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Old 10-04-2015, 03:06 PM
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Default Block 60 Kfir Fighters for Argentina

In a surprise turn of events, Argentina - which had been negotiating with China for the possible buy of Chinese-built JF-17 fighters has instead opted to buy refurbished Block 60 Kfir fighters.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-s...00038&cid=1101

China had originally offered both the JF-17 (which is a short range fighter built for Pakistan, but which has not been purchased by the Chinese air force), and the much larger J-10:
http://www.janes.com/article/49002/c...typhoon-beater
http://www.defensenews.com/story/def...ters/23602417/

Argentina had reportedly down-selected to the JF-17, due to the high cost of the J-10:
http://www.defenseworld.net/news/121...a#.VhE-PGb3bCQ

This latest article, however, suggests that Argentina was insisting on outfitting the fighters with an Israeli avionics suite, and that the deal ultimately crashed over China's unwillingness to supply anti-shipping missiles with the aircraft.
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