Nelson Jobim, Brazil’s defense minister, told the country’s congress last week that the Dassault Rafale was the only one of the three fighter contenders that fully met the government’s technology transfer requirements. Jobim also reportedly suggested the ministry would submit its final technical report to the government on the choice of fighter within two weeks. The Boeing F/A-18E/F and Saab Gripen NG are the other contenders.

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