Thailand Buying JAS-39 Gripens, AWACS

RTAF Gripens
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April 5/13: Delivery. Sweden’s FMV announces that it has begun delivering Thailand’s 2nd set of fighters, after conveying the 2nd order’s S340 AEW&C plane and RBS-15F missiles. Fighters # 6 – 8 have now been delivered to the Royal Thai Air Force, with stopovers along the way in Hungary, Greece, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and India.

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Gripen & S-1000/S340(click to view full) It’s a small, agile fighter that can take off and land on highways, while carrying the latest technologies and weapons. It does very well against NATO’s best aircraft in exercises, comes with a reasonable price tag, and is built for low lifetime operating costs. Unfortunately, in a world where […]

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