Friday, February 4, 2011
Brazil plans to select a new Navy fighter by 2013
This squadron will be the first step of the renewal of the Brazilian navy aviation and should be followes by the acquisition of a 60,000 t. aircraft carrier due to enter service between 2027 and 2031.
Source : DefesaNet (Google translation)
As explained in this article, the French ship builder DCSN is already promoting one of its PA2 designs for this project. The only serious contender to the French ship would be the British CVF whose second unit, the prince of Wales, could be sold by the MoD to Brazil
Anyway the fact that the 24 navy fighters will be of the same type as their Air Force counterparts, probably weaken the Saab offer due to the fact that the Gripen-N is still on the drawing board, leaving Dassault and Boeing alone for the final round of FX-2.
Meanwhile Luiz Marinho, the Mayor of San Bernado and a key personality for the Tranfer of technology part of the FX-2 project, is visiting the Dassault and Thales facilities in France (after a trip in Sweden last November).
FX-2 : Dassault settles transfer of.technology
Posted by Kovy at 2:11:00 AM