Dec 16, 2013
France loses out on Brazil jets deal
The newspaper set France's $4 billion proposal for 36 Rafale fighter jets, from a consortium led by French giant Dassault, will be shot down for cost reason. It did not say who would be the likely winner of the highly prized contract.
The French bid is up against Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet and the Gripen, made by Sweden's Saab, for its FX-2 program.
With Brazil seeking to retire its Mirage 2000 jets at the end of the year, France has been pushing the merits of the Rafale.