The Brazilian Minister of the Defense, Nelson Jobim, denied today, 14, in Buenos Aires that president Dilma Rousseff has signalled her preference by the supersonic aircrafts F-18, of the company Boeing, of the United States to equip the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The rumor arose in the press after meeting of the president with the secretary of the Treasure of the United States, Timothy Geithner, in Brasilia, last week.
“She did not take any decision . That was created by the press. I am going to discuss that with her in the Tuesday “, said Jobim. According to the minister, the North American company would be informing about the possible preference of the president. “That is Boeing that is saying. By obvious interests”, affirmed.
Jobim, that traveled to Buenos Aires for sign agreements in the area of Defense between Brazil and Argentina, denied that is discredited by the president. “It I had been discredited I, would not be here”. Jobim affirmed that Boeing has against itself the American legislation, that complicates the transference of technology, one of the main demands of the Brazilian government for carry out the purchase of the aircrafts.