“Gripen will be a revolution,” says Brazilian Senator Ana Amélia Lemos on her recent visit to the FAB office.
"Even though I was a layman, I was able to recognise a key criteria in the choice of the Swedish plane: technology transfer. People often do not understand the importance of technological development in defence, but we should,” she said.
In October 2014, Saab signed a contract with Brazil to develop 36 Gripen E/F fighters for the Brazilian Air Force. And the most decisive factor for Brazil to go with Saab was its transfer of technology (ToT) offer. The ToT program currently is divided into 50 projects and covers theoretical training, research, and technology programmes. It also includes on-the-job training in Sweden, and production and development work.
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