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Sweden’s Gripen fighter is, together with France’s Dassault Rafale, one of the few fighter aircraft developed unilaterally by a non-superpower. The Gripen E is the latest development of the plane that entered service in 1997 with the Swedish air force and has since been exported to four other countries, with more air forces expressing an interest in the relatively cheap fighter. And last week, the new Gripen E completed its first test flight. Keep it up Swedes.

Marcus Wandt, test pilot at Saab, says:

“We did it. It was indescribable. Magic.”