The First RTAF Gripen Fly!

Saturday 19 September 2009
First flight for Royal Thai Air Force Gripen

First flight for Royal Thai Air Force Gripen

Finally she flying. ^ ^

This is the first of the first batch of six RTAF Gripen ordered in 2008. The aircraft flown in Sweden and the roll-out ceremony is believe to be in 2009. The jet will remain in Sweden for training propose of Thai pilot who will depart for Sweden in summer 2009 and the jet will arrive in Thailand in January 2011.

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RTAF First Gripen In Production Line

Saturday 27 June 2009

Photo in AirForce Monthly has a clear Thai flag but this is also OK. ^ ^

It’s a two-seat Gripen. One of the six ordered in the first batch. The jet will be delivered in 2011, a year before a delivery of Saab 340 AEW&C and Saab 340 aircraft.

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Gripen Second Batch Row Along The Month!

Saturday 30 May 2009

Yes, there are only news news and news.

The most news publish outside Thailand said RTAF already abadon the plan to buy the second batch.

But the case is that it’s a bit of misunderstanding. In fact, the second batch is just to complete the overall project of 12 jets.

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Gripen Batch #2 Update

Wednesday 18 February 2009

As you know, Gripen procurement program was splited in to two batch for the financial reason. First batch, consists of 6 Gripens, 1 Saab 340 AEW&C, and 1 Saab 340, was ordered in Fed 2008.

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RTAF Gripen Officers Start Training In Sweden

Wednesday 18 February 2009
RTAF Gripen Officers Start Training In Sweden

RTAF Gripen Officers Start Training In Sweden

Thank Signatory for the news and Google Translate for Swedish-to-English Translation Tool.

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RTAF AEW&C: Air force to finally receive early warning eyes in the sky

Monday 26 May 2008

Specialised aircraft to be deployed in 2010

By Wassana Nanuam
It took a decade to fulfil its dream, but the air force is now set to equip its fleet with an airborne early warning (AEW) plane, although it will be a second-hand one. The first AEW aircraft built by Saab of Sweden will be deployed in 2010, about a year ahead of delivery of the first batch of Gripen C/D jets, according to an air force source.

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‘Wings of change’ – RTAF Chief Interview on Gripen Program

Thursday 20 March 2008

Royal Thai Air Force Commander-In-Chief ACM Chalit Phukphasuk gave the interviews to Bangkok Post about the Gripen program.

The news article also unveil the future of RTAF F-16 fleet.

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