The Flight Test Centre (FC) in Linköping is the establishment within the FMV Test and Evaluation directorate that conducts verification and validation testing of air materiel systems, for delivery to the Swedish Armed Forces and to other customers.
A large number of earlier generations of aircraft, to the current high-technological aircraft systems and sub-systems of the fourth generation, have been tested by FC.
As an independent test organisation we follow, review, and take part in the supplier’s test activities, to ensure system quality, contractual compliance, and effectiveness in the T&E process. In addition to this, we also support our Swedish and international clients with basic training for their ordered systems before delivery.
The Flight Test Centre is situated close to the Gripen manufacturer (Saab AB) which enables smooth and effective co-operation between the supplier and FC.
Furthermore, one of the world’s most modern dynamic flight test simulators, DFS, with Gripen realistic high G on-set rate, is operating within the test range. The simulator is used for pilot screening/qualification and pilot training by the Swedish Air Force and several international Air Forces.