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Argentine Air Force mission in Denmark considering purchase of F-16 warplanes

Friday, November 18th 2022 - 18:53 UTC
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A team from the Argentine Air Force is in Denmark reviewing the possibility of purchasing F-16 A/B MLU fighter-bomber jets from that country in the last assessment round before a decision on the matter is made no later than 2023. Read full article

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  • Dirk Dikkler

    Here we go again! what does Argentina need these aircraft for???? Invading the Falklands perhaps?

    Nov 18th, 2022 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    TWIMC....

    - Yet again PenguinPress publishing a fantasy story about “possible” fighter planes aquisitions by Argentina...

    - Consulting their archives..., one can see that PenguinPress publishes...,in average..., about three of these fantasy-figments yearly...

    - Pakistan..., South Korea..., Taiwan..., Israel..., China..., India..., Russia..., Sweden..., France..., et alia stories have been concocted in the past...

    - All of them completely false...!

    Let's take the above “article”as a perfect example..., shall we...?
    - How is the Danish government..., in November 2022..., supposed to sell its auld F16 fighters to Argentina when the same Danish government..., in June 2022..., decided to keep their auld F16 fighters until the end of 2027...?
    https://www.altinget.dk/forsvar/artikel/ekstra-f-16-fly-skal-holdes-paa-vingerne-frem-til-xxxx

    Huhhhhhhh...?

    Nov 19th, 2022 - 08:25 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Shogun

    Rated as questionable
    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/mercopress/

    A deeper search reveals that whilst being based in Montevideo,
    its headquarters are apparently in Alabama USA

    Nov 19th, 2022 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Argentine citizen

    @dirkdikkler Argentina is not in a position to invade the Malvinas, or any country, in the short or medium term. The defense budgets of the last 20 years were invested in maintaining the human resources of the armed forces in danger and maintaining the training of pilots. Mainly the budget was invested in more nuclear development, the condor and tronador rocket “for peaceful purposes” and in launching some satellites. The plane that the Argentine air force is looking to buy is the chengdu F17 thunder of generation 4+, due to the low maintenance cost, easy operability... It will serve to maintain squadrons of pilots and then maybe later go for the J10 or J17. The only thing that Argentina can do in the short term is to make the defense budget of the islands more expensive, taking it from £500 million to £2000 or 3000 per year. sitting down to wait for the minimum moment of vulnerability.. all this flirtation that we see with the consultations for the f16 are just a screen to reach better agreements with china

    Nov 20th, 2022 - 09:22 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “in November 2022..., supposed to sell … F16 fighters to Argentina when..., in June 2022..., decided to keep their auld F16 fighters until the end of 2027...?”

    That would be consistent with a government that had a change of policy, after five months.

    “The only thing that Argentina can do in the short term is to make the defense budget of the islands more expensive, taking it from £500 million to £2000 or 3000 per year.”

    If wishes were horses beggars would ride.

    “Falklands War Cost-Benefit Analysis

    The price of war

    Although the Falklands War had a very noticeable short-term impact on defense expenditure, the impact was not long-lasting. Notwithstanding the first few years after the conflict, when South Atlantic expenditure was greatly consumed by the construction of RAF Mount Pleasant (operational from 1986), the amount spent wasn't overly significant. In 1986-7, it was only 2.23% of total defense expenditure, and by 1989-90, a mere 0.33%. At their height (1982-3), the war's effects represented only 6.76% of total defense expenditure.

    Fortress Falklands
    On 2nd January 1984, the construction of Mt Pleasant airfield began on schedule, becoming fully operational in 1986. Notwithstanding the initial outlay to build the new complex, RAF Mt Pleasant would prove to be a cost-saving measure as it enabled transport costs to be cut by over £25 million a year by 1986.”
    http://nikdarlington.blogspot.com/2010/05/falklands-war-cost-benefit-analysis.html

    Nov 22nd, 2022 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse -1

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