Jan 7, 2015
Brazil to Upgrade 4 Grumman C-1s for Carrier
Meanwhile, the first of the 12 A-4s that are being modernized for the Brazilian Navy is due for delivery next month. The airframes were selected from the former Kuwait air force A-4K fleet of 23 that Brazil acquired.
Brazil plans to keep its current aircraft carrier in service for another 15 to 20 years. The A-4s could eventually be replaced by the Sea Gripen version of the Swedish fighter that has been proposed by Saab. The Brazilian air force will acquire an initial 36 Gripens in a major contract that was finalized last October.