Jobim reaffirms advantage of French fighters for FAB
By Rodrigo Viga Gaier
During an event that was attended by Minister of Economy of France and representatives of the French factory of Rafale, the Defense Minister Nelson Jobim, reiterated that the French aircraft are the best in terms of technology transfer
in the bidding to renew its fleet of FAB.
France is a technological autonomy ... since the U.S. legislation creates a number of possibilities for the state to block a particular transfer of technology
," Jobim told reporters late on Friday, recalling that in these cases the U.S. State itself pays an indemnity for breach of contract for technology transfer.
For France it is easier. The transfer of technology, France has much more credibility
," Jobim said, noting, however, that other aspects like price and maintenance will also be analyzed in the choice of new combat aircraft of the Air Force (FAB).
...We're not buying fighter jets, but a technological package. This is the main factor. We're buying knowledge, without knowledge has no business,
" the minister told journalists at a dinner hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for France to honor Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a person of the year. In 2009 the award was given to the Minister of Defence.
President Lula stressed in his speech that there is a great harmony between Brazil and France in various fields and maintained the continuity of the strategic partnership between the two countries