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July 2007 edition

Gripen innovations will feed into UAVs and civil aircraft

A partnership of aerospace companies and SAAB is pushing forward a development and financing program that will impact on the design and manufacture of aircraft “well beyond 2040,” according to John Lehander, md Gripen International.

Advances made through the new Gripen demonstrator program, designed to test the viability of future technologies, will be channelled into fighter aircraft performance and capabilities. But Owe Wagermark, communications director Gripen International (Saab), says: “The advances will feed through into UAV development and operations and will doubtless have an impact on civilian aircraft as well.”

Gripen is described as the first of the new generation, multi-role com....

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