Segue 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 HornetDec 19, 2013 20:18 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff Latest update [?] http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/brazil-embarking-upon-f-x2-fighter-program-04179/?utm_medium=textlink&utm_term=continuereading
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 Rafale, Saab’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
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 Hornet, Dassault’s Rafale, EADS’ Eurofighter, Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Block 60,Saab’s JAS-39 Gripen NG, and Sukhoi’s SU-35. Continuar lendo