Battle Damaged Gripens Could Use Additive Manufactured Parts

The additive manufactured part can be seen on the aircraft's aft fuselage below the vertical stabilizer.
Credit: Saab
Saab has flight tested an additive manufactured panel on its Gripen fighter to prove the potential of 3D printed components for urgent battle damage repair. The component is a hatch that covers part of the aircraft’s chaff-and-flare dispenser. It is positioned on the right-hand aft fuselage and was...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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