Footage first F-39E Gripen fighter, purchased by the Brazilian Air Force from the Swedish company SAAB, arrived in the port city of Itajai (Santa Catarina, Brazil).
The aircraft is expected to proceed to the joint facilities of Saab and Embraer in Gaviao Peixoto, where it will continue its flight test program.
Brazil ordered 36 aircraft, 28 of which were single-seat and eight-seat models. The 1st Air Defense Group (1st GDA), based in Anápolis will be the first Brazilian squadron to fly with the new fighter jet.
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. It is powered by the Volvo RM12, and has a top speed of Mach 2. Later aircraft are modified for NATO interoperability standards and to undertake air to air refuelling.