Dear Mr. *******
Thank you for your e-mail.
Saab has years ago already investigated the technical and operational feasibility for re-engineering JAS 39 Gripen with the EJ200 engine. Both Saab and EUROJET Turbo GmbH concluded that a re-engineering onlyshall be considered if there is a customer demand available. From a technical point of view, the EJ200 engine would fit into the engine bay of JAS39 Gripen with minor changes applied to the interface connections.
The commercial feasibility of re-engineering JAS39 Gripen would be supported, if required, by individual business case calculations.
The Thrust vectoring nozzle is offered as an optional item for any of the EJ200 engine standards.
I hope this answer can help.
Yours sincerely,Katarina Elbogen
Executive PR and Political Affairs EUROJET Turbo GmbH
Lilienthalstr. 2b85339 Hallbergmoos