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South Africa: first Gripen arrived
Pretoria, South Africa - It will be deployed to test weapon systems and avionics while waiting for deliveries of all 28 fighters ordered through 2012
South Africa, as the first customer of the SAAB/BAe JAS-39 Gripen, took delivery of the first out of 28 English/Swedish-made 4th generation multirole light fighters (full availability of all the vehicles will be achieved by 2012). It deals with a twin seats version wich will be used for the next two years for testing activities intended to verify the full respondence of the vehicle to the African customer’s e...
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