New York, Delray Beach (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Latin America / Caribbean) Jan 23, 2011
Competitors likely have new shot at Brazil jet deal A postponement of a multibillion-dollar deal to purchase fighter jets could reopen Brazil's market to competitors. The country's government was said to have been swayed toward France's Rafale due to a sales trip by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, but former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva backtracked, and new President Dilma Rousseff has ordered a further examination of options. Jan 20, 2011
Aeroeletronica, Elbit Systems Aeroeletronica (AEL), the Brazilian subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has been awarded a contract to supply the latter's Hermes 450 unmanned air vehicles to the Brazilian air force. Confirmed by Elbit on 19 January, the initial order will help to meet the air force's objective of standing up an independent UAV capability. Jan 19, 2011
Embraer Embraer has received a contract for the structural overhaul of 43 of the Brazilian air force's AMX strike aircraft. The work supports a wider modernisation effort already funded by the service. Announced on 17 January, the...