Czech(ing) in with the Gripen.
The Czech Air Force has recently conduced live-fire exercises with
Aim-9M Sidewinder missiles with its Jas 39 Gripen C and D multi-role
combat aircraft. Eight Sidewinders were fired by a combination of the
Gripen and the Aerovodochody L-159 at the Vidsel test range in
Sweden--the first time Czech Gripens carried out an exercise outside
Czech airspace. The Czech Air Force also tested the gunnery and
low-level flying capabilities of the Gripen during the exercise. The
Czech Republic signed a ten-year lease agreement for fourteen Gripen
aircraft; twelve single- and two two-seater aircraft.