Argentina Plans to Buy Fighter Jets from Pakistan.
According to the international media report, Argentina is planning to buy 12 JF-17A Block-III fighter jets from Pakistan.
The Argentinian Government has officially included $664 million in funding for the purchase of Pakistani Fighter jets in a draft budget for 2022.
Last year, the Argentina government was passionate about purchasing Pakistani fighter jets, when the deal was blocked by Britain’s embargo on Argentina.
The United Kingdom has been maintaining the embargo on Argentina since the Falklands War in 1982. Argentina in 2015 tried to acquire Swedish JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets. Later, it remained interested in the South Korean FA-50 Fighting Eagle.
Recently Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra had handed over three JF-17 Thunder jets to Nigeria.
The JF-17 Thunder has been jointly built by Pakistan and China's Chengdu Aircraft Corporation. The JF-17 can be used for multiple roles, including interception, ground attack, anti-ship, and aerial reconnaissance. The JF-17 is also an advanced lightweight and all-weather aircraft.
More than half of the JF-17 airframe, including its front fuselage, wings, and vertical stabilizer, is produced in Pakistan, whereas 42 percent is produced in China, with the final assembly taking place in Pakistan.