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Brazil F-X2 finalists selected

October 5, 2008
Frans Dely

Copyright Gripen International. Photographer: Frans Dely

On October 1, 2008, Brazil has decided on its 3 finalists for the Fighter Replacement Program: Boeing’s F/A 18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault’s Rafale and BAE’s JAS-39 Gripen.

The Brazilian Air Force also states that the procurement will be for 36 aircraft with deliveries set to commence in 2014.

Three other contenders failed to be selected: EADS Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin’s F-16BR, and Sukhoi’s SU-35.

Sources: Boeing release | Gripen release

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