RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazilian Defense Minister Jacques Wagner did not rule out a possible sale of JAS 39E Gripen NG fighters to Argentina at the LAAD defense show here, but industry sources still confirm that such a deal is hypothetical at best, and local observers suggest that the discussion between Brazil and Argentina has more to do with local and regional politics than industrial and military reality. First of all, observers note, it will be eight years – “minimum, if all ...

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