Argentina analysing more combat aircraft offers

 

05 July 2016

The Argentine government is analysing new offers received for combat airplanes for the Argentine Air Force, Minister of Defence Julio Martínez revealed on 1 July.

The force needs to replace its retired Dassault Mirage fleet and its Lockheed Martin A-4AR Skyhawk (Fightinghawk) aircraft, which are reaching the end of their operational life.

Specifically, Martínez explained that besides offers of Mirage F1s, IAI Kfir C10 and C12, Lockheed Martin F-16s, Mirage 2000s, and Chengdu JF-17s (plus a denied request to the US government for Northrop F-5Es), the MoD has received new offers that include new and second-hand platforms.

Argentina was offered second-hand Italian Air Force AMX attack aircraft that could replace the A-4ARs.

Original post janes.com

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