US/Britain continue to lose their technological edge in weapons as Brazil picks Sweden’s Gripen fighter jet

Brazil picks Sweden’s Gripen fighter jet (via AFP)

Swedish aerospace maker Saab won a $5 billion contract to equip the Brazilian air force with 36 new fighter jets, Defense Minister Celso Amorim announced Wednesday. Saab’s Gripen, a state-of-the-art multi-role fighter jet, beat its two rivals — the…

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