Sunday, February 13, 2011
FX-2, Dassault conference on technology transfer
Dassault is decided to make, for Brazil, "the best transfer of technology offer" has declared Jean-Marc Merialdo, director of the Brazilian officice of the French company.
The Rafale fighter jet is competing against the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and the Saab Gripen NG for a contract estimated between 4 and $7 billions.
"Although we have remained discrete for strategic reasons, we have never stop working" Mirialdo said to the AFP. Wenesday, the Dassault senor executive was directed a seminar opened to French and Brazilian companies at Sao Jose dos Campos in the state of Sao Paulo, home of Embraer.
"We organized this seminar in the framework of our transfer of technology proposals. it was a complete success. There were 50 French from 11 companies (Dassault, Thales, Safran and 8 partners of the Rafale group) and 140 Brazilians from 50 local companies among which, Embraer"
10 new partnership agreements have been signed during this day : "From some Rafale component manufacturing to the development of softwares for particular Rafale functions"
"We reach our objective to open and spread our partnerships with new companies" have declared the Dassault representative in Brazil.
Concerning the recent press releases [Ed. initiated by Reuters] stating that the Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff would have say her preference for the Boeing fighter, Merialdo notes that "those rumors have been denied by the Defense Minister Nelson Jobim" and add "what I do know, is that we are decided to make, in Brazil, the best proposal as far as transfer of technology is concerned".
source : AFP / LeMatin
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