Interview: Brazil's Air Force Programme Head Discusses Gripen Acquisition, National Defence Strategy

Georg Mader

Brigadier Jose Crepaldi (right), Head of the Brazilian Air Force’s Programmes Office (Georg Mader) With a combined inventory of 700 fixed-wing and rotary-aircraft, the Brazilian Air Force (Forèa Aêrea Brasileira - FAB) and Naval Aviation (Aviaèäo Naval Brasileira - AvN) flies the largest air-arm in the Southern & Latin American hemisphere and is only second in the Americas after the USAF. As part of its current ‘National Defence Strategy’, a main objective is to suppo...
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