|Lift type||Fixed wing|
|Final assembly||Linkoping City|
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Single turbofan multirole fighter with 3 variants in productions. JAS 30 Gripen E has a larger fuselage, more powerful engine, increased weapons payload, new cockpit and improved avionics compared to C.
60% of the airframe is aluminium, 6% titanium, 5% other metals. The remaining 29% are mostly composite materials including the wing boxes, canards, fin, major doors and hatches and are manufactured by Saab.
Aircraft is powered by centrally located single turbofan engine. Tail fin is sweptback and mounted with antennas and positioned over exhaust port. Delta wings are mounted midway on fuselage with square tips for missile rails. Pair of canards aft of wing can move independently. This relaxed stability design, coupled with digital fly-by-wire controls maximises manoeuvrability of aircraft.
A/C/E variants seat a single pilot in a moderately high positioned cockpit with single panel windscreen with hinged canopy. B/D/F are two seater variants with extended cockpit canopy and second pilot seated behind the first. Pilots in JAC 39 Gripen C face 3 full colour multi-function displays and head-up display. E and F variants face single, full colour, wide area, touchscreen display and head up display. BAE Cobra helmet mounted display are offered as an option. In all variants pilots face a centrally mounted Hands On Throttle-And-Stick (HOTAS) controlling the displays and weapon systems.
|Variant||Launch/First flight||Production end|
|Saab JAS 39A||1982 / 1988||2002||Single-seater baseline variant.|
|Saab JAS 39B||1994 / 1996||2002||Two-seater baseline variant.|
|Saab JAS 39C/D||2002 / 2004||Upgraded single-seater/two-seater variants, JAS 39C has in-flight refuelling capability.|
|Saab JAS 39E/F||2015 / 2017||Improved single-seater/two-seater variants, JAS 39F devloped from JAS 39E.|
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|Materials||Coatings (1) Composites (1) Non-metal Materials (1)|
|Components||Actuation (1) Electrical Components (2) Electrical/Electronic Connectors (1) Fasteners (1) Lighting (2) Mechanical Components (1) Passive Electronic Components (1) Sensors, Transducers & Detectors (1) Structural Components (4) Valves (6)|
|Airframe Systems||Airframe Assemblies (6) Cabin Interiors (1) Crew Seating (1) Environmental Systems (1) Fluid Power (2) Landing Assemblies (5) Weapons Systems (3)|
|Avionics||Avionic Components (1) Communications (Airborne) (3) Flight and Data Management (1) Indicators and Instruments (5)|
|Power Systems||Auxiliary Power (2) Electrical Power Systems (2) Engine Components (4) Engines (2) Fuel Systems (1) Power Transmission (2)|
|Production||Handling Equipment (1) Manufacturing Services (1) Metal Removing (1) Production Equipment (1) Technical Consultants (1) Tools (2)|
|Testing||Test Equipment (1)|