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Jas 39E kommer med sin nya större motor inte bara att kunna flyga fortare, utan även ta mer last vilket har varit en av de största begränsningarna med de gamla flygplanen.

Den något större kroppen rymmer också mer bränsle, vilket ökar räckvidd och uthållighet.

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The new jet is designed to carry more weapons further, and to track multiple threats using the latest type of radar.

We can make an attractive offer that would suit the Indians with their Make in India concept,' Saab aeronautics head Ulf Nilsson said in an interview.

At on Thursday June 15, Gripen E took off on its maiden flight, flown by a Saab test pilot.

During the flight, the aircraft carried out a number of actions to demonstrate various test criteria including the retracting and extending of the landing gear.

Here are photos from Saab of that flight: Sweden and Brazil have purchase the Gripen E.

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