F-X2 e Gripen-NG

GripenNG__02Segue um material tremendamente interessante, indicado pelo meu grande amigo, Eugênio Diniz, um dos maiores especialistas brasileiros em estudos estratégicos e conhecedor profundo de Defesa. Traz muitos esclarecimentos tanto sobre o Gripen-NG quanto sobre o Projeto F-X2. Recomendo!

F-X2: Brazil Picks Saab’s JAS-39 Gripen-NG over Rafale, Super Hornet

Dec 19, 2013 20:18 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
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Dec 18/13: Tack sa mycket, Herr Snowden! Earlier press reports that the competition was stalled for another 2 years are proven wrong by a somewhat unexpected announcement by the Ministerio da Defesa that Brazil has picked Saab’s Gripen-NG as their preferred bidder, and expects to buy 36 planes for $4.5 billion. That’s currently just an estimate, as negotiations need to sort… {click to expand +}
 

As Brazil started boosting its defense budgets in past years, its Navy and Army received funds to replace broken-down equipment, while new fighters will be a critical centerpiece of the Forca Aerea Brasileira’s efforts.

Boeing’s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, France’s Dassault’s RafaleSaab’s JAS-39 Gripen NG were picked as finalists. But after repeated stalling, for years the question was whether Brazil would actually place an order, or fold up the competition like the ill-fated 2011 F-X process. At the end of 2013 Brazil unexpectedly picked the Swedish offer, though offsets, price, and lack of diplomatic baggage, all can explain the decision.

 F-X2: The Competition

Rafale-M Launch CVN-65

Dassault Rafale:
Takeoff at last?
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The 36+ aircraft under consideration for F-X2 were mostly the same set of 4+ generation fighters that were considered for the canceled F-X competition: Boeing’s F/A-18 E/F Super HornetDassault’s RafaleEADS’ Eurofighter, Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Block 60,Saab’s JAS-39 Gripen NG, and Sukhoi’s SU-35. Continuar lendo