Chinese experts: Brazil buy French Rafale fighter aircraft carrier may be used
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reported, three multi-billion dollar bid for the Brazilian Air Force procurement contracts through a technical assessment of all models. Three in the Brazilian air force bid 36 new aircraft models are the French Dassault “Rafale”, the Swedish Saab “Gripen” NG and the U.S. Boeing F/A-18 “Super Hornet” . The French “Rafale” is that the current at a relatively upper hand. Not sold as a record of three generations of semi-fighters, “gust” If what the impact will be to win this bid? Xinhua interview with National Defense University, Professor Li Daguang military.
Xinhua military: Do you think this “gust” in Brazil to win the contract it?
Li Daguang: I think the hope is still very large. Just from the overall performance, the “gust” compared to the Swedish Saab “Gripen” NG and the U.S. Boeing F/A-18 “Super Hornet” has an advantage, after all, it is a Three and a half of the fighters. On the other hand, although the fighter market is subject to political influence factor is relatively large. But I think this area in South America, Brazil, France, to sell “gust” will not be a strong U.S. pressure. And as in other hot spots, such as the Middle East and East Asia, France, under pressure from the United States in order to sell “gust” very difficult.
Xinhua military: Do you think gust exports in Brazil, whether the development of the Brazilian Navy aircraft carrier?
Li Daguang: personally think that this is a “gust” may enter Brazil, another big advantage. Brazil is now the “St. Paul” the carrier is imported from France in 2000, “Foch” aircraft carrier. Although the ship was sold to Brazil, but the original French for “gust” M carrier aircraft pilot has been especially adapted. Brazil is now on the equipment in the carrier is A-4KU “Eagle” fighter, or the second-generation fighter, the future of Brazil is bound to be equipped with more advanced fighters. Technically, “Sao Paulo” aircraft have the equipment, “gust” M carrier-based aircraft possible. The Brazilian navy and air force once both in the equipment “Rafale” fighter, will help significantly reduce the pressure on the logistics to maintain, more comprehensive in terms of cost-effective.
Xinhua military: Prior to this, “gust” No Exit, which is influential on the development of Dassault?
Li Daguang: will certainly be affected, especially as the size of the French Air Force of this country, and its purchases support military aviation industry is difficult. Therefore, from a global point of view, competition is very fierce fighter market, profits in this area will greatly support the development of large-scale military enterprises. If the “gust” Brazil can be orders of billions of dollars in revenue will be helpful in development of the company Dassault.
Xinhua military: The United States has had two kinds of fourth-generation fighter, Russia has just a T-50 flight test aircraft, do you think Europe is there likely to develop the next generation of fighter ?
Li Daguang: I personally believe it will. Although Europe United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy, are involved in the F-35 program, but European countries as a whole, “a” point of view, especially Germany, France or aviation equipment with a complete research system, there will be demand for new generation fighter . For example, the 2005 Paris Air Show, French Dassault company launched the “nEUROn” unmanned stealth fighter project, which is in French fighter of the future development of some of the judgments.