EW suite for Gripen

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

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(2000), "EW suite for Gripen", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2000.12772bab.047

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


EW suite for Gripen

EW suite for Gripen

Keywords: Ericsson, Saab, Sweden, Military, War

Ericsson Saab Avionics has received an order from Saab AB in Linko«ping for an electronic warfare suite, EWS 39, for the Swedish Air Force JAS 39 Gripen. The order is valued at 1.2 billion kronor (US$142 million).

The system represents the second generation of EW suites for Gripen and is basically the same version as the one offered to the overseas market.

The EWS 39 plays a decisive role in the aircraft's ability to operate in areas with hostile aircraft and AAA units. Accordingly, the system includes means to discover threats from radar, analyze the signals, validate them against known date, present the threats to the pilot and take proper counteractions. These counteractions include, for instance, electronic jamming against radar and radar-guided missiles, flares against IR-guided missiles and chaff against radar and radar-guided missiles.

Ericsson Saab Avionics is responsible for the overall system design and the electronic jammer.

CelsiusTech Electronics is responsible for the Radar Warning Receiver, RWR. In addition, CelsiusTech Electronics delivers the chaff and flare dispenser.

Saab is responsible for the system integration in the aircraft.