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Gripen NGs for Argentina..!

Old 22nd Oct 2014, 14:15
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Gripen NGs for Argentina..!

defense-aerospace.com is today reporting that Argentina and Brazil have signed an agreement to strengthen aerospace cooperation, with a purchase of 24 Gripen NGs produced by Embraer in the works:

Quote: "Minister Agustín Rossi also announced the decision of the Argentine government to begin negotiations to purchase 24 Swedish-designed Gripen NG combat aircraft that will be produced in Brazil. The conditions of purchase, as well as the eventual Argentine participation in the production of these aircraft, will be the subject of negotiations in the coming months between representatives of the two countries."

Interesting ramifications for the Typhoon chaps down in the FI if this comes to pass. I guess Clarkson REALLY upset the Argentinians with that license plate a few weeks ago?!
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 20:48
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An interesting issue with a very long lead time from a country that can't even afford to maintain the mil hardware it already has. The Brasilia angle means this will mean very little to the Typhoon guys in the Falklands, so no worries there.

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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 21:31
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An interesting issue with a very long lead time from a country that can't even afford to maintain the mil hardware it already has.
Are you speaking of the UK or Argentina?
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 21:37
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...and exactly how would Argentina pay for them? Given their previous on debt defaults, I'm not sure who would extend them any form of credit. I'm also guessing that Meteor and AIM-120s won't be on the shopping list.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 21:50
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Yes, West Coast. A good point. I think O-P has made my real point.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 21:58
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Best she starts printing some more Monopoly money then!



I wonder if they'll call the aircraft the 'vulture' after their favourite lenders!

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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 22:00
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Indeed Courtney, just had to take the shot and inject some dark humour.
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AlwYs appreciated. Like I said, it's a good point. Sad, but true!
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 22:05
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Is she holding Argentina's entire contingency reserve?
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 22:20
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Ooh, HS. You mean she's got all that dosh. Hmm. You know, she's not all that bad looking, is she?
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 22:32
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Sounds like a publicity stunt from the Argentines, trying to redeem their selves by beating that big hairy chest...
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 22:37
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Has she got a hairy chest? I'll bet she hasn't got a war chest (In money terms).
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 22:38
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Well the beat the Wallabies a week or two ago!
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 22:40
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Dunno - although I bet she wishes she had one, if she doesn't!

I'd be pissed off too if a Yorkshireman and his mates made me look like a twit.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 22:52
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In all, semi, seriousness. There is a court case running in the US that has effectively shut down all lines of credit for the Argentine Economy. Short off Nationalizing (stealing) other peoples assets, like Repsol, they have no cash, credit or ability to gain either.

I suppose they could buy the NG and then pay a Gizzilion bingo bongos to have something else integrated into the weapon system. On the other hand, Santa needs more help wrapping presents and the Tooth Fairy has a Calcium allergy.
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Interesting ramifications for the Typhoon chaps down in the FI if this comes to pass.
Actually quite handy given the Grippen experience the UK has at Boscombe. Will make life a bit easier in any pre-deployment training rather than having to guess or ask partners and allies for hints and tips.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 22:59
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Jeez, I think Eva Peron is more attractive..... And she's dead.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 23:02
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I'd be pissed off too if a Yorkshireman and his mates made me look like a twit.

Steady on young man.......what's wrong with Yorkshiremen.........some of my best friends are from Yorkshire!
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They did. There is the extra 10 characters.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 23:09
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Ooh, HS. You mean she's got all that dosh. Hmm. You know, she's not all that bad looking, is she?
god forgive me but I'm with Courtney on this one!
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