Following the Memorandum of Understanding announced on 11 July 2014,and have signed today an agreement for the joint management of the F-X2 Project for the ian Air Force. “The ian Air Force sees with great enthusiasm this additional incentive to the Brazilian industry, through the companies of the defense sector. This new strategic partnership confirms that we are building a promising future. The defense industry needs to be increasingly strengthened as it is one of the main drivers of scientific and technological development of our country”, said Aeronautics Commander, Air Force Brigadier General Nivaldo Luiz Rossato.
The sale of 36aircraft to Brazil under a contract worth US$ 4.55 Billion provides for a complete, ‘turnkey weapon system’, with comprehensive logistic support that includes training, spare parts, support, planning and maintenance. The order comprises 28 single-seater aircraft (a configuration similar to ’s E model). In addition, Brazil will partner with for the development and production or eight two-seater aircraft. will deliver the aircraft over a period of five years, from 2019 until 2024.
Beginning in the second half of 2015, a team ofengineers and technicians will be based in to conduct initial training in the maintenance and development work for the . This skill and competence will subsequently be transferred to Brazil. and will build an Engineering Centre at ’s industrial plant in Gavião Peixoto, in the state of São Paulo, to support operations of the NG fighters with the Brazilian Air Force.