The Brazilian government has selected the Saab JAS 39E Gripen for its F-X2 next generation fighter requirement. Brasilia has taken more than 12 years to decide on the new fighter, with the selection finally coming on Dec. 18. The Brazilian air force will receive 36 Gripens in the new Gripen E configuration, which has also been ordered by the Swedish air force and selected by the Swiss air force. Brazil’s defense ministry said that the Gripen was the least costly contender and ...

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