Saab successfully completes flight test with IRST for Gripen E
[Johannesburg, 8 April 2014] -
Defence and security company Saab has successfully performed the first flight with the new sensor IRST (Infra Red Search and Track) which will feature in Gripen E, according to schedule. The IRST does not emit a signal and can, without revealing the aircraft's own position, silently detect, track and identify all types of targets."The first flight in the Gripen E test aircraft with IRST has been performed with very good results. Multiple targets were detected, tracked and identified, and the system works perfectly as expected. IRST is a new sensor on Gripen, which allows pilots to see great distances in several directions," says Saab's Wing Commander Flying Hans Einerth.The purpose of the test flight was to verify IRST functions and the integration onto the Gripen E aircraft. The integration and development work is progressing according to schedule.