as the preferred candidate to replace the F-5.