Gripen Wins In Brazil
By Bill Sweetman, Tony Osborne
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Brazil's selection of the Saab JAS 39E Gripen as its next fighter secures the future of the Swedish fighter, dealing a blow to the competing Dassault Rafale and Boeing Super Hornet, and strengthening Sweden's chances in future competitions.
Brazil's defense ministry said the Gripen was the least costly contender and also met the country's requirement for sufficient technology transfer to guarantee Brazil's ability to operate and sustain the aircraft independently.