Brazil has decided to postpone its decision on whether to buy 36 next-generation fighters until...

|By:, SA News Editor

Brazil has decided to postpone its decision on whether to buy 36 next-generation fighters until next year, adding that there's currently no favorite among those competing for the business. Boeing's (BA +1.2%)F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter planes is one of three rivals in the contest, going head-to-head with Dassault's Rafale fighter and Saab's Gripen. But it faces a big hurdle over concerns about technology transfer restrictions that could be imposed by the U.S.