- The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recommends [PDF] to grow US-Brazil defense trade through the promotion of corporate partnerships and easing technology transfer. The Institute for National Strategic Studies makes a similar assessment [PDF] and notes that Franco-Brazilian deals are underpinned by external financing. The Pentagon reached a similar conclusion in its talks with India: these big emerging countries want more than just trade out of defense deals.
- Brazil’s Embraer is leading the consortium which last week won the first phase of the SISFRON border security project. The firm is following the Boeing model with a separate defense company with its own CEO and is aiming to reach the $1B/year threshold this year.
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