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Brazil chooses Swedish fighter jets following NSA scandal

19.12.13 @ 09:16


Following the NSA scandal, Brazil has snubbed US manafacturer Boeing and offered a €3.3bn contract on 36 fighter jets to Swedish Saab AB. "Boeing was very close but then the NSA booted them out of the air," David Fleischer, a political scientist at the University of Brasilia, told the BBC.


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