As Brazil’s first Gripen E fighter moves down Saab’s assembly line, the final piece of the F-39 variant’s weapons package—a beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile—is still missing, but not forgotten.  A new air-launched version of South Africa’s Umkhonto surface-to-air missile has emerged to compete over the long term to fill the long-range, radar-guided missile requirement for the Brazilian Air Force.  Discussions have opened between the ...


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