Sweden Funds METEOR missile Integration with the Gripen Fighter

The Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) has awarded the Saab group an order for the integration of the Meteor active radar-guided Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air/air missile with the Gripen fighter aircraft.

The four year program is worth about US$42 million (MSEK 312).Through the integration process Swedish Gripen C/D fighters will beequipped with two-way datalink, communicating between the aircraft andthe missile once it has been fired.

The Meteor missile will be tested to work with the fighter’s radar,avionics systems and displays. The order includes test flights and testfiring, as well as the integration of Meteor with support andmaintenance systems such as simulators and planning computers.

Gripen has been used since 2006 as the test aircraft for thedevelopment of Meteor. Multiple missiles have been fired from Gripen todate. This experience can now be utilised for a more cost-effectiveintegration of Meteor with the Swedish Armed Forces’ Gripen C/D.
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