Argentina is reportedly in negotiations with France to purchase 12 F-1 Mirage fighter aircraft and Mirage 2000 and some engines to use for 20 Argentina Pucaras aircraft that are grounded.
The context of the acquisition evolved favourably due to the agreement between the two ministers to circumscribe the operation to a "state within state" to avoid intermediaries and take advantage of the new climate of trust established between the two countries.
"The Argentina Air Force cannot do without supersonic aircraft. Our pilots must be able to train in modern appliances," Argentinian Defense Minister Julio Martinez was quoted as saying by French La Nacion during his visit to France Wednesday. "The transaction provides excellent value and very favourable conditions."
Martinez refused however to advance amounts, modes of operation and payment deadlines because "negotiations are not finished."
He also acknowledged that even if the United States proposed the country selling their supersonic F-16, the "French option" is more consistent with the needs of the country: "The time of flight of the F-16 makes them almost prohibitively" he said.
The United States has authorized a $80 million sale of Bell 412EP helicopters to Argentina, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said on Wednesday. "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Argentina for Bell 412EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $80 million," a DSCA release stated
Saab has ruled out selling 24 Gripen E/F combat aircraft to Argentina, as such a deal would face an opposition from Britain, a senior company representative told reporters on 27 April. Britain provides some 30 percent of the Gripen's content, including the radar on its next-generation Gripen E/F
Argentina has reached a deal for 20 Chinese FC-1/JF-17 Thunder fighter jets produced by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation, according to Breitbart News. The move follows a three-day visit by Argentina's President Kristina de Kirchner to Beijing last week, in which the country secured 15 economic agreements and significant financial investment to bolster its failing economy
Argentine President Mauricio Macri has given the go-ahead for the purchase of five Super-Etendards, a French carrier-borne strike fighter aircraft designed by Dassault-Breguet, for the Navy for an estimated amount of about 12 million euros, according to a report in French daily La Tribune. However, the report has stated that the Argentinian government is yet to make payments
A Greek Mirage 2000 fighter jet has malfunctioned during a training exercise involving simulated fight between the two aircraft of 332 Air Force Squadron. A Greek Air Force Mirage 2000 fell in the area of Skopelos island during an exercise at Monday noon; the pilot is safe in hospital,
The Argentinean Naval Aviation Command has issued an operational requirement to carry out modernization of its T-34 C1 Turbo Mentor trainer aircraft. The upgrade includes the cabin of the aircraft, Forecast International reported Tuesday
L-3 Communications Platform Integration division has delivered an upgraded C-130 aircraft to Argentina as part of a US Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The delivery was the first of five aircraft scheduled to receive avionics and systems modernization
France tested a M51 strategic ballistic missile by a nuclear-powered submarine, Triumphant early Friday morning. The missile was monitored throughout its flight phase from the test center of the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), including the test and telemetry ship “Monge”,
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