Technology Boosts Western Air-to-Air Missile Supremacy

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Since its introduction on the Gripen, the MBDA Meteor is now operational on the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Dassault Rafale. Integration for the F-35 is ongoing.
Credit: Stefan Kalm/Saab
When then-Swedish Air Force chief Mats Helgesson declared the MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile in service in 2016, he hailed the weapon as a “game changer” for the country’s Saab Gripen fighter fleet. It meant that the Gripen now had a weapon the Swedish Air Force knew would...

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