Eaton to provide ducting systems for Gripen NG aircraft

  • 04-May-2011 08:43 EDT

The Gripen NG, shown in demonstrator form, is a considerably enhanced version of the already proven and in-service Gripen C/D multirole fighter.

Saab selected Eaton Corp. to design complete ducting systems for the Gripen Next Generation (NG) fighter aircraft’s bleed air and environmental control systems. Components manufactured by Eaton for the Gripen Next Generation aircraft include pneumatic ducts, rigid and flexible joints, and V-band couplings. Ducting systems for the Gripen Next Generation fighter convey engine bleed air throughout the aircraft; the air provides cockpit pressurization, wing anti-icing, and avionics cooling.

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