Fictional Top Gun graduate Tom Cruise is being recruited by Brazil's Ministry of Defense to hock Embraer Super Tucanos on the international market, according to Brazilian media today. Really:
According to the newspaper "The Day", Nelson Jobim, Minister of Defense, called the star to fly a Tucano on a possible return to Brazil. If Cruise agrees, it will help [Embraer's] image abroad.According to the publication, the Brazilian government is negotiating the sale of these planes to the Americans.
Clifford Sobel, Ambassador of the United States, confirmed the interest to Tom over lunch on the island of Ivo Pintanguy in Angra dos Reis, last Sunday.