Swedish Air Force

Video features former Viggen pilot explaining how JA-37 fighter jocks could achieve radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes

Video features former Viggen pilot explaining how JA-37 fighter jocks could achieve radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes

JA-37 Viggen fighter jocks achieving radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes The interesting video in this post… Read More

23 hours ago

Lockheed Martin offers C-130J-30 Super Hercules to the Swedish Air Force

C-130J-30 Super Hercules for the Swedish Air Force Lockheed Martin and the Swedish company MilDef International AB announced a memorandum… Read More

3 weeks ago

The story of the Su-15 that crashed after it tried to follow a SH 37 Viggen reconnaissance aircraft performing aerobatic manoeuvres at low altitude to shake off the Flagon

The Su-15 Flagon In the late 1950s, the Sukhoi Design Bureau, already an established fighter maker, started work on a… Read More

7 months ago

Swedish Air Force member tells the story of when a JA-37 Viggen did a fly-by at an altitude of two meters and injured eight people on the ground

The JA-37 Viggen threw people to the ground with the down-wash, and scorched them with the jet blast of the… Read More

1 year ago

Saab conducted Successful Meteor Live Firing with Gripen E

Saab recently conducted the first test firing with the advanced Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile on Gripen E with… Read More

1 year ago

B-52 strategic bombers on their way to UK conduct joint exercise with Norwegian F-35s and Swedish Gripens

One of the B-52s conducted training with the Norwegian Army at the Setermoen firing range. Four American B-52s recently left… Read More

2 years ago

JA-37 Viggen pilot explains how he was able to carry out the first successful Swedish Air Force intercept of an SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane over the Baltic

‘I simulated missile launches – the closing velocity was very high, between Mach 4.5 and 5.0; the SR-71 was flying… Read More

2 years ago

In 1985 an SH 37 Viggen in reconnaissance mission performed aerobatic manoeuvres at low altitude to shake off two Soviet Su-15s. One of the Flagons crashed.

Royal Swedish Air Force commander Lt.-Gen. Sven-Olof Olson officially expressed his regret about the incident. However, the Soviet Union did… Read More

2 years ago

Thanks to its unique thrust reverser the Saab 37 Viggen could land, come to a full stop, perform a Y-turn on the runway and take off in the opposite direction

To keep the Saab 37 Viggen landing distance short Saab developed a thrust-reverser integrated with the rear fuselage, still the… Read More

3 years ago

That time a JA-37 Viggen performed a fly-by at an altitude of two meters and injured eight people on the ground

On Jun. 20, 2002 a Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force) Saab JA-37 was involved in an unusual accident. On Jun. 20,… Read More

4 years ago

Swedish Air Force to use Gripen C/D fighter jets as advanced trainer aircraft

The Swedish Air Force will take steps to replace the aged Saab 105 (Sk 60) that Stockholm has employed for… Read More

4 years ago

Former Swedish Air Force Flight Engineer explains how the Saab Gripen can Dogfight and Win Against (Almost) Any Dissimilar Aircraft

‘Gripen first participated in Red Flag 2006 with the Gripen A. It was assigned to the red team. It scored… Read More

4 years ago

Short Movie shows Swedish JA-37 Viggen Fighter Jet Achieving Radar Lock On SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane

The SR-71’s awesome performance capabilities provided a unique opportunity for Swedish fighter controllers and JA-37 fighter pilots to evaluate various… Read More

4 years ago

Saab Test-Flies First Series-Production Gripen E (With Cool Retro Splinter Camo) for Sweden

On Dec. 3, 2019 Saab announced that the company has flown the first series-production Gripen E (code 6002) aircraft for… Read More

4 years ago

Footage Shows the Iconic J 35J Draken (and its Beautiful, Unusual Silhouette) “Spitting Flames” while Performing at Airpower 2019 Airshow

What makes this clip unique is the gorgeous, non-standard double-delta silhouette of the J 35J Draken which stands out in… Read More

4 years ago

Watch the iconic SK 37E Viggen Landing, Reversing, and Taking Off in the Opposite Direction while Performing at Zigermeet 2019 Airshow

What makes this clip unique is that at 06:31 the SK 37E lands, reverses, and takes off in the opposite direction.… Read More

5 years ago