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.
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