Gripen Has Unmatched Performance in India's Diverse Climate, Says Saab

Gripen Has Unmatched Performance in India's Diverse Climate, Says Saab


India's vast and diverse terrain presents extraordinary challenges for the Indian Air Force (IAF). From the scorching heat of the Thar Desert to the frigid peaks of Ladakh, the country's borders witness extreme weather patterns. This climatic diversity demands fighter aircraft that exhibit unwavering resilience – a quality embodied by the Saab Gripen.

Adapting to Extremes​

"India is a country that has both climate extremes. There is Ladakh, which has -15 degrees, and Thar, where temperatures go as high as 50 degrees. By design, Gripen functions seamlessly amid extreme cold or hot weather scenarios, making it an ideal choice for the Indian Air Force," explains Kent-Åke Molin, Sales and Marketing Director at Saab.

Let's first examine the challenges posed by India's frigid regions. Subzero temperatures can disrupt a fighter jet's aerodynamics due to ice formation and can hinder the performance of sensors and critical systems.

Saab's meticulous testing of the Gripen E, via its World Wide Climate campaign, ensures the jet's flawless operation in harsh winters. These rigorous tests involve detailed start-up protocols, safety checks, and in-depth evaluations of sensors, valves, and hydraulics.

Triumph over Heat​

The relentless heat of the Thar Desert presents its own set of obstacles. Critical aircraft components, particularly those related to power and electronics, become vulnerable to overheating and reduced efficiency.

With global deployment in mind, Saab engineers emphasized climate adaptability throughout the Gripen's design. The fighter's successful track record in tropical environments across the globe stands as proof.

Recent hot-weather flight tests in Brazil further reinforce its capabilities, demonstrating peak performance even in the most demanding conditions.

Conclusion​

The Saab Gripen exemplifies advanced aeronautical engineering, expressly designed to overcome the climatic extremes that shape India's landscape.

Its ability to operate in both the blistering heat and bitter cold makes it a formidable asset for the Indian Air Force, ensuring the nation's borders remain secure under any weather condition.
 
Saab is Throwing all its weights to win MRFA .But Single engine Multinational components & competitor for Tejas MK2 will throw it 4th list in all 6 Contenders in MRFA . Real Fight will b between Rafale & Typoon ollowed by other Fighter jets offered.
 
Saab is Throwing all its weights to win MRFA .But Single engine Multinational components & competitor for Tejas MK2 will throw it 4th list in all 6 Contenders in MRFA . Real Fight will b between Rafale & Typoon ollowed by other Fighter jets offered.
Eurofighter is not just feasible bcoz of having too many partners involved
 
SAAB weapons are highly under rated, perform lot better than probably many other weapon selling countries...
But SAAB will not win India contract due to pressure from washington.
 
SAAB weapons are highly under rated, perform lot better than probably many other weapon selling countries...
But SAAB will not win India contract due to pressure from washington.
Well yes they are very underrated but that is not why they won't win. India actually has a grudge against Saab for selling their erieeye Awac system top pakistan
 
Saab has lost this race. Much to their own faults. The Indian Government is highly distrustful of Saab Aerospace after it refused to sell Viggens due to US pressure which was supposed to be acquired in large numbers.

Now with Tejas Mk2 conceptualized and 2 engine fighters being considered MRFA its unlikely Saab will win
 
Saab has lost this race. Much to their own faults. The Indian Government is highly distrustful of Saab Aerospace after it refused to sell Viggens due to US pressure which was supposed to be acquired in large numbers.

Now with Tejas Mk2 conceptualized and 2 engine fighters being considered MRFA its unlikely Saab will win
Yes. US pressure stopped Viggen sales to IAF during Rajiv Ghandhi's regime... Saab can sell EriEye latest bestest ver. one to India soon!
 
F21; GripenE; all Russian fighter jets are tacitly rejected by IAF... If dey r smart they will push for F15EX's soon which would work out cheaper than Rafales...
 
Saab has lost this race. Much to their own faults. The Indian Government is highly distrustful of Saab Aerospace after it refused to sell Viggens due to US pressure which was supposed to be acquired in large numbers.

Now with Tejas Mk2 conceptualized and 2 engine fighters being considered MRFA its unlikely Saab will win
No, the Saab Viggen was only a prospective purchase. Rajiv Ghandi had received kickbacks from Saab, and was vigorously campaigning for the Viggen's purchase when the IAF was not in favour of the type. In any case, the US refused an export license for the Viggen's engines, putting any potential procurement to rest and ensuring money didn't flow into Ghandi's pockets.
 
Well yes they are very underrated but that is not why they won't win. India actually has a grudge against Saab for selling their erieeye Awac system top pakistan
FRance also sold mirages to pak. These mirages were used during swift retort also.
Should India have grudge against France also then ?
 
FRance also sold mirages to pak. These mirages were used during swift retort also.
Should India have grudge against France also then ?
That was about four to four and a half decades years back. France refused to upgrade AGOSTA subs and has not till date supplied any weapons to Pakistan which can be used against India.
 
F21; GripenE; all Russian fighter jets are tacitly rejected by IAF... If dey r smart they will push for F15EX's soon which would work out cheaper than Rafales...
I am a big supporter of F 15 EX fighter jet. Unmatched speed and payload. And best part is it's operational history. Not a single plane lost in air combat.
But US should give India assurance on its spare part availability and future upgrade support along with weapons package.
Make in India along with local manufacturing of engines would encourage India for considering F15 EX. .
 
Saab is Throwing all its weights to win MRFA .But Single engine Multinational components & competitor for Tejas MK2 will throw it 4th list in all 6 Contenders in MRFA . Real Fight will b between Rafale & Typoon ollowed by other Fighter jets offered.
Single engine jet with low payload may not win, Gripen carries 1 ton less than even Tejas MK2 according to specs.

Every single day AFI is suggesting one of the MRFA contender in the list, started with Typhoon, Rafale, SU-57/SU-75, Yesterday SU-35, today Gripen, only jets left now are MIG-35, F15, F/A-18 and F21.
Gripen-E, is good, but if India selects this then Tejas-MK2 will loose it’s significance and future market share.
 
India should partner Japan in 6th gen aircraft. And focus on AMCA, F-414 engine with tot / Kaveri upgrade. Buy Rafale-M and if possible should go for Rafale F4. Also India should develop all islands into unsinkable aircraft carrier instead of highly vulnerable aircraft carrier. India's mony eating machinary in the name of defence R&D agencies should be blamed for poor progress. We should learn to reverse engineering if we want to compete our enemy.
 
That was about four to four and a half decades years back. France refused to upgrade AGOSTA subs and has not till date supplied any weapons to Pakistan which can be used against India.
They DID upgrade Porks Augustas with AIP already!!1
 
I am a big supporter of F 15 EX fighter jet. Unmatched speed and payload. And best part is it's operational history. Not a single plane lost in air combat.
But US should give India assurance on its spare part availability and future upgrade support along with weapons package.
Make in India along with local manufacturing of engines would encourage India for considering F15 EX. .
I don’t think IAF will fly F15 due to it’s redundancy with Super SU-30, so in theory only F21 has a chance if at all.
 

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