All Brazilian Air Force articles – Page 2

  • Gripen E - Saab

    Gripen E flight slips into 2017 as Saab puts software first


    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

    Brazilian economic climate could lead to Caçador acquisition delays


    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.

  • News

    IAI to offer Brazilian production of Heron 1


    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

    Saab ready to reveal first Gripen E


    ​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

    PICTURES: Rheinmetall selected as KC-390 training provider


    ​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).

  • News

    SINGAPORE: New IFF system ordered for Gripen NG


    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

    Finmeccanica and Saab team for Gripen EW support


    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.

  • Harpia

    Brazilian Harpia UAV consortium halts development


    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

    DUBAI: New-generation Gripen enters final assembly


    ​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

    DUBAI: Doubts raised about Brazil's lofty Gripen goal


    ​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.

  • Gripen

    Brazil's senate approves renegotiated Gripen finance package


    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%.

  • Gripen NG mock-up - Brazilian air force

    Brazil signs weapons deal for Gripen NG fleet


    ​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.

  • News

    Brazilian tanker deal with IAI nears take off


    ​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

    Saab upbeat over Gripen E prospects beyond Brazil


    ​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.

  • News

    IAI strives to finalise Brazilian tanker deal


    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

    Brazil begins flight training on Gripen


    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.

  • Gripen NG Brazil

    Brazilian air force confirms Gripen acquisition numbers


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

  • Opinion

    OPINION: Embraer must deliver on KC-390 promises


    ​One month ago, Embraer’s suggestion that its KC-390 military airlifter would be flown before year-end seemed the height of optimism, judging by an assembly line image of its first prototype example.

  • Gripen E Brazil - Saab

    Saab nears Gripen contract with Brazil


    Saab says it is on track to sign a contract with Brazil to provide its air force with the Gripen NG multirole fighter, following the nation's selection of the type for a 36-aircraft purchase in December 2013.

  • News

    Brazil to add third converted 767 tanker


    ​Brazil is to sign a revised contract soon to add a third converted Boeing 767-300 tanker to its air force inventory, according to Israeli defence sources