Making The Gripen Environment Friendly

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  1. rahulranjan

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    ​ Making The Gripen Environment Friendly

    FMV (the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) has been commissioned to work with the Air Force Research Laboratory in the United States to develop a bio-based fuel for the Gripen, says Sweden’s Defence Minister Karin Enstrom, in a report in NyTeknik.

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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    A waste of money and resources and an unnecessary risk to aircraft and pilots, in my opinion. Forces opposing us don't do such silly things.
     
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    Haha. It seems they will go for the GE F-414 engine made for biofuel.

    GE powers ‘Green Hornet’ fighter in biofuel flight | GE Reports

    While this news makes the civilians happy. The defence contractors can fund this without issues and criticism from the civilians while the real objective is to save on fuel costs while reducing the aircraft's SFC and hence increasing range.
     
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