- Sep 13, 2010
Is a refined intlet for Mk1A confirmed? Will Mk1A have higher top speed then?It will match Gripen C/D in payload. It will be near Gripen in range but it will not be able to supercruise because of aerodynamic issues and inlet design issues. Both are planned to be addressed in Mk1A to a large extent. I am looking forward to a weight reduction of atleast 500 kg in Mk1A.
Wouldn't this require them modifying a PV (the airframes they are using to test pretty much all MK1A updates)?
This is a pretty big change so they can't go straight into production without having real world data which requires a test aircraft