Argentina is interested in the Israeli Kfir and the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 to modernize its air forces

Prior to the Falklands War, in 1983, the Argentine Air Force fielded nearly a hundred modern Dassault Mirage IIIEA, IAI Dagger (unlicensed copy of the Mirage V) and A-4B/C/P Skyhawk fighters, while the naval air forces had about twenty A-4Q Skyhawk aircraft and 6 Dassault Super-Etendards, making it one of the most powerful and best equipped air forces in South America. If the Falklands War heavily dented these numbers, with the loss of 22 Skyhawks, 11 Daggers and 2 Mirage IIIs, it was mainly Western sanctions and the consequences of repeated economic crises...

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Argentina takes one step closer to acquiring Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 Block III fighters

Since the end of the Falklands War, the Argentine government has faced an unfailing blockade from London to prevent it from acquiring new combat aircraft. It is true that with two destroyers, two frigates, a container ship and a Royal Navy assault ship to be credited to Argentine pilots at the controls of their Mirage, Skyhawk and Super-Etendard, we understand that the The hypothesis of seeing Buenos Aires once again acquire a modern air force may hardly please the British authorities. Since all Western combat aircraft are equipped with ejection seats from the British manufacturer Martin Baker, the opposition of…

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Pakistan reportedly ordered 36 J-10C fighters from Beijing

Definitely, the entry into service of the first Indian Rafales continues to provoke notable reactions at the country's borders. After the reinforcement of the Chinese defensive system near the Ladakh and Doklam plateaus, and a press campaign bordering on the ridiculous to present the superiority of Chinese planes against the new Indian machine, it is Pakistan's turn to respond, again through Beijing. Indeed, according to many Pakistani Defense-oriented information sites, the country has formalized an order for 36 J-10C single-jet fighters to replace its venerable Mirage III in attack missions, and above all…

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Bangladesh launches competition to acquire 16 modern multi-purpose fighters

While the whole of Asia seems to be embarking on a vast movement of rapid rearmament, the authorities of Bangladesh have just announced the launch of a procedure aimed at acquiring, on the 2021/2022 budget, 16 combat aircraft modern multi-purpose vehicles as part of its “Forces Objectives 2030” plan. For this, the country is planning an exceptional line of credit financed directly at the state level, and not impacting the budget of the Ministry of Defense, in the amount of 25 Crore de taka, i.e. €000 billion. , with a provision of 2,42% i.e. Taka 25 Crore / €7500 m from the 600/2021 budget and financing by…

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From the F16 Viper to the JF-17 Thunder, do light fighters still have a role to play?

If Defense news today gives pride of place to heavy or medium combat aircraft, such as the F35, the Rafale or the Su35, lighter fighters continue to represent a large part of the fighter fleets in the world. Economical to buy and use, these aircraft allow countries without great means to acquire air capabilities and the largest nations to expand their fleets to be able to respond to all requests and scenarios. operational. In this article, we are going to present some of the light fighters in present or future staffing in the air forces, to know some…

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Ukraine to rapidly renew fighter jets

The Military Council of the Ukrainian Air Force Command recently approved its new forward-looking plan, the Air Force Vision 2035. This document finally validates the acquisition of new combat aircraft for the Ukrainian Air Force, which is suffering at the time of the age of its devices and enormous maintenance difficulties. Indeed, most Ukrainian aircraft are of Russian or Soviet origin. However, since the annexation of Crimea by Russia, Moscow is logically no longer considered a reliable supplier for the Ukrainian armed forces. For the first time, the future pillar of Ukrainian air defense will therefore not be a MiG…

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JF-17 Block III could interest Ukrainian air force

According to the DefenseWorld.net site, Ukraine would have shown interest in the JF-17 Block III, the latest variant of the light fighter jointly developed by Pakistan and China. Such a sale could serve as a showcase for the JF-17 BkIII, but there is still no guarantee that the Ukrainian Air Force will have the means to make this purchase, however economical this light fighter may be. On March 6, a delegation from the Ukrainian Air Force visited the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra, where the JF-17 Block III production line is located. Much more than a routine visit, this event had apparently…

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Chinese GAIC FTC-2000G attack plane finds first customer in Southeast Asia

The information was revealed by the Chinese press and confirmed by representatives of GAIC (Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation) and the Chinese Ministry of Defense: the FTC-2000G combat aircraft has found a first export customer less than a year and a half after its first flight. The contract was reportedly signed in January, and covers an unknown number of devices. Moreover, the identity of the launch customer for this small two-seater fighter also remains secret for the moment, even if Burma appears at the top of the predictions. According to the information disclosed, we only know that the client is located in Southeast Asia, and that…

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Nigeria receives new Chinese VT4 tanks and SH5 self-propelled guns

To say that China is deploying treasures of diplomacy in Africa to establish itself as the central partner of African states would still be an understatement. If part of the Chinese diplomatic effort is concentrated in the Indo-Pacific zone along the "New Silk Roads", the effort carried out in Africa is without precedent, and aims neither more nor less than to replace the role predominance of the former colonial powers in these countries. The Chinese strategy on this continent is based on a set of loans at preferential rates, economic partnerships, political support and economic aid, to the point of now exceeding the weight of the Europeans and the United States.…

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Modernization of the Pakistan Navy advances at high speed

The rapprochement between Beijing and Islamabad no longer needs to be demonstrated, particularly with regard to military cooperation and defense equipment. Following the tensions between the Pakistani and American authorities under cover of complacency observed vis-à-vis the Taliban rebels and Afghan Islamists, and in particular Osama Bin Laden, whose retirement had been identified by the Pakistani secret services since 2009, triggered an uninterrupted series of new sanctions since 2011. Already close to Beijing on defense issues, particularly vis-à-vis the hereditary enemy of India, Islamabad has therefore accelerated its change of allegiance, and switched the majority of its programs military imported to…

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