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Brazil to buy 36+ fighter jets

CougarKing

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Maybe they are just wary of Chavez and Venezuela.

http://www.brazzilmag.com/content/view/9539/1/

Brazil to Buy Dozens of Fighter Jets to Defend Amazon and Offshore Oil       
Written by Newsroom   
Saturday, 05 July 2008 
The Brazilian government launched the process to buy at least 36 fighter jets as part of a broader plan to modernize its Air Force and in keeping with neighbors like Venezuela, Chile and Peru, which are also in the process of overhauling their fleets.

According to Brasília sources, Brazil wants to buy and build equipment to defend offshore oil assets and the porous Amazon border threatened by armed drug-traffickers, smugglers and foreign guerrillas.

In February, Colombia ordered 24 Kfir bomber jets from Israel, while Venezuela acquired Russian Sukhoi jets and last month revealed it is considering buying more. Chile bought new Boeing F-16s and Peru decided to upgrade its jets. Argentina has also announced plans to upgrade its air force.

Upon taking office in January 2003, President Lula da Silva scrapped plans to replace aging Mirage jets, saying he would use the money to feed the poor.

Now, the Air Force wants a multi-role fighter to replace its entire fleet of fighter jets over the next 15 years. That could increase the size of the order to more than 100 aircraft.

Six manufacturers figure in the possible list of procurement from which he Brazilian Air Force requested information according to the service press department. They are Boeing's F-18 Super Hornet; Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II; Dassault's Rafale; Sukhoi's SU-35, Saab's Gripen and Eurofighter's Typhoon.

Brazil is seeking a generous technology transfer package, possibly including local assembly, to help develop its own aviation industry and perform maintenance of the aircraft.

Brazil has been leading an effort to create a South American Defense Council to help coordinate arms purchases. Though many of its neighbors have recently renewed their fleets, some manufactures still see Brazil as a possible regional defense hub.

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Brazil is seeking a generous technology transfer package, possibly including local assembly, to help develop its own aviation industry and perform maintenance of the aircraft.

That should leave out US companies.
 

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tomahawk6 said:
That should leave out US companies.
Why is that... the F16 is being built under licence by a bunch of foreign countries... what difference is another one going to do ???
 
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geo said:
Why is that... the F16 is being built under licence by a bunch of foreign countries... what difference is another one going to do ???

The US government has been increasingly reluctant to agree to technology transfers, even to close allies. The F-16 is no longer manufactured under licence outside the USA as well.
 

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The US government has been increasingly reluctant to agree to technology transfers, even to close allies. The F-16 is no longer manufactured under licence outside the USA as well.
Ah!  Right.  If no longer manufactured in other countries, I figured that it was just a case of those countries having moved on to bigger & better jets.
 

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Seems the fallout from the spy scandal effectively killed the US bid to sell Superhornets to Brazil...


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Brazil Signs Deal With Saab To Buy 36 Gripens
Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:53AM  |  By ANDREW CHUTER
LONDON — Brazil has signed a 39.3 billion Swedish krona (US $5.4 billion) deal with Saab to take delivery of 36 of the Swedish defense company’s new Gripen NG fighter.

The contract will see Saab hand over to the Brazilian Air Force the first of the jets starting in 2019 with deliveries set to run until 2024.

The program includes 28 single-seat jets and eight two-seat aircraft, the latter being developed in tandem with Brazilian industry.

Saab was named the preferred contractor by Brazil last December,knocking out rival bids from Boeing with the F/A-18 and Dassault Aviation with the Rafale.

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When I asked the Malaysians how long it would take from Order to launch of a large LNG carrier, they said 18 months, I replied we could not do the briefing note in that time.  :crybaby:
 

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Colin P said:
When I asked the Malaysians how long it would take from Order to launch of a large LNG carrier, they said 18 months, I replied we could not do the briefing note in that time.  :crybaby:
It would be about the same timeline for us. The devilry (for us and I'm sure the Malaysians too) is in the pre-order phase.
 

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35 billion dollar project, they were sniffing around the coast about 2010, introduced us to the project in 2012 with a proposed first shipment of LNG Nov 2018, now looking at 2019.
 
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