The F-X2 Project, the Brazilian Air Force’s procurement program for a new fighter, has reached fruition some 15 years after the request for proposals was issued. The winner is an in-development Swedish multirole fighter, the Saab JAS-39 Gripen E/F (New Generation), which defeated its shortlisted competitors, the Dassault Rafale and Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.  Even more decisive than the winning aircraft’s alleged lowest operational cost was its level of technology ...

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