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Boeing Pitches Strike Fighter to Brazilian Government

Aug. 16, 2011
Super Hornet simulator will be available to the Brazilian public for flight demonstrations this week.

Boeing officials this week are in Brazil to drum up support for the company's Super Hornet strike fighter, which is a finalist in Brazil's F-X2 fighter competition.

The company planned to display a flight simulator inside the National Congress Building in Braslia, giving the Brazilian public an opportunity to see the advanced technology inside the single-seat E model and the two-seat F model, Boeing said.

Its 180-degree projection screen offers virtual-reality visibility of cities, forests, roads and buildings, as well as enemy aircraft.

The simulator can demonstrate aerial combat and air-to-ground targeting, navigation and mission-systems operation, according to Boeing. Operators also can practice landing on and taking off from runways or an aircraft carrier.

On Aug. 18, officials from Boeing's Defense, Space and Security unit will participate in a public hearing organized by the National Defense Committee of the Brazilian Senate to discuss the Super Hornet's capabilities, as well as technology transfer and industrial partnership.

Boeing officials are making the case for the company's Super Hornet strike fighter, which is in the running for a major contract in Brazil.
"We look forward to answering any questions that the Brazilian senators may have in regard to Boeing's Super Hornet offering in the F-X2 fighter competition," said Joe McAndrew, BDS vice president of International Business Development for Europe, Israel and the Americas. "In addition to helping Brazil achieve air dominance, Boeing can be a strategic partner in several areas, including education, biofuels, satellites, unmanned systems, networking and critical infrastructure protection." The Super Hornet strike fighter is in service with the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. "The Super Hornet offers Brazil a winning combination of price and capability with advanced technology, high mission readiness, low lifecycle costs, low program risk, production availability, industrial benefits and technology transfer," Boeing said in a news release.

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