Saab begins production of 1st Gripen F for Brazilian Air Force

Saab has announced it has commenced production on the first two-seat Gripen F fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force, the company said.

The manufacture began with the jet´s air duct section, which is positioned behind the fighter´s cockpit.

The two-seat version of the fighter will have two modes: a training mode for the tuition of one crew member, and a mode in which the crew share the workload with different display settings.

Brazil has 28 single-seat Gripen Es on order with deliveries starting from 2021, and eight Gripen Fs with deliveries starting from 2023.