- Apr 29, 2012
- Reaction score
- On an island. Not that one!
- Political Leaning
Popped up in my news feed this morning. Anyone have more info on this?
Sweden says it built a Russian fighter jet killer
- Sweden's air force says its Gripen E fighter jets are designed to kill Russia's fearsome Sukhoi fighter jets, and that they have a "black belt" in that type of combat.
- The Gripen E can't carry the most weapons and has no real stealth. And it isn't the longest-range, fastest, or even cheapest jet. But it has a massive and respected electronic-warfare capability.
- The Gripen E is Sweden's cheap solution to killing Russia's fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles, and Russia probably can't do much about it.
- Sweden is too small really to optimize your counter-electronic warfare capabilities against
- Additionally, the Gripen E can fire almost any missile made in the US or Europe.