Oct 23, 2014

Brazil and Argentina to negotiate over the joint purchase of JAS-39 Gripen

Brazil and Argentina are to hold negotiations over the possible procurement of Brazilian-made JAS-39 Gripen, but Swedish-designed, jet fighters.
The decision was announced in Brazil by visiting Argentine Defense Minister.
Brazil's Ministry of Defense said the talks over the possible purchase of 24 Brazil-produced Gripens would include not only the conditions of purchase but also Argentina's participation in the production of the Saab-designed aircraft.
Brazil and Argentina already cooperate on a number of defense projects.
Brazil is expected to sign an agreement with Sweden later this year for the procurement of 36 Saab Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft, with provisions for technology transfer and local manufacturing.

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