Saab Gripen vs SU-35

Saab JAS 39 Gripen vs Sukhoi SU-35 Comparison

Gripen infographicSUKHOI SU-35 Infographic

Gripen vs SU-35 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - GRIPENPER HOUR - SU-35

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY SAAB JAS 39 GRIPEN SUKHOI SU-35
BVR Rating 81% 87%
Armament 8.0/10 8.4/10
Technology 8.0/10 8.2/10
Avionics 7.9/10 8.3/10
Maneuverability 9.0/10 9.9/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 55k ft/min max. 280 m/s – 55k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.02 1.21
Service Ceiling 16 km – 50k ft 18 km – 59k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.25 Mach
Fuel Economy 1.06 km/l – 2.49 NM/gallon 0.20 km/l – 0.46 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 45.000.000 USD 75.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN SUKHOI SU-35
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor AA-12 Adder (R77 Vympel)
AAM origin NATO Russia
Year in 2013 in 1998
Range (mile) 62 99
Range (km) 100 160
Speed (mph) 2640 2970
Speed (km/h) 4248 4779
Radar Raven ES-05 IRBIS-E
Radar overall rating very good excellent
BVR Technology 80% 87%
BVR Def. Tech. 79% 85%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-1.5 1.0-3.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN SUKHOI SU-35
Cannon Mauser BK-27 GSh-30-1
Caliber (mm) 27 mm 30 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 1700 rpm 1800 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 860 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 30% 10%
Maneuverability 9.0 9,9
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1.02 1,21
AAM (first) MBDA MICA AA-11 Archer
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.3 – 40 km
AAM (second) IRIS-T AA-8 Aphid
Operational range 0.5 – 30 km 0.1 – 8 km
Dogfight Rating 74% 95%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN SUKHOI SU-35
Length 14.10 m – 46 ft 3 in 21.9 m (72.9 ft)
Wingspan 8.40 m – 27 ft 7 in 15.3 m (50.2 ft)
Wing area 30.1 m² (325 sq ft) 62 m² (667 sq ft)
Height 4.50 m – 14 ft 9 in 5.90 m (19.4 ft)
Weight 6,800 kg – 12,6k lb 18,400 kg (40,570 lb)
Power 1 x 80 kN – 18k lbf 2 x 142 kN – 31,4k lbf

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