Saab Flies First JAS 39E Gripen for Brazilian Air Force Saab’s first JAS 39E Gripen destined for the Brazilian Air Force, coded 39-6001/4100 and the fourth Gripen E to fly, was flown from the Swedish manufacturer’s facility at Linkoping, Sweden, on Aug. 26 by company test pilot Richard Ljungberg. The first of 36 aircraft to be ordered by Brazil, 39-6001 will be used as a test aircraft for the development program. More significantly, it is the first to fly with the AEL ...

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