Military decision! - Brazilian Air Force.
The Brazilian Air Force is buying 36 jet fighters.
The purchase project, called F-X2, has 2,4 Bi dollars in its budget and is entering into its final phase, when all Factories shows the best offer trying to win, the project was started in 2001 but due technical problems the government closed the project.
In early 2007 the project was re-started in full power, the air force have been working hard since the re-start to get it done as soon as possible.
Nowadays the Brazilian air force has 720 aircrafts of them almost 36% are unable to flight that is why the F-X2 project was re-started.
A fierce dispute involves the manufacturers and the governments of the United States, France and Sweden who promote, respectively, their models Boeing F/A-18-E/F Hornet, Dassault Rafale F3 and Gripen NG.
F/A 18 Super Hornet.
Dassault Rafale F3
The Center for Social Communication of the Air Force said that the F-X2 project management will proceed into original schedule to select the new Brazilian Air Force Fighter Jet.
As said the official note, the final meetings would begin in may to discuss the purchase details and perform a complete analyses according to the
Command Air Force preferences keeping the technical, operational, logistics and commercials issues as prior.
Source: Aero Magazine.
Well I’d like to see some F/A 18 Super Hornet flying in our skies but I still thinking that we need more aircrafts, nowadays we have the following fleet:
A-29 SUPER TUCANO
F-5 TIGER II
I’m waiting to see which plane will win.
Thank you and have a nice week