Category Archives: in English

And Fly she did. SAAB’s Jas Gripen E has performet her maidenflight.

So one can now state that all HX competing planes are airworthy. There has been some concerns about Gripens ability to meet the HX deadlines. But it seems SAAB is keeping her on track. SAAB press release about the flight. … Continue reading

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Quick recap of the Seinäjoki Airshow 2017

Seinäjoki Air Show in June 2017 was an excellent opportunity to see even more HX program planes at the same time and place. Eurofighter Typhoon the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and SAAB Gripen were all there. First of all I … Continue reading

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The HX-program the “combat proven” consept

Being “Combat proven” used to mean a whole lot, but like all good consepts, it has suffered from inflation. In 1950’ies era planes, MiG-15s and Sabres it meant quite a lot as it did with MiG-21s and Phantoms. They did, … Continue reading

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Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017

I was fortunate enough to be allowed into media day in Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017 in May 23rd. We could see the participants taking off and flying towards the training grounds and post a few questions for members of different … Continue reading

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The Police reserve and “unidentifiable military troops”

Finnish “Aluevalvonta laki”, Area control law ja “Rikoslaki”, criminal law, have been out of date. There has been a hole of a size of a “little green man” in these laws. Cabinet will be giving proposal that should plug this … Continue reading

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News about Grendel

After Yesterdays post, I looked what is going on on the 6,5mm Grendel page. Noticed that Serbian Army has, supposedly, chosen it as their new catridge. I haven’t found a confirmation though. I’ll be on it though. Repost 24.4.2017. So … Continue reading

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Some reasons why F-35A cannot be the sole fighterplatform of FAF

The United States Air Force has declared that the F-35 fighter “needs support from other aerial platforms” to be able to wage war in nowadays and future conflict. This means that F-35 cannot wage war all by its lonesome. How … Continue reading

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