Saab Gripen vs F-22 Raptor

Saab JAS-39 Gripen vs F-22 Raptor Comparison

Gripen infographicF-22 RAPTOR infographic

Gripen vs F-22 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - GRIPENPER HOUR - F-22 RAPTOR

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY SAAB JAS 39 GRIPEN F-22 RAPTOR
BVR Rating 81% 98%
Armament 8.0/10 8.2/10
Technology 8.0/10 10/10
Avionics 7.9/10 9.8/10
Maneuverability 9.0/10 9.4/10 (2D Aerody.)
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 55k ft/min max. 315 m/s – 62k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.02 1.26
Service Ceiling 16 km – 50k ft 20 km – 65k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.25 Mach
Fuel Economy 1.06 km/l – 2.49 NM/gallon 0.47 km/l – 1.10 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 45.000.000 USD 250.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN F-22 RAPTOR
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 AN/APG-77
Radar overall rating very good excellent
BVR Technology 80% 98%
BVR Def. Tech. 79% 99%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-1.5 0.0001-0.4

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN F-22 RAPTOR
Cannon Mauser BK-27 GAU-22/A
Caliber (mm) 27 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 1700 rpm 4200 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 1000 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 30% 20%
Maneuverability 9.0 9,4
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1.02 1,26
AAM (first) MBDA MICA AIM-9X
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) IRIS-T AIM-9X
Operational range 0.5 – 30 km 0.2 – 50 km
Dogfight Rating 74% 86%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN F-22 RAPTOR
Length 14.10 m – 46 ft 3 in 18.9 m – 62.0 ft
Wingspan 8.40 m – 27 ft 7 in 13.6 m – 45 ft 0 in
Wing area 30.1 m² (325 sq ft) 78.0 m² – 840 sq ft
Height 4.50 m – 14 ft 9 in 5.08 m – 16.8 ft
Weight 6,800 kg – 12,6k lb 19,700 kg – 43,5k lb
Power 1 x 80 kN – 18k lbf 2 x 153 kN – 35k lbf