Czech Air Force Gripen Fleet Completes MS20 Upgrade Giving Enhanced Operational Capabilities
The MS20 upgrade brings a number of improvements. The upgrade greatly enhances Gripen’s ability to engage ground targets by incorporating unguided and laser-guided bombs into the aircraft payload and the air-to-air capability is enhanced by introduction of new radar modes. Another key element will be the integration of the targeting electro-optical pod Litening III, which will be used not only for guiding missiles and bombs, but also in aerial reconnaissance and combat. The upgrade also implements the Alliance datalink – Link 16 – as well as cryptomodules for covert communication. “We are very pleased with the success of this capability upgrade. We are honoured to have a long-term partner in the Czech Air Force,” says Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab business area Aeronautics.
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