SAAB Selected GE F414G Engine for New Gripen Variant
Two F414 Engines are currently being delivered for flight-test and customer demonstration evaluations planned for 2008-2010.
The F414G uses a similar architecture to the popular F414-GE-400 engine powering the F/A-18 Super Hornet, with minor changes to the alternator for added aircraft power, and modified Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) software for enhanced single-engine operation. The F414 engine is capable of producing more than 22,000 pounds (96 kN) of thrust.
The Demonstrator programme includes the development of a new test-flying platform, the Gripen Demo, which complements the successful Gripen C/D version currently being delivered to customers worldwide.