Brazil puts brakes on $7 billion fighter contract

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Andrew Elwell

Brazil has pushed back its decision to award the $7 billion contract for 36 next generation fighters by six months, according to an Air Force statement sent to AFP. This is the fourth time Brazil has extended the bidding window. The fighters still under consideration are Dassault’s Rafale, which recently got the nod from the Indian government for its $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) programme; Saab’s Gripen aircraft; and Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet....
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