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JAS-39 "Gripen" selected winner of the tender for the supply of new fighters of the Brazilian Air Force

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Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim 18 December announced that the Swedish company "Saab" won the tender for the supply of new fighter jets to the Brazilian Air Force.

According to the Minister, after a comprehensive analysis of all factors, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff authorized him to report that the Swedish Gripen NG was selected as the winner of the tender for the supply of 36 fighters.

According to France-Press Agency, Saab, which offered the Gripen air fighter to the Brazilian Air Force, outperformed its competitors, including the French Dassault Aviation with Rafale and the American Boeing with F / A-18 “Super Hornet.

The MoD of Brazil has been implementing a procurement project for the Air Force of modern multi-role fighters since the beginning of 2001. The aircraft are designed to replace the AMX attack aircraft manufactured by Alenia / Embraer, the upgraded American F-5E fighter from Northrop and the newer French Mirage-2000 from Dassault Aviation.

After various problems, Brazil’s leadership decided to resume the procurement program at the end of 2007. American companies Lockheed Martin and Boeing, the European consortium Eurofighter, the Swedish Saab, the French Dassault Aviation and the Russian Sukhoi took part in the tender. In October, 2008 was selected by three bidders as finalists of the tender: the American company Boeing, which presented the F / A-18E / F Super Hornet project, the Swedish Saab with the Gripen NG aircraft and the French Dassau Aviation. "With the fighter" Rafale ". Nevertheless, due to the lack of necessary financial resources, the leadership of Brazil for a long time postponed the announcement of the winner of the tender.

The Gripen, which is the cheapest of the three aircraft that entered the final stage of the competition, can be used to perform a wide range of tasks. The Gripen NG version is developed on the basis of an existing project using innovative technological solutions. The combat capabilities of the aircraft will be significantly increased compared with previous versions. The fighter will be equipped with a more powerful General Electric F414G engine, larger-capacity fuel tanks, which will make it possible to increase the flight range, the weight of weapon systems and payloads. The new radar with AFAR with electronic scanning, upgraded display systems in the cockpit and modern avionics will increase the ability to perform combat missions.



Saab already has experience with Brazil aviation industry as part of the development of the Eriy radar early warning and control system, created on the basis of the EMB-145 aircraft of the Brazilian Embraer company.
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  1. valokordin
    valokordin 23 December 2013 08: 27
    0
    And where are our super cheap and super efficient fighter-bombers, didn’t even reach the finals, or, as usual, didn’t give much to the paw?
    1. Kyrgyz
      Kyrgyz 23 December 2013 08: 38
      +6
      They are not super cheap, there is no infrastructure for their features (pilots), there is no logistics for working with Russia, there are no compatible systems, there is no experience of mutual work at all. For Brazil, such a large-scale purchase from Russia is like creating the Air Force from scratch, and even a quarrel with a major trading partner and creditor, you have to be either on the verge of war or sick at the top of your head to go for it, in general, the SU there was considered just out of respect IMHO .
      1. xetai9977
        xetai9977 23 December 2013 09: 21
        +3
        Glad for the Brazilians. We chose a very good and relatively inexpensive fighter. We would like to ...
        1. Kyrgyz
          Kyrgyz 23 December 2013 10: 42
          -6
          Quote: xetai9977
          We would have such ...

          This is an analogue of su 27 with a number, they will not suit us - the past
          1. iwind
            iwind 23 December 2013 12: 19
            +5
            uh and in what revenge are they analogues?
            The weight of the Su is 16.800 kg gripen- 7.100. These are generally different planes.
            Well, about the past, AFRA moving machine allows you to scan angles up to ± 100 °. Cruising over the sound. Decent combat load of 7.2 tons.
            Although all this has already been discussed recently.
            set of missiles for air defense (air-to-air weapon fit)







            A set of weapons for striking the ground (air-to-ground weapon fit)
        2. avdkrd
          avdkrd 23 December 2013 11: 09
          +3
          Well, about VERY good, doubtful. Where have the SAABs shown themselves to give them superior performance? There are only statements by the manufacturer that the aircraft has super reliable avionics that do not require control and low maintenance, but they also spoke about their cars ..... Not expensive - I see. A single-engine fighter is cheaper by default than a twin-engine fighter. TTX is not prohibitive, but quite on the level. The whole question with whom Brazil was going to fight ....
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 23 December 2013 21: 57
            +2
            Quote: avdkrd
            Where have the SAABs shown themselves to give them superior performance?

            Revealed one pattern.
            Now in large tenders such as Brazil, India, firms that do not produce planes on a massive scale are winning. Their planes are not bad, but as a rule they are bought only by their armies of the countries of the manufacturer. documentation, production technology and transfer to the recipient country. This, of course, saves offices such as SAAB from bankruptcy and gives the buyer the opportunity to increase their technological level to military fighters of the 4th generation.
            Under such conditions, as a rule, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics or Sukhoi will usually not go
            1. Kyrgyz
              Kyrgyz 24 December 2013 07: 04
              +1
              Quote: APASUS
              Their planes are not bad, but as a rule they are bought only by their army of the producer countries.

              Good compared to the lack of aircraft
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  2. Apollo
    Apollo 23 December 2013 08: 27
    +7
    Good morning everyone. hi

    citation Brazilian defense minister Celso Amorim on December 18 announced that the Swedish company Saab won the tender to supply the Brazilian Air Force 36 with new fighters.





    which countries participated in the development
    1. sergey72
      sergey72 23 December 2013 09: 23
      +3
      I remember that in the 70s there was a competition for a fighter for Europe and there were three applicants: F-16, Mirage F1, Saab-37 "Wiggen" ... Wiggen won, but the Americans did not give permission to export the engine (and it was based on as here the American one) as a result the F-16 "won" the competition ... What prevents the staff from repeating this trick?
  3. UzRus
    UzRus 23 December 2013 09: 42
    0
    And cho, is this a really good plane? Is there a controlled traction vector? I wonder which airplane from Sukhoi took part in the tender?
    1. velikoros-xnumx
      velikoros-xnumx 23 December 2013 09: 52
      +4
      Quote: UzRus
      And cho, is this a really good plane?

      I can’t judge not by a specialist, but I heard a lot of positive reviews from people who understand, and the most important is a good price / quality ratio with a relatively low cost of operation, low flight hour cost and ease of maintenance.
      Yes, something similar to us in a light single-engine version with the ability to deliver high-precision strikes on the ground would not hurt us at all
      1. Kyrgyz
        Kyrgyz 23 December 2013 10: 46
        -4
        Quote: velikoros-xnumx
        the most important is a good price / quality ratio with a relatively low cost of operation, low cost of flight hours and ease of maintenance.

        Then with the YAK 130 it was necessary to exhibit
        1. velikoros-xnumx
          velikoros-xnumx 23 December 2013 12: 52
          +3
          Quote: Kyrgyz
          Then with the YAK 130 it was necessary to exhibit

          I think you are joking when comparing a light, training subsonic aircraft, which even in combat training will not have a radar, not to mention a purely training one with a light, but nonetheless full-fledged generation 4+ combat fighter
          1. Kyrgyz
            Kyrgyz 23 December 2013 12: 55
            -4
            Quote: velikoros-xnumx
            I think you are joking when comparing a light, training subsonic plane

            I tied it not to the characteristics of the aircraft, but to the wording cheaply and cheerfully. Brazil 4+ is needed as a pig accordion, an image purchase, you just bought the cheapest one and it seems like a fighter, although someone is inclined to believe that Made in Sweden is an unrecognized genius, but I don’t believe in miracles, an imitation of the Air Force is inexpensive, because I say exaggerating that with the YAK 130 it would be even cheaper, and given the likelihood and methods of application, it would be no worse
            1. velikoros-xnumx
              velikoros-xnumx 23 December 2013 13: 01
              +7
              Quote: Kyrgyz
              I tied it not to the characteristics of the aircraft but to the wording cheaply and cheerfully, Brazil 4+ is needed as a pig accordion

              Then, following your logic, a Po-2 strike aircraft is better. some pluses and cheap and simple, the maintenance is worth a penny. Given its speed and height, even free-falling bombs become high-precision weapons, well, the main feature (given the material of the glider plywood) is almost complete stealth, especially with drowned engines laughing
            2. Odysseus
              Odysseus 23 December 2013 19: 54
              +2
              Quote: Kyrgyz
              just bought the cheapest and it’s kind of like a fighter

              The cheapest ? belay For example, it is significantly more expensive than the Su-30. It is cheap only in relation to the latest modification Rafal.
              1. Kyrgyz
                Kyrgyz 24 December 2013 07: 07
                +1
                Quote: Odyssey
                The cheapest ? For example, it is significantly more expensive than the Su-30. It is cheap only in relation to the latest modification Rafal.

                On the market, this is the cheapest 4th generation aircraft manufactured now and not copied from anyone
                Quote: velikoros-xnumx
                Then, following your logic, a Po-2 strike aircraft is better. some pluses and cheap and simple, maintenance costs mere cents

                Even he would have been good for Brazil, but they would simply laugh, the bookcase cannot be given out as a modern device
                although if you attach Air-to-air, AFAR to it, and raise 1500 pieces at once, I’m not sure that the enemy would be funny laughing
                1. Odysseus
                  Odysseus 24 December 2013 07: 50
                  0
                  Quote: Kyrgyz
                  On the market, this is the cheapest 4th generation aircraft manufactured now and not copied from anyone

                  Someone misled you, both in terms of price and the capabilities of Gripen-NG.
                  "The contract provides for the purchase of 36 Gripen fighters worth about $ 4 billion," that is, more than $ 100 million per plane.
                  This is significantly more expensive than most 4-generation aircraft and much more expensive than all of our aircraft.
                  1. Sigizbarn
                    Sigizbarn 6 May 2014 21: 35
                    0
                    not quite correct price calculation
                    4 billion includes service, pilot training, simulators, spare parts, + additional items.
                    Usually all this is about 30-35% of the total contract amount.
                    By the way, a batch scheme is much preferable to simply selling equipment.
    2. Odysseus
      Odysseus 23 December 2013 19: 09
      +1
      Quote: UzRus
      And cho, is this a really good plane?

      Really good.
      Quote: UzRus
      Is there a controlled traction vector?

      No.
      Quote: UzRus
      I wonder which airplane from Sukhoi took part in the tender?

      Su-35 at the first stage.
  4. Zymran
    Zymran 23 December 2013 12: 45
    +4
    We would have such an airplane.
    1. Kyrgyz
      Kyrgyz 23 December 2013 12: 59
      +2
      Quote: Zymran
      We would have such an airplane.

      Why does Kazakhstan need such an airplane?
      1. Zymran
        Zymran 23 December 2013 13: 07
        +2
        To replace obsolete models.
        1. Kyrgyz
          Kyrgyz 24 December 2013 07: 13
          0
          You have an air defense agreement with Russia, you need Russian airplanes for ease of operation and system compatibility, in addition, the Gripens yesterday are not suitable for war with either your south or your north.
          Gripen in the aviation market is AZLK in the auto market in 92-93 - developments like nothing but new and the manufacturer has no market.
  5. alone
    alone 23 December 2013 19: 22
    0
    The plane is just good. You can’t rot the plane just because it is foreign.
    1. Kyrgyz
      Kyrgyz 24 December 2013 07: 15
      +1
      Then let's align it with the rafals and perhaps the Chinese but not with the leaders, he is not a leader and does not pretend