While the Dassault Rafale may be Brazilian President Lula Da Silva’s preference for the air force, the competitors, and their sub-contractors, continue to try to chip away at the French position.
The active electronically scanned array-radar (AESA) provider for the Saab Gripen NG - European radar manufacturer Selex Galileo - has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brazil’s Atmos Sistemas covering potential collaboration on AESA technology.
Selex Galileo’s Raven ES-05 AESA is being proposed as part of the Gripen package; a development radar is already being test flown on the Gripen demonstrator.
Besides potential collaboration on the Raven, Selex Galileo and Atmos Sistemas are also examining working together for other areas of AESA application.
Along with the Rafale and Gripen, the Boeing F/A-18E/F also remains in the fray for the Brazilian fighter program.
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