DEFENSE Saab hopes to fly its JAS 39E Gripen by the end of 2016 following rollout of the first of three single-seat test aircraft on May 17. Brazil will use two test aircraft, including one two-seat JAS 39F for which it leads development. Saab continues to offer the Gripen C/D as a lower-cost option. ​ MBDA is to develop the Spear mini-cruise missile to arm Lockheed Martin F-35s under a U.K. Defense Ministry contract for more than £400 million ($585 million) running to 2020. The ...


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