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  • Brazilian Gripen E - Saab
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    PICTURE: First Brazilian Gripen E makes flight debut

    2019-08-27T13:49:12Z

    ​The first Gripen E fighter to have been produced for Brazil completed a 65min flight debut from Saab’s Linkoping site in Sweden on 26 August.

  • Gripen E 39-8 - Saab
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    Saab ready to step up tempo of Gripen E testing

    2019-03-27T16:00:11Z

    Saab is to significantly raise the tempo of its flight-test programme for the Gripen E fighter this year, with the activity to be expanded from the current two aircraft to five.

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    Brazil signs option for third SAR-roled C295

    2018-01-22T15:44:54Z

    ​Brazil has exercised a contract option which will lead to it operating a three-strong fleet of Airbus Defence & Space C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft by 2020.

  • Gripen E - Saab
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    Gripen E flight slips into 2017 as Saab puts software first

    2016-11-24T11:09:36Z

    Saab has opted to delay the first flight schedule for its Gripen E by up to six months to meet self-imposed software qualification requirements, but says the fighter remains on schedule for delivery to the Swedish and Brazilian air forces from 2019.

  • Heron 1 - Rex Features
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    Brazilian economic climate could lead to Caçador acquisition delays

    2016-11-01T17:21:59Z

    The Brazilian government’s plan to release a tender in early 2017 for the potential acquisition of the Caçador unmanned air vehicle may be delayed by the current uncertainties in the economic outlook for the country.

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    IAI to offer Brazilian production of Heron 1

    2016-09-28T11:52:38Z

    The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron 1 unmanned air vehicle will be produced in Brazil if the type is selected for a new requirement with the nation’s air force.

  • Gripen E teaser - Saab
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    Saab ready to reveal first Gripen E

    2016-05-18T05:33:44Z

    ​Saab is on course to conduct the first flight of its lead Gripen E test aircraft before year-end, with the jet to be revealed at its Linköping site in Sweden on 18 May.

  • KC-390 - Brazilian air force
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    PICTURES: Rheinmetall selected as KC-390 training provider

    2016-04-15T13:57:00Z

    ​Embraer has selected German company Rheinmetall to develop the training system for its developmental KC-390 transport, under a deal potentially worth at least €100 million ($112 million).

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    SINGAPORE: New IFF system ordered for Gripen NG

    2016-02-17T10:26:10Z

    Saab Gripen NGs destined for Sweden and Brazil will benefit from a new Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system developed for integration on the fighter.

  • Gripen NG mock-up - Brazilian air force
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    Finmeccanica and Saab team for Gripen EW support

    2016-01-08T10:34:08Z

    Finmeccanica and Saab have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide electronic warfare systems support, which is initially being targeted at customers of the latter’s Gripen fighter.

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    Brazilian Harpia UAV consortium halts development

    2016-01-07T15:04:51Z

    Brazil's troubled economy and shrinking budgets have led consortium Harpia Sistemas to cease developing an indigenous variant of the Elbit Systems Hermes 450 tactical unmanned air vehicle.

  • Gripen 39-8 - Saab
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    DUBAI: New-generation Gripen enters final assembly

    2015-11-10T12:12:07Z

    ​Saab has lifted the joined fuselage section for its first Gripen NG prototype into final assembly, and says its programme is on track to deliver advanced capability to Sweden and export customer Brazil.

  • Gripen NG mock-up - Brazilian air force
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    DUBAI: Doubts raised about Brazil's lofty Gripen goal

    2015-11-07T13:06:20Z

    ​Brazil’s economic troubles appear to be dampening the Brazilian air force's hopes of recapitalising its entire outdated fighter force, with one official saying the final number of Saab Gripen NGs may be closer to 40 than the original F-X2 programme target of 108 new fighters.

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    Brazil's senate approves renegotiated Gripen finance package

    2015-08-06T21:28:09Z

    The Brazilian Air Force is a step closer to securing 36 Saab Gripen NG fighter aircraft with the federal senate approving a renegotiated financing agreement with Sweden this week that lowers the interest rate on the $4.6 billion loan from 2.54% to 2.19%.

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    Brazil signs weapons deal for Gripen NG fleet

    2015-04-28T19:16:00Z

    ​Brazil has further advanced its acquisition programme for the Saab Gripen NG, by signing a roughly $245 million contract for the type’s weapons. Announced on 24 April, the deal is between the company and the Brazilian defence ministry’s aeronautics command.

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    Brazilian tanker deal with IAI nears take off

    2015-03-20T15:14:00Z

    ​After long delays, the Brazilian government has allocated the required budget for the purchase of three converted Boeing 767-300s that will serve as aerial tankers. The conversions will be performed by Israel Aerospace Industries.

  • Gripen E assembly
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    Saab upbeat over Gripen E prospects beyond Brazil

    2015-03-12T19:02:56Z

    ​Saab’s final assembly work on its first prototype Gripen E/NG fighter is “well under way”, the company says, as officials report unprecedented market interest in the product.

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    IAI strives to finalise Brazilian tanker deal

    2015-01-21T15:45:36Z

    The Brazilian air force and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have renewed contract negotiations over Brazil's acquisition of three Boeing 767-300ERs that will be converted into tankers.

  • Gripen NG Brazil
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    Brazil begins flight training on Gripen

    2014-11-20T11:55:15Z

    The first two Brazilian pilots to undergo training for the Saab Gripen NG multirole fighter have completed their first flight on the type: a 50min training sortie conducted over the Baltic Sea on 19 November.

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    Brazilian air force confirms Gripen acquisition numbers

    2014-11-18T16:53:35Z

    ​A leading Brazilian air force figure has confirmed that 108 Saab Gripen NG multi-role fighters will be acquired for the force.