Gripen Demo flies in Switzerland
Next week the Gripen Demo aircraft will make its debut in the Swiss alps during the Axalp flight demonstration by the Swiss Air Force.
Wednesday morning the aircraft arrived in Switzerland after a non-stop flight from Linköping in Sweden.
Gripen will stay in Switzerland from 3-12 October and it will be based at Emmen Airbase. The two-seater test aircraft will be flown by Swiss pilots from armasuisse and from the Swiss Air Force, with a Saab test pilot in the back seat.
In addition to the Axalp flight demonstrations, the programme for next week will include a presentation of the aircraft on 9 October to the Swiss Defence Committees, both in the air and on the ground.
“It is an honour for us to have been invited to participate in this high-profile event and to have the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the next generation Gripen to the Swiss Defence Forces as well as to the people in Switzerland”, says Richard Smith, Campaign Director Gripen Switzerland, Saab.