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A new Gripen fighter can be seen in Brasilia flying in formation with an F-5

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A video posted on social networks this Saturday October 17th shows that the new and first Brazilian fighter SAAB F-39E Gripen in Brasilia in formation with an F-5, the current vector of the Brazilian Air Force ( FAB) that was seen is being replaced by the modern jet.

In the video you saw above, you can see the distinctive silhouette of the Gripen, which features delta wings like the old Dassault Mirage that were already part of the FAB arsenal, as well as the two support surfaces in the front part of the fuselage that define the configuration called “Cannard” of the Swedish fighter.

Although the new Brazilian jet is stationed in Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto (SP) unit, where flight tests of the model development are carried out in collaboration with the Brazilian manufacturer with SAAB, the Gripen will be officially unveiled next Friday, October 23, Aviator Day, at a Event in the federal capital.

Therefore, the sight of the F-39E flying as the wing of the F-5 in Brasília may be related to the arrival and preparation of both for the event’s exhibitions.

In addition to Brasilia, Gripen was recently spotted by the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Pirassununga (SP), the home of the Smoke Squadron (which will also appear on the 23rd) and the place where training begins on Flight of Air Force pilots.

The first example of the new FAB jet arrived in Brazil on September 20th on a ship that landed in the port of Navegantes (SC). From there, the land transport to the airport of the same location followed that it was prepared for flight and took off on September 24 at the first takeoff in the history of Gripen NG in the country.

Read the article below or click here to watch the FAB released video with aerial photos of the first flight.

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