SAS A340 wrote:
The Brazilian Air Force has a requirement for 108 Gripens, to be delivered in three batches, finances changes over time, but a second batch is very likely for another 36. They would also be the provider of the Gripen in case of any sales to another customer in South America.
Thanks. Do you know the planned capacity of the Sao Paulo FAL? And will any export orders be supplied by slots for FAB being re-allocated for export?
I’m far less confident on Brazil getting 108 Gripens as I stated in reply #45.
The FAL capacity isn’t huge, I believe the original plan was to have 15 Brazil assembled Gripens out of the 36 total ordered, including all F models, but not sure if that plan has changed. I can’t see any exports to South America either, not exactly a long list of nations that both want new fighter jets and have decent relations with Brazil but even if they did given how long it would take to select and then build the aircraft I expect the line would be reasonably free for deliveries.