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Brazil Delays Fighter Jet Decision Until 2012

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  1. Lankan Ranger

    Lankan Ranger ELITE MEMBER

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    Brazil Delays Fighter Jet Decision Until 2012

    Brazil is postponing a long-awaited decision on a multi-billion-dollar purchase of 36 fighter jets until next year as a result of massive budget cuts, a Brazilian newspaper reported Feb. 19.

    Major daily O Estado de Sao Paulo cited four unnamed government ministers as saying new President Dilma Rousseff saw no "climate" for the acquisition in 2011, and that such a move in the midst of a $30 billion slash in the year's budget would be an "inconsistency."

    France, Sweden and the United States are vying for the contract, which has an initial value estimated at $4 billion to $7 billion, with the possibility of many more aircraft in the future as the Brazilian Air Force seeks to revamp its fleet of fighters.

    Rousseff met for more than three hours Feb. 15 with Defense Minister Nelson Jobim to discuss the budget restrictions, and while Jobim told reporters that the pending deal would not be impacted by the cuts, he also said there were "no budget expenditures this year" for the fighter contract.

    Jobim also stressed the military would take its time to choose the best bid and begin complex negotiations on technical matters and the terms of the deal, but he said he expected a decision in 2011. Sources in the president's office and the defense ministry told AFP that the purchase process was ongoing.

    The intense competition for the contract has dragged on for years, with Rousseff inheriting the purchase decision from her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

    The shortlist for the jets is made up of the French-made Rafale, Saab Group of Sweden's Gripen NG and the U.S. F/A-18 Super Hornet, and speculation has swirled about which bid is in favor.

    Lula declared a preference for French planes but ultimately left the decision to Rousseff, who has not shown any favoritism during her first 45 days in office.

    Brazil insists on the unrestricted transfer of technology as part of the deal, as it intends to use the vast project to develop its aviation industry and become a regional provider.

    In January, the French defense minister said his country was confident of scooping the contract. Earlier this week the Pentagon assured that Brazil would get a "significant transfer of technology" by buying U.S. fighter planes from The Boeing Co.

    Report: Brazil Delays Fighter Jet Decision Until 2012 - Defense News
     
  2. Lankan Ranger

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    So they want India to select first...........
     
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    i think brazil dnt have any enemy

    gripen will suite them for defensive purpose.
     
  5. Lankan Ranger

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    Economy of Brazil

    GDP

    US$2.023 trillion (nominal)

    US$2.182 trillion (PPP)

    Foreign reserves US$288.6 billion (December 2010)
     
  6. John Doe

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    Man, if you could google this facts that quick, surely you could have googled " Brazil floods FX 2" !

    Heres your answer (again):

    Could Floods Wash Away F-X2?
     
  7. Lankan Ranger

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    India & Brazil seek to build strategic relationship

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    India & Brazil, two of the world's emerging market giants, sought on Monday to forge a strategic relationship between their distant nations and enhance their role as a strong voice of the developing world.

    The two fast-growing economies have come closer in recent years and built a strong relationship based on common positions on key issues such as global trade talks and expansion of the U.N. Security Council.

    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began a three-day visit to India on Sunday, his second in a little over three years, said he wanted to raise those ties to a higher level.

    "We are making our relationship very dynamic, strengthening economic and political alliances into a strategic relationship," he told business leaders from the two countries.

    "We must diversify the components of trade, now restricted to less value-added items," he said, adding that Brazil could offer farm technology to India while New Delhi could offer its expertise in the pharmaceutical sector.

    The two countries are also working on a common position to address climate change ahead of the G8 summit in Germany this week -- which both are attending -- and pushed for India's use of bio-fuels, an area in which Brazil is a world leader.

    "Ethanol, bio-fuels are more than ever emerging as fuel alternatives," Lula said, adding that they helped reduce pollution and dependence on fossil fuels and provided jobs to rural farmers.

    Trade and investment are high on the agenda of Lula's trip and his delegation includes some 100 businessmen.

    Trade between India and Brazil has surged and touched $2.4 billion in 2006. They have also increased investments in each other's fast-growing economies.

    Indian firms have focused on investment and joint ventures in Brazil's pharmaceutical, IT and energy sectors while Brazilian companies have targeted India's infrastructure, food processing and energy sectors.

    The two countries aim to quadruple trade to $10 billion by 2010 and Lula said this goal could be achieved.

    But ahead of the visit, Brazilian officials had complained about New Delhi's hesitation to further open its markets to farm imports and pointed at a fall in Brazilian exports to India by 15 percent to $937 million last year.

    Indian businessmen said they were pushing New Delhi to facilitate easier trade between the two countries and were optimistic about progress.

    "Our two countries have already emerged as the strong voice of developing nations in trade negotiations," Indian Trade Minister Kamal Nath said.

    "We in India hope that the positive signals given to the business community of both sides will further strengthen our relations, leading to further increase in trade and investments between India and Brazil."

    Separately, Brazilian energy giant Petrobras offered a 25-30 percent stake to India's state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp. in three exploration blocks.

    In return, ONGC offered a 15-40 percent stake in its three deep-water blocks on India's east coast, and a preliminary agreement on the deals was expected to be signed shortly.

    The two countries also signed seven agreements, including on cooperation in space, customs and education.

    India, Brazil seek to build strategic relationship | Reuters
     
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    So why is India's best friend Brazil ( according to you ) selling missiles to Pak?
     
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    Brazil is a big country and an emerging power..

    They have to have credible armed forces, not to forget they have one aircraft carrier too.
     
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    then they need SuperHornets, which are supperior to Venesuela's Su30
     
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    Soooo what that really means is that the French are going to go home without any money.
     
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    It is bigger than India's.
     
  13. DelhiDareDevil

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    And your point is, writing in big bold letters trying to troll!