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Aaarff.... I stand corrected. Thanks.
(edited the original post to include the correction).
 
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Saab annouced on Aug. 28 that it is developing a new decoy missile system, the Lightweight Air-launched Decoy Missile, as part of Gripen’s E/F Electronic Warfare capability.
The company will offer the missile together with the new Electronic Attack Jammer Pod for Finland’s HX fighter procurement program.

It also revealed that the missile has a stand-in jammer that can jam or create false targets for acquisition, tracking, fire control and airborne radars.


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One minor question, what's with the flight of three aircraft? Is that a thing now?
 
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Basically PR by a government whose existence has been hanging by a fraying thread for sometime now. As to why three aircraft, I'd suspect availability issues not necessarily related to the aircraft itself.
 

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From the link to the YouTube video posted above :-

"It was a "Missing Man" formation (you see number 3 is missing), of Hungarian Air Force, in tribute to the funeral of the last Hungarian WW2 fighter pilot, who died this year."

A further link HERE :-


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From the link to the YouTube video posted above :-

"It was a "Missing Man" formation (you see number 3 is missing), of Hungarian Air Force, in tribute to the funeral of the last Hungarian WW2 fighter pilot, who died this year."

A further link HERE :-


cheers,
Robin.

Indeed, I didn't read the comments. Here you can see it was actually 3 single seaters.

What I had in mind is the 20 August (national holiday) flyby, which they seem to do regularly. 2018, 2019, with single seaters only and mixed formations.
 

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I do think so. Given that both share the same engine, it won't make much difference for them if you start counting all the cost that you would have with adding yet another platform b/w the two (trainee formation, stock of parts...).
They are probably better keeping their old twin seat Gripen until those are too old to be deemed safe and economical. And then only order the T-7 at the best price money can buy on this program (meanwhile 300+ would have been produced for the USAF, 100 for the US Navy (perhaps!) plus all the export models).
 
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