True honestly lol , EFT + Gripen would a dream thoughif we replace entire fighter fleet with gripen , we can get ToT. Initial batch can be bought from sweden and later batches ( for expansion of the number of squadrons ) can be assembled in BD.
Sweden is a neutral country , so i guess it aligns with our foreign policy . US wouldn't mind giving us the engine for gripen since they offered F-16V/18E to us.
ppl over here talking about sanctions and arms embargo on BD , bruh please remember that BD is not one of those countries that gets sanctioned.
If BAF goes for EFT because of longer range (required for maritime strike) , i wouldn't mind. Latest variants can go toe to toe with F-15EX.
Just that we will save some money and pehaps get ToT for gripens.