“Face a number of inconveniences”: the US is trying to force Argentina to refuse to purchase Chinese fighters

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“Face a number of inconveniences”: the US is trying to force Argentina to refuse to purchase Chinese fighters

Argentina, after the decommissioning of the Mirage III / V and A-4AR aircraft, ceased to have jet fighters, and therefore has been looking for a new aircraft over the past years. Because of the dispute over the Falkland Islands, Britain actively opposed the purchase of new technology. However, as it turned out, the United States is ready to neglect the interests of its ally when it comes to profits for the American defense industry.

In 2021, Buenos Aires decided to purchase Chinese JF-17 (FC-1) light fighters. Since then, the deal has been revised somewhat under the vigilant control of Washington. Apparently, American politicians decided to finally close this issue.



As reported in the Defensa publication, recently a large “landing force” arrived in Argentina from the United States under the leadership of Republican Senator John Corney, who held talks with the country’s Ministry of Defense:

It is obvious and indisputable that Washington is trying to block the attempts of Europe and Asia to offer military equipment to the South American country. The senator, in harsh tones, promised that Argentina would face a number of inconveniences if it acquired Chinese fighter jets.


According to the publication, as a result of this pressure, negotiations were resumed for the purchase of used equipment of American origin, in particular P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, F-16 fighter jets, UH-60 Blackhawk attack helicopters and ground systems.


Argentine Defense Minister Jorge Taiana with US congressmen


The difficult financial situation in which Argentina finds itself forces it to constantly seek credit assistance from organizations such as the IMF and support from Washington. Therefore, the high-profile speeches of some Argentine officials against the US soften when the economic situation reaches a breaking point.

- indicated in the press.
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  1. +2
    April 7 2023
    In 2021, Buenos Aires decided to purchase Chinese JF-17 (FC-1) light fighters. Since then, the deal has been revised somewhat under the vigilant control of Washington.


    “Face a number of inconveniences”: the US is trying to force Argentina to refuse to purchase Chinese fighters


    Compared to the problems of the F-35, these are not inconveniences, but the little things in life.

    According to the publication, as a result of this pressure, negotiations were resumed for the purchase of used equipment of American origin, in particular P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, F-16 fighter jets, UH-60 Blackhawk attack helicopters and ground systems.


    I hope that the Argentine delegation was not shocked or tortured.
  2. +4
    April 7 2023
    The senator, in harsh tones, promised that Argentina would face a number of inconveniences if it acquired Chinese fighter jets.
    It is called, passerby, buy a brick ..
    1. -2
      April 7 2023
      You must ask to hold a brick in your hand to evaluate the goods and give the seller a brick on the head with this brick. Say that the brick was not strong and refuse to buy. wink
    2. 0
      April 8 2023
      Quote: kor1vet1974
      The senator, in harsh tones, promised that Argentina would face a number of inconveniences if it acquired Chinese fighter jets.
      It is called, passerby, buy a brick ..

      No, it's called "Whoever pays the money orders the music."
      Would you personally like it if someone who calls himself your friend, and who already owes you a lot, begins to beg for a loan for more, to buy no matter what, from some person with whom you do not have the most friendly relationship? If you have a similar item.
  3. 0
    April 7 2023
    Who is in the subject? 9P132 "Grad-P" ("Partizan") are being manufactured? Are they left in stock? Super duper for city fights.
    1. +1
      April 7 2023
      They stopped producing them in 1972. 50 years ago. Their shelf life is clearly less than 50 years, so it’s better not to risk it.
  4. 0
    April 7 2023
    In 2021, Buenos Aires decided to purchase Chinese JF-17 (FC-1) light fighters.
    Argentina has been trying to negotiate with China for a long time, Wikipedia has this information:
    On October 1, 2013, Argentina confirmed its purchase of 16 Mirage F.1M fighters from Spain. The purchase of decommissioned Spanish F.1s will for some time solve the problem of the Air Force flight fleet for the period of negotiations with China on the possible licensed production of JF-17 Thunder fighters at the FAdeA aircraft factory in Cordoba
  5. +1
    April 7 2023
    Argentina is a rich country with weak leaders.
  6. +5
    April 7 2023
    You will face a number of inconveniences ”: the United States is trying to force Argentina to refuse to purchase Chinese fighters

    In the last century, during the 1982 Falklands War, Argentina had already experienced a number of inconveniences from US bombs when they did not explode. I think that in the event of a new war with the Brits, the F-16s may also experience inconvenience.
    good drinks
    1. +4
      April 7 2023
      And also Argentina did not receive the paid Exocet PRK. If not for the intrigues of France, the result could have been more interesting.
    2. 0
      April 7 2023
      The US also revealed to the UK the location of the Argentine aircraft carrier. They regularly provided the British with intelligence against Argentina (then a hardline socialist country).
      1. +1
        April 8 2023
        Quote: HattinGokbori88
        The US also revealed to the UK the location of the Argentine aircraft carrier.

        Argentina did not have an aircraft carrier. You are confusing it with the light cruiser "General Belgrano", on which the English submarine "Conqueror" was pointed at by the command center from the states. The cruiser was sunk on 2.05.1982/200/XNUMX outside the UK declared XNUMX nautical mile war zone around the Falklands.
    3. +1
      April 8 2023
      Quote: Mikhalych
      During the Falklands War of 1982, Argentina had already experienced a number of inconveniences from US bombs when they did not explode.

      The bombs were their own, Argentine. But the anti-ship missiles (Exoset) were French and all 6 units. They didn’t explode, because. the manufacturer has set "bookmarks" that exclude their use on NATO ships. But even with such missiles, Argentine pilots managed to drown EM Sheffield and air transport (a large transport ship Atlantic Conveyor), which burned down after they were hit by not the most powerful French anti-ship missiles.
  7. 0
    April 11 2023
    The Chinese can support their proposals with a hefty loan, on favorable terms. And the mattress pads?
    1. 0
      April 12 2023
      the more they can and will climb into politics.
  8. 0
    April 12 2023
    It seemed to me that Britain was lobbying for a ban on the supply of attack aircraft for the Argentine Air Force .... Until recently, it was so.
    And it’s a mystery to me - why is progressive Argentina (where there is a good climate, developed agriculture, many Europeans (Nemtsov) and the general population is European) .... constantly in crisis? Sort of like democracy.

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