RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Infodefensa newspaper traveled to Brasilia to attend an event hosted by the Brazilian Air Force Command (FAB), where the head of the institution, Brigadier Lieutenant Carlos Almeida Baptista Jr., gave a detailed overview of the armed forces and reported that the second batch of Gripen aircraft Brazil will order from Saab would include 26 units, bringing the country's fleet of this type of fighter to a total of 66 aircraft.
Completing this second batch, Baptista Jr. said, is the top priority of his mandate.
The aircraft, which were initially to be manufactured partly in Sweden . . .