Just a quick post to highlight an RIA Novosti article about Russia’s attempts to win a tender to supply the Brazilian Air Force with modern fighter jets.
The Brazilian Air Force has a combat capacity way below the country’s economic potential, especially considering how hard it is working to enhance its global political role.
It seems like a lot of South American countries are militarily underpowered compared to their GDP. Really, that’s a good thing – underpowered but well matched militaries should equal reduced chance of serious conflict.
But for the arms industry, and particularly the Russian arms industry, this also represents a massive opportunity. It will be interesting to see how this tender develops.