Brazil reaches financial deal with Sweden on Saab fighter planes

miércoles 29 de julio de 2015 11:57 GYT

BRASILIA, July 29 (Reuters) - Brazil has reached agreement with the Swedish government on the financing of a $5.4 billion sale of 36 Gripen fighters to the Brazilian Air Force, a Brazilian Defense Ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Protracted talks over the terms of the financing had delayed a final agreement on the fighter planes. The ministry planned to release details on the agreement later in the day.

The first Gripens are slated to be delivered to Brazil in 2019. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Christian Plumb and Chizu Nomiyama)