Air International 1983-09
B.Burns - Advanced Fighter Design
A quadruplex digital full-time fly-by-wire (FBW) system designed to production airworthiness standards is being flight-tested in this Jaguar demonstrator, XX765.
The Saab-Scania JAS 39 Gripen is one of several contemporary fighter designs to feature a canard layout, well displayed in this composite illustration of models.
This model of the Dassault-Breguet ACX was displayed at the Paris Air Show earlier this year, together with a full-scale mock-up. The ACX is intended as a technology demonstrator leading to production of the ACT and ACM for the Armee de l'Air and Aeronavale respectively.
The British Aerospace ACA was also displayed at Paris as a full-scale mock-up.