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Saab Countermeasures System Makes 1st Flight On F-18

June 11 2012


The Finnish air force has completed the first flight with a Saab countermeasures system on the U.S.-made F-18 Hornet, reports the Swedish defense firm that developed the system.

The integration of the BOL countermeasures dispenser on the F-18 is part of Finland's Hornet mid-life upgrade 2 (MLU2) program, said officials.

Saab was awarded the contract for production and integration in September 2009, according to a company release.

According to Saab, its system protects...

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