LONDON—Sweden’s Saab has conducted the first missile firing from the prototype Gripen E. The first flight test aircraft, 39-8 unleashed an IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missile over the Vidsel weapons range earlier in October, Saab announced on Oct. 26. The aircraft has also jettisoned an external fuel tank as flight trials continue to open the flight envelope of the new aircraft. The tests follow initial trials with the RUAG-made underwing weapon pylons the company revealed ...


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