The new Saab-made Swedish JAS 39 Gripen-E is a real hot rod among Fighter Jets. Although not really a 5th Generation fighter, it may have nevertheless outclassed the trusty U.S.-made F-16 VIPER!
Disregard the cover photo, because that’s not this new fighter, just a racy photograph that attracts one’s attention. something the fighter itself can quickly do of its own accord. Thanks to the Military News Channel on YouTube, we get to see this new fighting machine in action.
Developed in close association with the French, this new multi-role jet is not just extremely maneuverable but is loaded with multiple weapons systems and advanced software, including AI, yet doesn’t need long prepared runways (the few located in Sweden might be quickly rendered history were a conflict to break out with neighboring Russia). Solution? It can take off on relatively short straight stretches of Swedish highway, of which there are thousands of such locations available. Furthermore, the airplane is relatively inexpensive to both build and operate. Without further ado, here are ten minutes of the ship’s features for you to decide.
Simply click on the below image to see this video, and then click on the Full-Screen icon in the lower right to see it full-screen and high resolution. You do NOT have to watch it on YouTube.