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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Pakistan cancels order for Turkish T-129 helicopters to switch to Chinese Z-10

In 2018, the Turkish aeronautical industry had achieved remarkable success by signing with Pakistan the sale of 30 T-129 ATAK combat helicopters, a locally made helicopter derived from the Italian A-129 Mangusta. This $1,5 billion contract was then the largest export contract ever won by this industry, allowing Ankara to nurture the hope of positioning itself as an international player in this market firmly held by the Americans, Europeans and Russians for several decades. With the military intervention in Syria, and the acquisition of batteries of S-400 anti-aircraft systems from Moscow, Turkey has however, from 2019, been the subject…

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What are the consequences of Pakistan's acquisition of 25 Chinese J-10CE fighters?

It has been 13 years, since 2008, that the Pakistani authorities have been studying the possibility of acquiring a fleet of single-engine J-10 fighters from Beijing, and many rumors have announced the order as imminent on several occasions. It is now done, since they have confirmed having signed a contract to acquire 25 J-10CE, export version of the J-10C in service within the air forces of the People's Liberation Army, in order to equip two squadrons of 12 aircraft. If the amount of the contract is not mentioned, its calendar seems particularly short, since it is a question of presenting the new device during the celebrations of the day of the Republic,…

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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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What are modern Corvettes worth?

During the Second World War, corvettes were ships of limited tonnage, 1000 tons for the very prolific Flower class of the Royal Navy, intended to escort convoys against underwater threats and secure the coasts. Over the years, corvettes disappeared from the majority of large modern navies, replaced by heavier and more versatile frigates or less expensive missile patrol boats, while the threat on the coasts faded and that anti-submarine warfare needs were dealt with more by the submarines themselves, and maritime patrol aircraft. However, in recent years,…

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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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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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Pakistan receives first Chinese-made VT4 heavy tanks

Chinese industry clearly wants to make an impression in this period of limited global activity in the defense industry, by highlighting the execution of its contracts, whether for the national forces or for the export. This is how the armored vehicle manufacturer NORINCO, considered today as the world leader in this market, announced that it had started delivering the first batch of VT4 heavy tanks ordered by Pakistan. Just a year ago, the Pakistani authorities announced the order for 240 Chinese VT4 heavy tanks, an export version of the Type 99 tanks in service in the PLA, alongside…

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Deadly artillery duel between Indian and Pakistani armies

On April 10, Indian armed forces unleashed massive artillery fire against Pakistani forces facing them in Dudhnial province along the line of control along the Kishanganga river bordering Kashmir. According to the statement from the Indian General Staff, 15 Pakistani soldiers and 8 terrorists were neutralized by this attack. The Pakistani press release speaks of one death and five seriously injured. The Indian offensive followed a terrorist attack in Kashmir which took place on April 5 in the Keran region, and which resulted in the death of 5 members of the…

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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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