Dilma should keep military commanders, says Jobim
Jornal do Comercio , Dec 13
The President-elect Rousseff, should remain in her government, the three commanders of the Armed Forces: Enzo Peri, Army; Julio Soares Neto, Navy, and Juniti Saito, Air Force. The information is from Defense Minister Nelson Jobim.
I will discuss (the issue) with Dilma next week. But the trend is for maintenance," he said.
Jobim also said Dilma should talk with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to discuss the purchase of 36 fighter jets to the Brazilian Air Force. In this conversation will be decided whether the purchase will be announced later this month or in the early months of the new government.
The competition for the sale of fighter jets involves the Rafale, the French Dassault, Gripen, the Swedish company Saab, and the F-18 manufactured by US-based Boeing. The Brazilian government treats the issue as not only the purchase of new aircraft, but as an agreement that involves transfer of technology.