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

Thursday, May 19th 2011 - 07:16 UTC
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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. Read full article

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  • geo

    however Brasil can able to produce it's own jets !

    May 19th, 2011 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    I think the technology transfer is so the Brasilian aero research industry can eg. reverse-engineer whole planes and also have the technology within Brasil.

    Only then can it understand enough of the cutting-edge military technology and build methodologies to do it for itself.

    Brasil has a good provenance with Embraer in the assembly of commercial planes so, if China can do it by cloning planes etc bought in from elsewhere, Brasil should be able to also do it .

    May 19th, 2011 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    And in responce argentina will buy mmmmm 36 cars lol

    May 19th, 2011 - 10:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    @Geoff.

    “I think the technology transfer is so the Brasilian aero research industry can eg. reverse-engineer whole planes and also have the technology within Brasil.”

    Wow, GeoffW, so Brazil wants the technology transfer so it can have the technology! How did you figure that out?

    By the way, transference of military technology is something very common nowadays. Big buyers of military equipment - India and South Korea, for example - often only sign military agreements that provide technology transfer to domestically-owned companies. This has nothing to do with something as dishonest as reverse-engineering foreign planes - which by the way isn't even something that complicated; even Pakistan, a relatively backwards nation, has done that. But of course you'll choose to assume the worst about “your” nation.

    May 20th, 2011 - 05:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @4, a bit touchy aren't we? l thought Geoff's post was quite informative.
    l don't think he was denigrating Brazil.

    May 20th, 2011 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    agreed

    May 20th, 2011 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    Don't mess with Geoff otherwise you will mess with me ......I'm just saying !! :-))

    May 20th, 2011 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    I myself thought his post was quite obvious. “Chover no molhado.”

    May 20th, 2011 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Thanks, guys.
    Sometimes I find the Mercopress language so obscure that I find it necessary to restate it in simpler words to aid my understanding. Sometimes I post these - even if they risk being thought obvious.

    Sometimes I ask Forgetit to help me when I find Mercopress unintelligable and the underlying principles unknown to me.
    Sometimes he can be quite helpful.

    May 21st, 2011 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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