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Montevideo, July 17th 2019 - 01:02 UTC

Tag: FC-1/JF-17

  • Friday, March 27th 2015 - 07:23 UTC

    Argentina denies purchase of Russian aircraft but admits the Chinese option

    The Argentine minister pointed out that Russia's Su-24 were never under consideration since they are “absolutely inaccessible in terms of value”

    Argentina 'never had in consideration' the possibility of purchasing fighter aircraft from Russia, such as the Sukhoi Su-24, to replace the aging French Mirages to be decommissioned by the end of the year, said Defense minister Agustín Rossi.

  • Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 05:01 UTC

    China prepared to help Argentina recover its air force with new fighter jets

    China's JF-17 fighter partnership in Pakistan has proven a moderately successful pilot for production programs.

    China has agreed to supply Argentina with new fighter jets that will replace its aging fleet of single-engine Dassault Mirage planes. Defense experts said two types of China-developed fighters are likely candidates: the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation-built FC-1/JF-17 and the J-10, according to a report from Chinatopix.

  • Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 22:46 UTC

    Chinese jet fighters, an option to re-equip the Argentine Air Force

    The FC-1/JF-17’s, 'Thunder' or 'Fierce Dragon' is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by Pakistan and China

    China has emerged as a possible supplier of jet fighters to help modernize the Argentine Air Force, depleted since the 1982 Falklands' war, according to reports from Defense News. In effect the FC-1/JF-17’s, 'Thunder' operational with the Pakistani air force and proven in combat could be a suitable, accessible option for the Argentines after the Spanish, French, Israeli offers seem to have fallen through.