Air International 2020-05
B.Ruden - Embracing Darkness
A technician checks the belly of JAS 39C serial 39230, which is sitting fully armed at its Ronneby base, ready for a night mission.
Serial 39281 is prepared for the next sortie. Note the specially painted drop tank.
The technician in charge of this Gripen is using red light sticks to indicate the spot where the pilot should stop the aircraft.
End of the shift. A technician parks Gripen serial 39273 in the hangar for the night.
Gripen C serial 32281 returns to the Ronneby flight line following a sortie.
Lt Col Krznaric explained that the NVGs are useful both during beyond-visual-range combat and when flying close air support.