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The new Gripen E doesn't fly yet this year - Saab: the suspension of reason as a "strategic decision"

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Saab announced on Wednesday it would postpone the new Gripen E-a fighter jet the first flight of the year.

so far, the first flight is expected to happen already this year, such as Saab tentatively announced in may, the presentation of the machine conference in Linköping.

"we have a clear plan where to stage the first flight is flown, but still we do not disclose the exact date, otherwise than in 2017."

Saab said the moratorium does not mean a change in the first of the new gripen of the delivery schedule: the Swedish and Brazilian air force ordered aircraft deliveries will begin as planned in 2019.

the first flight of a postponement of the previously planned due to the company according to the fact that the Gripen E's systems tests are going better than anticipated.

"we Have decided to perform a full software qualification confirmation before the next flight instead, that we'd conduct the verification parts in, what is today's practice in the defense industry."

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