Argentina and China agree fighter aircraft working group

viernes, 6 de febrero de 2015



The working group, which was discussed during a visit by between Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to Beijing from 2 to 5 February, will look at the possible transfer of a range of military equipment to Buenos Aries. Chief among this equipment is either the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) FC-1/JF-17 or the CAC J-10 fighter aircraft.

Ahead of any transfer of aircraft, the working group will examine means by which the FAA might integrate such aircraft into its inventory, and support them once in service. Argentina stands to receive 14 fighter aircraft should the proposed transfer go ahead, though no timelines have been revealed.


ANALYSIS: http://www.janes.com/article/48726/argentina-and-china-agree-fighter-aircraft-working-group

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http://avherald.com/h?article=48145bb3&opt=0

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