Rapid Fire Dec. 11, 2012: Who’s Big in Brazil?
- Brazilian news weekly Istoé published an article [in Portuguese] claiming that Brazil’s Air Force is partial to Super Hornets in the ongoing FX-2 competition for 36 fighters. President Rousseff is in France for two days, though discussing the stalled decision to buy Rafales is not officially on the agenda according to the AFP [in French]. Both countries are facing markedly slower economic growth this year.
- South Korea and Turkey have a tight defense relationship but that does not make the Turkish T-129 attack helicopter a guaranteed success in South Korea. Hürriyet.