Saab Gripen vs F-15E Strike Eagle

Saab JAS-39 Gripen vs F-15E Strike Eagle Comparison

Gripen infographicF-15E Strike Eagle

Gripen vs F-15 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - GRIPENPER HOUR - F-15E

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY SAAB JAS 39 GRIPEN F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
BVR Rating 81% 88%
Armament 8.0/10 8.0/10
Technology 8.0/10 9.0/10
Avionics 7.9/10 9.0/10
Maneuverability 9.0/10 8.2/10
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 55k ft/min max. 254 m/s – 50k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.02 1.07
Service Ceiling 16 km – 50k ft 18 km – 60k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.50 Mach
Fuel Economy 1.06 km/l – 2.49 NM/gallon 0.45 km/l – 1.07 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 45.000.000 USD 135.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor AIM-120 AMRAAM
AAM origin NATO USA
Year in 2013 in 1997
Range (mile) 62 45
Range (km) 100 75
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Radar Raven ES-05 APG-82 RMP
Radar overall rating very good excellent
BVR Technology 80% 88%
BVR Def. Tech. 79% 83%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-1.5 1.5-3.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
Cannon Mauser BK-27 M61A1 Vulcan
Caliber (mm) 27 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 1700 rpm 6000 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 1050 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 30% 20%
Maneuverability 9.0 8,2
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1.02 1,07
AAM (first) MBDA MICA AIM-7 Sparrow
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) IRIS-T IRIS-T
Operational range 0.5 – 30 km 0.5 – 30 km
Dogfight Rating 74% 64%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
Length 14.10 m – 46 ft 3 in 19.4 m – 63.8 ft
Wingspan 8.40 m – 27 ft 7 in 13.05 m – 43 ft 0 in
Wing area 30.1 m² (325 sq ft) 56.5 m² – 610 sq ft
Height 4.50 m – 14 ft 9 in 5.6 m – 18.5 ft
Weight 6,800 kg – 12,6k lb 14,300 kg – 31,2k lb
Power 1 x 80 kN – 18k lbf 2 x 129 kN 32k lbf