Boeing has said that it will transfer USD1.5 billion worth of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter technology under a direct offset obligation to Brazil, should the aircraft be selected to fulfil the country's F-X2 programme requirement.
On 11 August, a spokeswoman told Jane's: "Our current planned level of direct investment into Brazilian aerospace is USD1.5 billion, and that "the transfer is an offset that would begin very shortly after a contract is signed".
She added that "specific details about the offset proposal are considered sensitive", but that the offset projects will "transfer technology related to military design and production; provide autonomy in key areas of programme support; and develop a broad Brazilian aerospace industry beyond just fighter aircraft through direct involvement with Boeing".
The F-X2 programme will initially cover the acquisition of 36 fighter aircraft (with the possibility of extending this number to 120 in total) to replace the Brazilian Air Force Mirage 2000C, F-5BR and AMX A-1A aircraft when they retire from service. It is valued at approximately USD3.5 billion for the acquisition of the aircraft alone.