French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has told Brazilian media that he was confident of selling Rafale fighter jets to Brazil. Brazil is to buy 36 multi-role fighter jets. The Rafale is up against Boeingâ€™s F/A-18 Super Hornet and Saabâ€™s Gripen. â€œWe are confident because we believe that the French offer has the best possible transfer of technology, without equivalent,â€ Fillon said. He is in Brazil for the next three days to promote the aircraft, as well as dealing with other issues. The outcome of the aircraft competition could potentially be significant for Rafaleâ€™s manufacturer Dassault. French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet has told the French publication, Le Monde, that unless the Rafale makes foreign sales the government will have to stop funding its production.