“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:
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.
- indicated in the press.
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