GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The electronic warfare (EW) system of the new JAS 39E Gripen fighter will feature active electronically scanned array (AESA) transmit-receive antennas based on gallium-nitride technology, Saab tells Aviation Week. This is the first announcement of a firm, funded program to use GaN-based AESAs in a self-protection EW system, following Saab’s disclosure on May 12 that it expects to deliver a GaN AESA radar in 2016, also ahead of any known competitor. (The U.S. ...

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