Swedish rival MiG-35 tested cold


The promising Swedish light fighter JAS-39E Gripen successfully passed the cold test this winter. Checking the operation of the onboard systems and engines of the "competitor" of our MiG-35 was carried out at an air temperature of -20 to -26 degrees Celsius.


During testing, a combat aircraft made several flights at low temperatures, landing with braking on an icy runway. In addition, the engine was tested after “freezing” - long-term aircraft downtime (several days) without starting and warming up the power plants.

Recall that the family of JAS-39 Gripen fighters was adopted by Sweden in 1997. The promising Gripen E was developed based on the Gripen NG demonstrator, which was created to assess the modernization potential of a combat aircraft.

The new version of the light class fighter equipped with advanced American engines F414G. Like the Russian MiG-35, the aircraft received increased fuel tanks and the ability to carry a larger (compared to the previous model) combat load.

It is worth noting that a promising Swedish fighter will be able to cruise a supersonic flight without using the afterburner mode. Moreover, its duration is limited only by the amount of fuel in the tanks.

Among other things, it is known that Gripen E received updated communications equipment, an infrared search and tracking system and protection, which includes a warning about the approach of a rocket and radar exposure.
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  1. 123 Offline
    123 (123) April 8 2020 21: 56
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    Cold test?

    at air temperatures from -20 to -26 degrees Celsius.

    Swedes do it for the tropics?
    What seems to me that there is some inaccuracy in this news. no
  2. Rus Offline
    Rus April 8 2020 23: 47
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    Is it, like, that they can operate on the territory of the Russian Federation? It is unlikely that the S-300 are.
  3. Smirnoff Offline
    Smirnoff (Victor) April 9 2020 11: 16
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    The Swedish lightweight is not a competitor to our POWERFUL weapons and high-speed MiG-35.
    The Swedes decided to put their lightweight against our SUPER-DRAW.
    This is to what REDUCTION the Americans brought the Swedes.
    This is an American inadequate Swedes.