oa CSIR Science Scope - Ensuring optimal handling of the Gripen aircraft : detection and protection through our armed forces
During the much anticipated 2010 FIFA World Cup, soccer fans will have their eyes firmly fixed on events unfolding on the fields. However, it is not only events on the ground that will be closely monitored. The Gripen combat aircraft is a key component of the South African National Defence Force's (SANDF's) security plan for the World Cup, and will be responsible for identifying and intercepting any unknown aircraft entering the airspaces surrounding stadiums.
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