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Sweden hits more Meteor milestones

04 July 2013

Saab and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) have conducted two Meteor beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile test firings as part of the Gripen integration and qualification programme for the Swedish Air Force (SwAF), it was announced on 1 July.

These were the first ever launches of a full production standard Meteor following MBDA's completion of the missile's development programme late last year. Sweden plans to declare the Meteor operational on the JAS 39 Gripen C/D in 2015 as part of the aircraft's next mission software standard, known as MS20.

In a testament to the reliability of the aircraft and confidence in the missile, the launches were carried out on consecutive days in the far north of Sweden.



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