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Draken International bought 12 decommissioned Cheetah fighters in South Africa

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The South African industrial group Denel has entered into an agreement with the well-known US private company Draken International to sell the latest 12 Cheetah fighter jets, which were removed from the South African Air Force, reports bmpd.


Draken International bought 12 decommissioned Cheetah fighters in South Africa
Arrived at the Denel Aviation enterprise of the South African group Denel after the decommissioning of the South African Air Force, two-seat combat fighter jets Cheetah D, 27.05.2008.

The aircraft will be delivered from South Africa to the United States by mid-2018.

Cheetah fighters were acquired by the South African military in 1988 from the presence of the Israeli Air Force. In total, the 38 Kfir C2 fighters were purchased, from which American General Electric J79 engines not authorized for export to South Africa were shot. Instead, Atlas (later incorporated into Denel) installed the French Snecma Atar 09K-50 engines it assembled in South Africa.

The resource reminds that just a month ago, Draken International announced that it had acquired 20 fighters produced by Dassault Mirage F.1M, which had been decommissioned from the Spanish Air Force.

This private company is based in Lakeland (Fla.) And specializes in providing the United States Department of Defense (primarily the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps) and other military customers with services to imitate the enemy in training air battles, as air targets, etc. .

According to media reports, it was only from December 2015 of June to June 2017 of the year and only from Nellis airbase in the course of providing services to the US Air Force that Draken International made more than 2600 sorties, flying more than 4000 hours.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 13 December 2017 13: 16 New
    +4
    Upgrade, and give ukroinsky Luftwaffe? wassat
    1. 210ox
      210ox 13 December 2017 13: 18 New
      +1
      Let them study on stools ...
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Upgrade, and give ukroinsky Luftwaffe? wassat
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 13 December 2017 13: 33 New
        +4
        Quote: 210ox
        Let them study on stools ...

        Nothing will come of it: they will either drink it or let it go for firewood.
    2. Baloo
      Baloo 13 December 2017 13: 19 New
      +1
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Upgrade, and give ukroinsky Luftwaffe? wassat

      As flying targets. wink
    3. DenZ
      DenZ 13 December 2017 13: 30 New
      +1
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Upgrade, and give ukroinsky Luftwaffe

      Or bearded colleagues in ISIS (flyers and they can be prepared by friendship).
    4. siberalt
      siberalt 13 December 2017 13: 31 New
      +1
      And for targets they will be repainted in the "MIG" and. Trump will be invited to the shooting. laughing
    5. sevsor
      sevsor 13 December 2017 14: 01 New
      +1
      Do you think that the overseas masters of Ukraine like this will easily give?)) Uh, no ... they will most likely rip them off as new)) Remember the story about an American coal!))) laughing
  2. Prisoner
    Prisoner 13 December 2017 13: 22 New
    0
    Ugly what. Really fly?
    1. san4es
      san4es 13 December 2017 15: 42 New
      +2
      Quote: Captive
      Ugly what. Really fly?

      Ecuadorian Air Force
  3. engineer74
    engineer74 13 December 2017 13: 29 New
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    During the provision of US Air Force services, Draken International aircraft flew more than 2600 sorties, flying over 4000 hours.

    Where do they find so many "kamikaze", to arrange fights on gouged planes? what
  4. ioan-e
    ioan-e 13 December 2017 14: 04 New
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    Quote: Herkulesich
    Upgrade, and give ukroinsky Luftwaffe? wassat

    That don’t give, it’s going to be a backlash! laughing
  5. Gnefredov
    Gnefredov 13 December 2017 14: 08 New
    +5
    In 1987 (if memory serves), the Cheetahs were put into service only, and at the beginning of 1989 I already twisted their steering machine in my hands and studied the control unit (by the way, it’s still .. the shop, as it was in the French Mirage) ..so much so..love and left). But the mechanics are just amazing.
    This is how military intelligence worked in the USSR.
    PS And by the way, the plane is not bad. Change avionics on it and still flies.
  6. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 13 December 2017 15: 40 New
    +1
    Cheetah What the hell is this? It seems he himself served in aviation, and I am interested in this. But this is stupidly I do not know.
    1. Gnefredov
      Gnefredov 13 December 2017 15: 54 New
      +2
      Clone of the French 'Mirage' if briefly and generally. But essentially a very self-contained machine. A huge amount of its own avionics, its own wiring diagram, absolutely own cockpit (even the instrument lighting is orange and not green and not blue). Actually, that’s why its specificity is not well known. I can only add that there "to hell" nodes from the Japanese "Mitsubishi."
      That's what I know for sure.
      1. Sergey Averchenkov
        Sergey Averchenkov 13 December 2017 17: 31 New
        +2
        I just wanted to say thanks. But according to the administration of the site, they did not miss the answer. Thank.
        1. Gnefredov
          Gnefredov 13 December 2017 17: 49 New
          +3
          Thanks to you, too. Really, I didn’t assume that in such a “narrow” topic, the details would be / will be interesting to someone.
          PS Funny, I almost emigrated to South Africa in 1992, namely, as a specialist in aircraft control systems. Fortunately, the first spouse and their own conscience were not allowed. What I am glad to this day.
    2. omit
      omit 14 December 2017 09: 17 New
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      [/ i] Sergey Averchenkov [i]
      Read the article before calling garbage. At one time, normal planes
      were.
      "Cheetah fighters were acquired by the South African military department in 1988 from the Israeli Air Force. A total of 38 Kfir C2 fighters were purchased, from which American General Electric J79 engines, which were not allowed for export to South Africa, were removed. Atlas (instead of which became Denel later) ) installed the French Snecma Atar 09K-50 engines it assembled in South Africa. "