Brazil Interested in F-18 Aircraft for the São Paulo

The government of Brazil is contemplating the purchase of 28 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aircraft, to upgrade the fleet on their aircraft carrier, the São Paulo. (Brazil bought the São Paulo from France in 2000.) I think strengthening the US-Brazilian bilateral relationship is important and military cooperation is a part of that, but I have to wonder if Sino-Brazilian military exercises on the carrier is going to affect whether this sale could get approved by the Pentagon. It seems the chances of the Chinese looking under the hood at US military technology to be pretty high if they are training on a carrier stocked full with F-18s.

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Brazil Interested in F-18 Aircraft for the São Paulo

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