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Brazil will be part of Saab's global production network

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Lennart Sindahl, the executive director of the aeronautics department of the Swedish company Saab, gave an exclusive interview to the Brazilian media, reports aereo.jor.br 12 of January.


- What part of the contract will Brazilian companies have?

“We want to see Brazilian industry as part of Saab’s global manufacturing base.” In addition, we want Brazil to set up a production line for Gripen fighters, not only to equip its air force, but also to export to other countries.

- Will the final assembly of airplanes in Brazil be conducted using components from Sweden?

- Yes. In addition, we want the components made in Brazil to be installed on the aircraft that will come into service with the air forces of Sweden and Switzerland. Thus, the production of "Gripenov" will be combined into a single chain.

- Opinions have been expressed that the Brazilian air force is thinking of acquiring more Gripen fighter jets

- It would be great. If so, we will continue to cooperate with the Brazilian industry. In the future, we could cooperate and compete simultaneously. India could be a major customer.

- Can Brazil become an exporter of military aircraft?

- Of course. Brazil can repeat its success, which it demonstrates in the production of commercial aircraft. Obviously, it would be more interesting for South American countries to receive planes from Brazil than from Europe.

- What are the company's plans to build a factory in San Bernard?

- I will be there at the end of the month, discuss this issue. At this plant will be the production of individual components and the final assembly of fighters.

- Brazil plans to lease the Gripen fighter jets before 2018, when new aircraft will be delivered. How would this happen?

- Saab does not participate in these negotiations, this is a question that will be discussed by the governments of our countries.

- How will the payment of new 36 fighter?

- Brazil will finance the fighter production itself. We have a lot of work ahead, we need to refine the aircraft. Brazil can pay for the contract from the time the aircraft is delivered

- Spy scandal (exposes the former employee of the NSA, USA Edward Snowden - approx. "VP" had a decisive influence on the choice of the Swedish fighter?

- Of course, it was a difficult situation for the United States, but it has a short-term effect. The US and Brazil have a long-term relationship.

- Saab used this scandal?

- Not. The decision on the tender was made by the Brazilian side solely on the basis of the needs of the Air Force and the possibilities of the Brazilian budget.

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  1. alone
    alone 14 January 2014 21: 11
    +3
    Here is the result of the tender that Grippen won, and it could have been otherwise.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 14 January 2014 21: 18
      +3
      Quote: lonely
      Here is the result of the tender that Grippen won, and it could have been otherwise.
      Read
      Did espionage scandal (exposing former NSA officer Edward Snowden - approx. "VP") have a decisive influence on the choice of the Swedish fighter?


      Deputies of the Brazilian parliament announced their desire to visit Russia to meet with a former U.S. National Security Agency employee, Edward Snowden, to understand the investigation into espionage, U.S. intelligence is listening to telephone conversations of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and have access to electronic correspondence of the first heads of Latin American countries.

      So the Americans didn’t succeed in selling their 36 F / A-18E / F Super Hornet fighters. .
      So from the Swedes Magarych.
      1. sledgehammer102
        sledgehammer102 15 January 2014 03: 53
        +1
        Quote: Vadivak
        So the Americans didn’t succeed in selling their 36 F / A-18E / F Super Hornet fighters. .


        Yes, the proto did not work. Brazil will now have access to a part of production technology
      2. Nayhas
        Nayhas 15 January 2014 07: 32
        0
        Quote: Vadivak

        So the Americans didn’t succeed in selling their 36 F / A-18E / F Super Hornet fighters. .

        Nonsense, SuperHornet and wouldn’t be in the favorites for this competition, Rafal and Grippen fought, despite the fact that Grippen had already won earlier. Nothing depended on Snowden ...
  2. mountain
    mountain 14 January 2014 21: 24
    +3
    For all God's will, God forbid, and we win the tender.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 14 January 2014 21: 27
      +4
      Quote: mountain
      God forbid, and we win the tender.

      Talk about possible shipments of the Su-35 to Brazil has been going on for a long time; according to some reports, behind these rumors lies negotiations on plans for the purchase of Brazilian fifth-generation T-50 fighters for the Brazilian air force.
      1. Samaritan
        Samaritan 15 January 2014 00: 04
        +2
        In the course of the conversation:

        The Russian Su-35 does not participate in the tender, while the true reasons for the absence of the Russian aircraft among the contestants are unknown. At the same time, Rosoboronexport, the United Aircraft Corporation and government officials do not lose hope of obtaining a "Brazilian contract" by conducting "out-of-competition" negotiations.

        The Su-35 obviously has a number of technical advantages that make it the ideal vehicle for Brazil. First of all, it is a twin-engine aircraft with a long flight range, which facilitates operation and increases the reliability of the aircraft in conditions of a rather sparse airfield network and large covered spaces, including over the sea. In terms of armament and equipment capabilities, only the Super Hornet can compete with the Sukhoi. At the same time, it is inferior in flight performance, including range, speed and maneuverability.

        However, given Brazil's growing capabilities as an aircraft power and strong competition, technical advantages alone are not enough to outflank rivals competing in the F-X2 tender. And here two trump cards can play in favor of Russia. The first is the willingness to include Brazil in production cooperation on the Su-35, transferring it to the assembly of "their" vehicles, and possibly the supply of some secondary components. The second is a proposal for joint work on the T-50.
        In the military - the fifth generation machine can fundamentally change the capabilities of the Brazilian Air Force, and the T-50 is almost the only acceptable option here - both politically and economically. As you know, the export of the most powerful 5th generation American fighter - the F-22 Raptor - is prohibited, and the F-35 fighter loses in terms of both the F-22 and its functional counterpart T-50. At the same time, unlike Russia, the United States does not show a desire to include Brazil in production cooperation with its new machine.

        For Russia, such cooperation can be no less beneficial. First, the growth of the market for the T-50 will give this aircraft an additional "fulcrum", ensuring the competitiveness of the aircraft industry in the future. Secondly, Russia may be interested in technological exchange with Brazil in the field of civil aviation. And here both sides have something to offer each other.

        http://www.aviaport.ru/digest/2013/10/17/266001.html
  3. svp67
    svp67 14 January 2014 21: 25
    +3
    Well what can you say - competitors work "in the sweat of their brow", we CANNOT relax ...
    1. waisson
      waisson 14 January 2014 21: 36
      0
      it’s definitely worth relaxing and you are without another contract
  4. Andrey44
    Andrey44 14 January 2014 22: 04
    0
    HERE FELLOWS - WORK.
    PS I'm sorry, but I liked the "biathlon" so much.
    What about the experts? What are the chances? (who plays tanks)?
  5. Eaero
    Eaero 14 January 2014 23: 00
    +2
    About 7-8 years ago, at the request of one company, I chose a business-class aircraft from a line of various manufacturers. As a result, the Brazilian Embraer Legacy 600 was unconditionally selected according to the price / quality ratio. Cooperation with the Brazilians, with their high production culture and good technological equipment, could help the survival of our civil aviation industry. Perhaps the military industry could cooperate in some kind of programs.
  6. Samaritan
    Samaritan 14 January 2014 23: 58
    +1
    Quote: lonely
    Here is the result of the tender that Grippen won, and it could have been otherwise.

    T. E, we also want to give the latest technology and workers' salaries to other countries. Country ??? !!!
    I think that the Swedes signed a death sentence with these contracts, to remind what happened with the Saab automobile or Volvo ??? !!!
  7. AVV
    AVV 15 January 2014 01: 20
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    Quote: mountain
    For all God's will, God forbid, and we win the tender.

    And still ahead !!! And there will be a holiday on our street !!!
  8. Nayhas
    Nayhas 15 January 2014 07: 36
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    In the future, we could cooperate and compete at the same time. India could become a major customer.

    Rolled out a lip ... Hindus with their Tejas will amuse themselves and French Rafale. There is no place for Grippen in the Indian sky ...