Final Czech Gripens Delivered
The two dual seat aircraft are the final deliveries joining 12 single-seat version delivered from April 2005 onwards. The total of 14 aircraft are leased by the Czech Republic for a ten year period, after which they become property of the Czech Republic.
Czech Gripens have accumulated about 300 hours to date since the first aircraft arrived, and taken over the air defence task. The second class of Czech Air Force pilots have arrived in Sweden for their conversion training on the Gripen.