O Globo: Saab Gripen claims popular lead in F-X2 race

O Globo, a national Brazilian newspaper, asked online readers to vote on who would win the air force’s F-X2 contract. Despite the hoopla about the now-disputed announcement on 7 September by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declaring the Dassault Rafale the winner, the unscientific poll below showed the Saab Gripen with a comfortable lead. In the wake of the Rafale faux-selection, Saab apparently has offered to slash the Gripen’s price in half for Brazil.


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3 Responses to O Globo: Saab Gripen claims popular lead in F-X2 race

  1. Sven Ortmann 22 September, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    I read “half price differently; it’s meant in context of the other jet’s prices.

  2. Henry Cobb 22 September, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    “which should make a new offer”?

    Sounds like a fair and balanced poll to me.


  3. Karl Andersson 22 September, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    Just like in Norway where the public favored the Gripen and we all know the outcome of that one… Saab should perhaps focus on direct democracies, i.e. Switzerland.

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