Offer includes Dassault partnership with Embraer
Defesa@Net 10 Novembro 2009
De São José dos Campos Sao Jose dos Campos
Considered to be the preferred strategic partner of Brazil by President Lula, Dassault, a finalist in the competition for the purchase of 36 fighter jets to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), proposed to the unrestricted transfer of technology for 67 projects in Brazil. According to Dassault, supply delivered to the Air Force Command in late October, covering more than 100% of the purchase contract of fighters, estimated at U.S. $ 4 billion.
According to the company, the consortium has committed to make the assembly, in Brazil, 30 of the 36 fighters that will be purchased by the program F-X2, with parts manufactured in Brazil by Brazilian companies. "Faremos a montagem no Brasil a partir do sétimo caça, com linha de fabricação na Embraer", afirmou um porta-voz. "We will do the assembly in Brazil from the seventh game, with the manufacturing line at Embraer," said a spokesman.
He said the consortium expects at least 50% of the parts of the Rafale is produced in Brazil until the final delivery of 36 aircraft under this first contract, but there is a possibility in the future, the FAB to buy 120 fighter jets. . "We not only small parts, but also structural parts such as wings, which will be manufactured by Embraer, if we win this contract," he said.
The president of the Aerospace Industries Association of Brazil (AIAB), Walter Bartels points out that the new projects for the acquisition of defense equipment should promote technological autonomy of the Brazilian industry. "The process of technology transfer occurs when there is innovation or technological development within the industry. "
Bartels cites the case of the AMX, done in cooperation with Italian companies and the government. "Brazil has paid 30% of its development and dominated 100% of the plane."
The industrial cooperation program, plus the package of technology transfer, proposed by Dassault, provides for the creation of three thousand direct and indirect jobs in Brazil, for a period of 10 years. This figure, according to the executive, may be extended to 24 thousand, with the manufacturing activities of the fighters in the aerospace industries of Singapore and also the transfer of technology through the creation of many products.
Embraer, according to the executive, is the leading Rafale cooperation of the consortium, together with the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA), both in Sao Jose dos Campos (SP). As a manufacturer and integrator of aerospace systems, the Company will have full autonomy to lead in cooperation with the Brazilian industry, adaptations and improvements in the future Rafale aircraft and its systems," the Consortium Rafale in the document.
Cooperate with Embraer, according to a spokesman for Dassault, will expand the knowledge of the company, giving it autonomy to perform independently, the design of the next generation of Brazilian fighters. "The Brazilian industry and especially the Company, acquired new technological capabilities with the AMX program. With the Rafale they can go far beyond what won with AMX," says the executive.
As promised by French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his visit to Brazil on September 7, the consortium Rafale reinforces its interest in supporting the development of the KC-390 freighter, and CEO. This partnership can be accomplished by the transfer of technology in the field of key domain and highly sensitive Systems Digital Flight Control System (DFCS)
.It is important to emphasize that the technology DFCS are dominated by very few companies in the world and desired by many," said the spokesman.
The transfer of sensitive technologies, which Brazil does not have the domain, is also one of the highlights of the Consortium's bid Rafale,said the spokesman for the company. The approval for unrestricted transfer of technology, according to the executive, has been officially notified to the Air Force Command by French authorities.
Among the technologies considered essential offered by firms of the Dassault consortium : aeromecanica integration of arms and cocoons (?), engineering of the airframe, software, radar and mission system technologies of digital flight control, engine integration, applications pyrotechnic space, network design systems unmanned aerial vehicles, among others.