Monday, 16 July 2012

Brazil-Boeing expands its range against the Rafale-press

SAO PAULO - The Boeing proposes to transfer more technology to Brazil if the country decided to equip its Air Force fighter aircraft F-18 Super Hornet, a local newspaper reported Sunday.

The vice president of Boeing F/A-18 program, Mike Gibbons, said that his group offrerait Brazilian companies "the opportunity to build components for the new Super Hornets and other projects for Boeing to come "reports the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.

He gave no further details on the transfer of technology that Boeing proposed expanded now in Brazil.

In February, we learned from government sources that the French and Brazilian Brasilia would very likely opt for the French Rafale of Dassault Aviation. For this project involving 36 fighter jets, valued at several billion dollars, Dassault offers a generous transfer of technology.

But since 2011, Boeing has sought to tip the balance in favor of strengthening its commercial ties with Brazil. Boeing and the aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced in June included the intention to cooperate on the development of the KC-390 Embraer, a military transport aircraft and refueling.

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