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Monday, August 5th 2013 - 02:03 UTC

Falklands and the Mirages: playing with the Islanders worst memories

One of the last Spanish Mirage F1 to be decommissioned and replaced by the Eurofighter

The British press has picked on news from Spain and Argentina to state that the government of President Cristina Fernandez is about to sign an agreement to purchase refurbished Mirage F1 decommissioned by the Spanish Air Force, which could become potentially a major threat for the Falkland Islands and another reason for escalating the ever sensitive Argentina/UK relations.

Tuesday, August 28th 2012 - 03:52 UTC

Brazil’s defence industry booming and promoting projects with neighbours

KC-390 military air transport developed jointly with Argentina, Chile and Colombia

Brazil's defence industry is booming, fuelled by government incentives to modernize the country's armed forces and develop a robust, export-oriented military industrial complex. With the world's sixth largest economy, Brazil was ranked as the eighth largest arms exporter in the 1980s but currently languishes in 30th place, according to industry experts

Monday, July 9th 2012 - 05:51 UTC

Brazilian Air Force delays for another six months bidding for huge contract

France’ Dassault is offering the Rafale fighter

Brazilian Air Force has asked bidders to renew their offers on a contract to provide 36 next-generation fighter jets, extending for six months a race between US, French and Swedish contestants.

Tuesday, May 8th 2012 - 17:17 UTC

Brazil’s Rousseff sees in Hollande an ally to counter Merkel’s austerity policies

“I’m certain we share positions that will allow us to work together in international forums, such as the G-20”, said Dilma

Dilma Rousseff is interested in having French elected-president Francois Holland make an official visit to Brasilia to talk about the current world situation since the Brazilian leader believes they both share positions regarding the global crisis and austerity policies.

Friday, December 16th 2011 - 06:23 UTC

French PM from Brazil admits new “jolts” can be expected in the Euro zone

PM Fillon is on a business visit to Brazil to promote trade and French exports

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said his country is likely to face new “jolts” from the Euro zone debt crisis amid rumors it could lose its triple-A credit rating.

Sunday, July 10th 2011 - 05:50 UTC

Brazil confirms the multibillion fighter jet deal postponed until early 2012

Defence Minister Nelson Jobim

The Brazilian government will not review multibillion-dollar bids for a fighter jet deal until the start of 2012, Defence Minister Nelson Jobim told reporters in France.

Thursday, May 19th 2011 - 07:16 UTC

Brazil’s purchase of 36 fighter jets will be made in 2012 says Rousseff

Sweden’s Grippen is one of the three offers for the several billion USD contract

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff revealed this week that the purchase of 36 fighter jets for the country's Air Force and involving billions of dollars but which has been postponed for years will be made in 2012.

Wednesday, April 6th 2011 - 06:17 UTC

President Rousseff says Brazil needs to spend money on defence

At stake is the purchase of 36 fighter jets with bids from the US; France and Sweden

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff strongly supported the need to spend money on defence at a time when she is making big budget cuts in many areas.

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