SPN Sweden has confirmed the return of a popular historical flight

19.08.2021, 14:09

The special partner nation of NATO Days in Ostrava &the Czech Air Force Days 2021 is Sweden, which will use this role to present the products of its defense industry. It will offer four dynamic demonstrations of current and historic aircraft from the Saab company, which will be complemented by ground force technology. After three years, the Tunnan, Draken and Viggen aircraft of the popular Swedish Historical Flight will also return.

The concept of a special partner nation was adopted in 2014 and since then it has become a very successful part of the NATO Days in Ostrava & the Czech Air Force Days, which significantly contributed to the development and enrichment of the event. Historically, Poland became the first partner country in 2014, thus underlining its extraordinary relationship with this event. A year later, Poland was followed by Sweden, which is now the first country to take on this role for the second time.

Change: EldE98 (IRIS-T SLS) display was cancelled (13th September.

"Sweden's decision to take on the role of special partner nation shows the strength of bilateral relations with the Czech Republic," said Zbyněk Pavlačík, Chairman of Jagello 2000. "As in 2015, Sweden conceived its presentation as a clash of past and present, which is well illustrated by the Swedish Historical Flight and the new EldE98 anti-aircraft system."

In addition to the Tunnan, Draken and Viggen aircraft, the latest member of this development series, the JAS-39 Gripen, which will appear in variants C and D on a dynamic and static demonstration, will perform its premiere dynamic demonstration.

The ground forces will present a self-propelled mortar GRKPBV90 Mjölner caliber 120 mm on the chassis of a CV-90 vehicle produced by BAE Systems AB. Another novelty is the EldE98 air defense system (IRIS-T SLS), which entered the service in the spring 2020.

Thanks to the participation of the Swedish Historical Flight, visitors can look forward to the introduction of the entire development line of Saab jet fighters. Flygande Tunnan, or "Flying Barrel", is the designation for Saab's first Swedish jet manufactured after 1950. The last J29F Tunnan was decommissioned in 1967. After that, Saab began production of the SK 35C Draken, a supersonic fighter. Probably the youngest veteran is the single-seat multi-purpose fighter AJS37 Viggen, which was decommissioned by the Swedish army in 2005, when it was replaced by the existing Gripen.

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