U.S. ready to make Brazil an unprecedented offer "on the transfer of technologies for the production of fighter aircraft F/A-18, to enhance their chances for victory in the multi-contract, the military departments of the country. As reported by Agence France-Presse, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Arms Control Tocher Ellen (Ellen Tauscher) and head of the Pentagon's procurement and technology Ashton Carter (Ashton Carter) confirmed that the 4-5 August, told the Brazilian side of the proposal.
In Washington, noted that the transfer of production technologies of American fighter has become a part of the final strategy to persuade Brazil to stop the choice on 36 new aircraft manufactured in the USA. As stressed by Ellen Tocher, "technology transfer will be something that we have never done before, and especially because the relationship with Brazil is very valuable ¸ is important to us."
The potential contract, announced by Brazilians in June 2008, estimated at $ 4 billion. Under its terms, the supply of vehicles to begin in 2014. The military will replace outdated planes new Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft of French production. Among the candidates for this role, in addition to F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, discusses French Rafale and Swedish Gripen NG. Previously, it also involved a Russian Su-35, which at the end of 2008 was excluded from the competition.
Recall that the intention to make the Brazilian forward a proposal to increase their chances of winning the tender in early July 2009 also said the Swedish company Saab. The manufacturer reported that in the case of winning the Swedish military aircraft in the competition authorities of Brazil assembling the latest update fighter Gripen NG will be launched in the country. The cost of the aircraft because of this decline by about 20 per cent.
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