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VIDEO: South Africa aerospace and defence show

A Cape Town-based videographer has kindly posted video showing a glimpse around the first day of the African Aerospace & Defence Show now underway at Ysterplaat Air Base in South Africa. In addition to showing cool shots of the Gripen flying display, the video also tips off that South Africa is a possible C-17 customer. […]

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Brazilian Air Force statement on F-X2 contract

The Forca Aerea Brasileira has issued a statement today clarifying reports in the Brazilian press that the armed service has forwarded its recommendation on F-X2 to the Ministry of Defense. For English-speaking gringos like me, here’s the Google translation: Asto material published by the press, the Center states that the AirForce Command, through the Management […]

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VIDEO: SAAB info-mercial for Brazil’s F-X2 contract

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Russians don’t take ‘nyet’ for answer in Brazil

Perhaps not since master Iraqi propagandist Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf declared coalition forces defeated even as tanks encircled Baghdad has a certain loser expressed such optimism: Russian firm is confident to win Brazil jet deal (AFP)-3 hours ago MOSCOW — Russia’s state arms export firm voiced optimism on Fridayabout winning a multi-billion-dollar Brazilian fighter jet tenderdespite […]

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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. […]

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VIDEO: First flight of Saab Gripen for Royal Thai Air Force

Flightglobal’s Craig Hoyle writes: Saab celebrates first flight of Thai fighter Thailand’s first of at least six Saab Gripen C/Ds has made its first flight from the Swedish manufacturer’s Link√∂ping facility. Flown by a Saab test pilot, the two-seat Gripen D completed its 80min debut sortie on 16 September. “The Royal Thai Air Force will start […]

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Top 5 questions on Rafales-for-Brazil/KC-390s-for-France deal

I have confirmed with Dassault that France and Brazil have signed a joint communique agreeing to negotiate terms to export 36 Dassault Rafale F3s to Brasilia and 12 Embraer KC-390 tanker-transports to Paris. A direct link to the joint communique appears to be on the web site for Brazil’s Ministry of Defense, but for the […]

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Rafale: Keep those Champagne bottles corked

It appears French President Nicolas Sarkozy won’t just waltz [ED: er, make that samba] into Brasilia next month and pick up a $4 billion check for 36 Rafale fighters, after all. Brazil’s media previously reported that the F-X2 contract winner was scheduled to be announced on September 7, independence day, when Sarkozy just happened — […]

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Is US scheming to blame for Israel shut-out in India?

A Jerusalem Post article yesterday claims the US government denied Israel Aircraft Industries the chance to offer an Elta Systems radar for the Saab Gripen proposal to India. The claims have already been picked up by the Times of India, which has branded the US actions as “arm-twisting”. The Israeli claims have a familiar ring. […]

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VIDEO: Saab’s new Gripen marketing promo for India

Well, at least the Swedes didn’t succumb to cheap Bollywood theatrics to pitch a weapon system to India. Saab posted this video on their YouTube channel earlier today.

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