Saab Conducts Cold Climate Tests of Gripen E Fighter Jet

Saab has conducted cold climate tests for Gripen E multirole fighter aircraft in northern Sweden to examine its operation in adverse climates.

The tests were conducted in Vidsel Air Force Base (AFB) in Sweden as part of World Wide Climate campaign.

Operation of the aircraft was tested with regard to its maintenance, normal start-ups, flights, landings and braking on a naturally snow and ice-covered landing strip.

The tests were performed in extreme weather conditions in temperatures spanning from -20°C to -26°C.

Following the tests, the result and data received were recorded for further review.

Saab test aircraft coordinator Katarina Milososka said: “The result was above expectations and we got a lot of really valuable data to review.”

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Gripen E is scheduled to undergo hot climate tests to be conducted in Sweden. Hot and humid tests in Brazil will follow.

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