Strange as it might seem, a fifth-generation light-fighter program could just be one long-term outcome of a Brazilian or Indian combat aircraft decision, should the Gripen NG emerge as the victor. If either nation opts for the Saab platform, Gripen International is dangling the potential to codevelop a low-observable combat aircraft as part of a strategic alliance. Industry executives cast the project in terms of breaking the “cartel” of U.S. and European nations that continue to ...

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