Saab JAS 39 Gripen General Specifications.

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen could be a single engine lightweight multirole aeroplane manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It’s excellent for all weather. This multirole combat craft, designed for air to air and air to onset superiority missions. it had been designed to exchange the Saab thirty five Draken and thirty seven Viggen within the Swedish Air Force. The Gripen may kickoff and land in less than 600m (2000ft)

Saab JAS 39 Gripen
Role Fighter, Attack, reconnaissance Aircraft
Top speed Mach 2 at high-altitude, while the speed at low -altitude is 1,400km/h
Range 3,250 km
Crew 1 JAS 39C / 2 JAS 39D
Length 15.2m
Wingspan 8.6m
Height 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Wing area 30 m2 (320 sq ft)
Empty weight 6,800 kg (14,991 lb)
Max. takeoff weight 16,500kg
Engine type Turbofan
Manufacture Saab Group AB, BAE systems
Unit cost $30-60M USD
Program cost US$13.54 billion (2006)
Number built Approx. 298
First flight 9 December 1988
Produced 1987-Present
Introduction 9 June 1996
Status In service
Primary user Swedish Air force, South African Air force, Czech Air force, Hungarian Air force
Ferry Range 3,200 km (2,000 mi, 1,700 nmi)
Combat Radius 800 km (500 mi, 430 nmi)
Wing Loading 283 kg/m2 (58 lb/sq ft)
Thrust/weight 0.97
Design load factor +9 -3
National Origin Sweden
Powerplant 1 × Volvo RM12 afterburner turbofan engine, 54 kN (12,000 lbf) thrust dry, 80.5 kN (18,100 lbf) with afterburner


Guns 1 × 27 mm Mauser BK-27 revolver cannon with 120 rounds (single-seat models only)
Hardpoints 8 – one dedicated for FLIR / ECM / LD / Reconn pod. Two hardpoints under the fuselage, two under and one on the tip of each wing. with a capacity of 5 300 kg (11 700 lb),with provisions to carry combinations of Rockets: 4 × rocket pods, 13.5 cm rockets


6 × AIM-9 Sidewinder (Rb.74) or IRIS-T (Rb 98) or A-Darter
4 × AIM-120 AMRAAM (Rb.99) or MBDA MICA
4 × Metero
4 × AGM-65 Maverick (Rb.75)
2 × KEPD.350
2 × Rbs. 15F anti-ship missile


4 × GBU-12 Paveway 2 laser-guided bomb
2 × Bk.90 cluster bomb
8 × Mark 82 bombs


Radar: PS-05/A Pulse-Doppler

Saab Gripen 39 E/F


Radar: PS-05/A Pulse-Doppler
Selex ES-05 Raven AESA radar
Saab air-to-air IRST system
Air-to-air and air-to-surface tactical data link system

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