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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.

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:

Argentina had reportedly down-selected to the JF-17, due to the high cost of the J-10:

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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