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Brazilian Air Force will receive several SAAB J-39 fighters later this month

Friday, November 5th 2021 - 08:46 UTC
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By the end of the year, the Brazilian Air Force will have received several J-39 Gripen combat fighters from Sweden's SAAB aerospace, avionics and defense consortium, part of the agreement signed in 2014 by Brazil for the purchase of 36 of these jets, following a complicated bidding process. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    Excellent! The acquisition of new technologies will provide Brazil with the ability to improve and develop its own technologies, specifically aimed at our way of seeing and living the world.

    Nov 05th, 2021 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FortHay

    Agreed. I continually surprise people in the US when I point out that they most likely will board a Brazilian made Embraer plane when taking a short haul trip. It serves as a useful lesson to the nitwits who think Brazil speaks Spanish and imagine the country to be no more than soccer, favelas and half naked mulattas dancing the samba during carnaval.

    Nov 05th, 2021 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tim Huber

    Only half-baked nitwits transfer military technologies to South American dictatorships ..

    Nov 05th, 2021 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberato

    Parabens Brasil!!. The best strategy for development. No one can develop everything locally, except China may be, but the best way for an industrialized nation like Brazil is to produce locally like the submarines and airplanes, which they are very good at. I remember the history of Embraer.

    Nov 05th, 2021 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • imoyaro

    It doesn't surprise me, Brazil has been manufacturing their own aircraft for years now. As for Brazilian Portuguese, my favorite aphorism is from the Sertao ; “Quen tem que morrer, não chora.” Take care guys. ;)

    Nov 07th, 2021 - 11:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    Something like a third of the aircraft by value is British made kit, which won’t be made in Brazil but in the UK.

    So a good export order for the UK.

    Nov 08th, 2021 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberato

    Pugol-H, Excellent!!. The only difference we have with the UK is about Malvinas. Argentina had already tried to buy aircrafts with british parts, but it seems the british are afraid that it would be used to bomb them.
    In 1982, they sold ships, aircraft and bombs to the argentine dictatorship and they used them to bomb the british task force. So i could not argue about it. I think the argentine people are more than far of wanting another war, Even if it would mean losing the dispute of Malvinas, its dependencies and the Antartic.
    But beyond that, we need to have armed forces.

    Nov 08th, 2021 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Argentina’s problem about the ‘Malvinas’ (there, it didn’t kill me to say Malvinas) is a problem entirely of Argentina’s own making, not a British one.

    As for the dependencies and Antarctica, you know very well the story there, British claims are very old and Argentina’s claims are very new.

    Argentina was considered a ‘friendly country’, until, as you say, they attacked us. So selling them arms is not a mistake we are going to repeat. Although the bombs were actually American not British.

    Argentina has now twice invaded the Falklands, once in 1832 and then again in 1982, Argentina still actively claims the Falklands/S. Atlantic/British Antarctica and with countries like Argentina near our territories, yes we do need ‘Armed Forces’.


    Nov 08th, 2021 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberato

    Pugol, ”Argentina’s problem about the ‘Malvinas’ (there, it didn’t kill me to say Malvinas) is a problem entirely of Argentina’s own making, not a British one.“ not quite so....:
    ”has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, ‘amplif[y]’ sanctioned messages on YouTube,“...
    Come on!, isnt there any other way to spend british taxpayers money?..

    ”As for the dependencies and Antarctica....”. Again you took for granted that Argentina was born as a tomato and not an spanish colony independizing from its motherland.

    The bombs were british, along the two Lynx helicopters (1979), the two Type 42 destroyer (1980) and the Sea Dart missiles (1981) that were delivered to the junta under the Thatcher government.

    1832????. Do you know about the history?. Last time of british prescence by 1832 was in 1765-1774 that the british made a little port in Trinidad island. A Port hidden from France and Spain that lasted a couple of years. Britain was not in the posession of the islands back then, and it was not the first to claim, settled and control the area. The only one in control of the place, which, was even recognized prior sovereignty rights by the first occupant (France) was Spain that named 32 governors until 1811.
    And even so, Argentina took formal posession of the islands in 1820, when it informed all nations and it was published in The Times of London without the minimun complaint. The same in 1825 when british recognized Argentina. So 1832?. Where was the british administration? Where was the british population?.


    Nov 08th, 2021 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FortHay



    Meiga que nem coice de mula

    Nov 09th, 2021 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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