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Brazilian Air Force to acquire new IRIS-T missiles

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The December 21 announcement follows the FAB's confirmation of the acquisition of a second batch of MBDA Meteor medium/long-range BVR (Beyond-Visual-Range) missiles.

As reported in November, Saab has delivered the first 4 operational units of the Gripen fighter-bomber to the Brazilian Air Force. The Air Force has been advancing the acquisition of diverse armament to equip the aircraft in the near future.

The IRIS-T missile, along with the MBDA Meteor, will comprise the main air-to-air armament integrating the Brazilian Air Force's F-39 Gripen fighter-bomber . . .

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