The Gripen is designed to be lightweight, featuring a delta wing and canard configuration, which contributes to its agility, maneuverability, and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities.

It is a versatile multi-role fighter capable of performing various missions, including air defense, air superiority, close air support, reconnaissance, and interdiction.

The Gripen is equipped with a sophisticated fly-by-wire flight control system, enhancing its maneuverability and allowing for precise handling in combat situations.

It features a modern avionics suite, including a pulse-Doppler radar, electronic warfare (EW) systems, helmet-mounted display (HMD), and an integrated mission system, providing enhanced situational awareness and mission effectiveness.

The Gripen can be armed with a wide range of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons, including beyond-visual-range missiles, precision-guided munitions, and cannon pods, making it a highly capable combat platform.

With its low acquisition and operating costs, the Gripen offers a cost-effective solution for air forces seeking modern fighter capabilities while minimizing lifecycle costs.

The Gripen E variant boasts advanced avionics, notably an AESA radar. This system offers improved target detection and tracking, along with increased resistance to electronic countermeasures, enhancing its air combat capabilities.

The Gripen has been exported to several countries, including Brazil, Czech Republic, Hungary, South Africa, and Thailand, highlighting its popularity and success in the international market.

It is designed to operate seamlessly with NATO and other allied forces, facilitating joint operations and interoperability in coalition environments.

The Gripen is designed with a modular architecture, allowing for easy integration of new technologies and upgrades to ensure its relevance and effectiveness over its service life.