The Defence Minister of Sweden, Karin Enström, and her Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim, welcomed the decision - to select the proposal presented by Swedish company SAAB in the bidding process for FX-2, related to the provision of fighters to equip the Brazilian Air Force.
The decision was given a nod at an official meeting in Stockholm, upon the kind invitation of the Swedish side, on April 3rd, 2014.
The Ministers of Defense of Brazil and Sweden also decided to launch the Brazilian-Swedish Strategic Partnership in Military Aeronautics.
The meeting also included the 2009 Plan of Action of the Sweden-Brazil Strategic Partnership, which early identified the potential of bilateral cooperation in the defense area, including joint projects, industrial partnerships, technology transfer, education and training, particularly in the aeronautical field.
With a view to providing continuous strength to the Strategic Partnership, the Defence Ministers agreed to sign today a new Framework Agreement for Defense Cooperation between Brazil and Sweden, which shall replace, when it enters into force, the 2000 Memorandum of Understanding on Defense Cooperation.
The Ministers also saluted the signature, on the same date, of the Agreement on the Exchange and Protection of Classified Information by the Chief Minister of the Cabinet of Institutional Security of the Presidency of the Republic and the Head of Military Intelligence and Security Service of the Armed Forces of Sweden.
The ministers reaffirmed the intentions of their Governments to jointly explore synergies regarding the testing, training, logistics, operations and future upgrades of the Gripen system. They looked forward to the inaugural meeting of a Joint Working Group on Military Cooperation within the Framework Agreement, scheduled to meet in Brasilia in August, 2014.
With a view to following up on the bilateral cooperation agenda, the Minister of Defense of Brazil invited the Minister of Defence of Sweden to undertake a visit to Brazil in 2014.
SAAB has announced it will upgrade its bid for the Brazilian FX-2 program as the competition heats up between rivals Boeing and France's Dassault. The Swedish aircraft-maker says that it wants to make sure it will compete successfully for roles in both the Brazilian air force and navy
Observing the policy of transparency in the selection process of the new multirole fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the so-called F-X2 project, the Air Force command (COMAER) completed the collection of information from the companies participating in the selection process, (in alphabetical order) Boeing with the F-18 E/F Super Hornet, Dassault with the Rafale, and Saab with the Gripen NG, for final evaluation. The phase that is now completed constituted the final round of clarifications between the COMAER and participating companies
As part of the selection process of the new multirole fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), and as planned in the programs schedule, Air Force Headquarters today (Thursday, Oct. 30)announced that the F-X2 Project Management Group has issued the Request For Proposals to the three short-listed companies (in alphabetical order):>> -- Boeing (F-18 E/F Super Hornet)> -- Dassault (Rafale), and> -- Saab (Gripen)
The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have signed a letter of intent agreeing to co-operate on using the Saab Gripen fighter paving the way for a potential Slovakian acquisition of the aircraft. “Today's signing will lay the foundation for bilateral co-operation around a common airspace surveillance of Slovakia and the Czech Republic,” the Swedish defence ministry said August 30
Defense and security company Saab acquired ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB, formerly Kockums) at SEK 340 million (around €37 million). In April 2014, Saab and ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG signed a non-binding MoU regarding the acquisition of the Swedish shipyard TKMS AB with operations based in Karlskrona, Malmö and Muskö, Sweden
CAE today announced it has been awarded a contract from Forsvarets Materielverk (FMV), the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, to provide a comprehensive Naval Warfare Training System for the Swedish Navy. The Naval Warfare Training System (NWTS) will be delivered in late 2015 to the Swedish Naval Warfare Centre in Karlskrona, Blekinge, Sweden
Embraer has signed a $3.3 billion deal with the Brazilian Air Force on Tuesday to build 28 newly launched KC-390 mid-sized cargo planes
Boeing and Embraer today announced that they will open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. Under a memorandum of understanding, the two companies will perform joint biofuel research, as well as fund and coordinate research with Brazilian universities and other institutions
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