Brazil's Defense Minister Celso Amorim met Sweden's Secretary of State for Defence Carl von der Esch last week to discuss about the progress on the Gripen deal, according to the official blog for Gripen.
The Swedish delegation also met with the Secretary General of Ministry of Defence, Ari Matos Cardoso, who said that he is creating a Working Group (WG) which will monitor the entire process of purchase of the aircraft and the process should be completed and formalized by the end of February.
According to the Swedes, the important thing at this point is for the representatives of both the countries to communicate and stay abreast of the proceedings, the report added.
SAAB is accused of attempting to influence a Swiss referendum that could determine whether or not the Swiss air force purchases 22 new JAS Gripen jets. The aircraft-maker is accused of quietly funding campaigns in favor of the deal (worth $3
Brazil Ministry of Defense will have to seek approval from its countrys Congress for the purchase of 36 Swedish Gripen NG fighters. Defense Minister Celso Amorim said that the choice of aircraft by the Brazilian government was based on three criteria: price, technology transfer and performance
Brazil is considering leasing or buying second-hand Gripen C/D fighters until the new-generation Gripen E enters service in 2018, according to Defense Aerospace. Initial deliveries will go to Sweden, however, and first deliveries to Brazil are not expected until two years later, in 2020, contrary to earlier reports
Saab has won a steady state support contract worth $27 Million for South African Gripen over the years 2013-2016. The South African Air Force has been operating the Gripen fighter system since 2008 when the first Gripen was delivered
Saab has won a contract worth $2.5 billion from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for Gripen E production
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has selected Saab's Gripen-NG aircraft for its new multimission fighters contract worth $4.5 billion
Saab suffered a major setback yesterday after it lost public referendum to supply 22 Gripen aircraft to the Swiss. The aircraft-maker was defeated by a "no" vote representing just over 52% of respondents
The Swedish Armed Forces may acquire more Gripen E to support its existing operational capacity on account of possible lending of Gripen C/D to Brazil and Switzerland in the near future, according to Corren.se
Ahead of a Swiss referendum to buy 22 Gripen fighter aircraft the countrys lawmakers opposing the deal say it could cost three times more than the government claims. Campaigners who are gearing up for the May 18 plebiscite warned that the price tag could swell to 10 billion Swiss francs (8
Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim on Wednesday announced plans to build the countrys first aircraft carrier to replace its aging models as part of a modernization program. The program has included orders for submarines, helicopters and supersonic aircraft via technology transfer agreements with the proviso that the hardware is made in Brazil
Brazil is in talks with Saab for transfer of Gripen technology which allows local manufacture and development of the fighters jets, according to Prensa Latina. Marco Antonio Raupp, Brazils Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, met Hakan Buskhe, President and CEO, Saab last week to discuss about initiating technology transfer and co-operation between Brazilian and Swedish defence companies
With the Swiss referendum on the purchase of 22 Jas Gripen aircraft underway, the fate of the countrys “Patrouille Suisse” aerobatic team also hangs in the balance. In a statement issued by the Swiss Federal Dept
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