Military pilots from Ukraine successfully completed familiarization training on Swedish fighters The Minister of Defense of Sweden does not rule out sending the JAS Gripen to the Air Force of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. , according to the report I received from the armed forces, the training went well,'' the head of the ministry said. personnel.
"As we said earlier, we do not rule out sending "gripens" Ukraine. The training experience should now form the basis of the current work on clarifying the conditions for this,” Yunson added.
Sweden's Gripen fighter aircraft fleet has up to a hundred machines.
Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a multi-role fighter of the fourth generation, developed by the Swedish company Saab AB. It was created in 1979 and made its first flight in 1988. The fighter was exported to various countries, such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, South Africa, Thailand and Brazil. “Grapes” took part in an international military operation in Libya, where they performed patrolling and reconnaissance tasks. Maximum speed at high altitude – 2130 km/h, at sea level – 1225 km/h. Combat radius – 700 km (with a load of 2000 kg). “Gripen” equipped with a 1×27-mm Mauser BK-27 cannon with 120 rounds of ammunition.
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