Boeing Delivers Super Hornet Proposal to Brazil For F-X2 Competition
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15, 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] delivered a detailed proposal July 30 offering its advanced F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Brazilian Air Force as part of Brazil's F-X2 fighter competition.
"International interest in the combat-proven Super Hornet continues to increase, and Boeing is honored Brazil is considering the Super Hornet to meet its near-term defense requirements," said Bob Gower, F/A-18 and EA-18 Programs vice president, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
Boeing received a Request for Information from the government of Brazil on June 12. The stated initial requirement is for 36 aircraft, with the potential for up to 120 aircraft.
Interesting development. Note that Lockheed's F-16 was dropped from the F-X2 competition, replaced by its F-35.
EMBRAER WILL SUPPLY THE SUPER TUCANO TO THE CHILEAN AIR FORCE Aircraft will be used on tactical training missions
São José dos Campos, August 15, 2008 – Embraer and the Fuerza Aérea de Chile,(FACh) signed a contract, today, for the sale of 12 Super Tucano aircraft. This is the end result of a public bid held by the FACh, which chose the airplane manufactured by Embraer as the best solution for the tactical training of its pilots. The first Super Tucano should be delivered in the second half of 2009.
The Super Tucano is currently operated by the Brazilian and Colombian Air Forces, for successfully training pilots and high-precision light attack procedures on internal security missions. The Embraer proposal chosen by the FACh includes a broad Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) package and an advanced Training and Operation Support System (TOSS), covering not only the aircraft but, also, ground support stations.
Seems like the Super Tucanos are taking off in export orders. Colombia's successful and widely reported attack on FARC rebels inside Ecuador territory might have turned heads.
[Edited 2008-08-15 16:49:14]