Swiss air force begins Gripen tests

From: Flight Image of the Day

Recently added to Saab’s website is this picture of Swiss air force pilots perform test flights with Saab Gripen E/F test aircraft. On 30 November last year the Federal Council selected Gripen E/F as the preferred candidate to replace the Swiss service’s ageing fleet of Northrop F-5E/F Tigers. This example is piloted by Lt Col Fabio Antognini, together with Richard Ljungberg Saab chief test pilot.


Credit: Saab