Brazil’s Gripen E/Fs to be operational from the get-go
Reuben F Johnson, Linkoping – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly
11 May 2017
The first Saab Gripen E/F fighters received into Brazilian Air Force (FAB) service will have an initial operational capability (IOC) from the outset, according to Brigadier General Marcio Bruno Bonotto, commander of the FAB’s procurement command (COPAC).
Speaking during a set of briefings on Gripen export activities at Saab’s aeronautics division in Linkoping on 9 May, Brig Gen Bonotto said “the first Gripen aircraft that we will receive in 2021 will be IOC from Day One”, adding that the FAB’s Gripen fleet will comprise “operational aircraft and there will not be any ‘Independence Day’ aeroplanes that are just for parades”.
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