Argentina plans to buy Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder fighter jets

ISLAMABAD: Argentina plans to purchase 12 JF-17 Thunder aircraft from Pakistan.

According to the details, the South American country has officially included $664 million in funding for the purchase of fighter jets in a draft budget for 2022 presented to its Parliament.

The Argentine Air Force has selected Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder, rejected offers from Russia, the USA and India.

The 12 JF-17s will include 10 single-seater Block IIIs and 2 dual seat Block IIIs.

The PAC JF-17A Block III is a supersonic, multirole 4+ generation fighter aircraft able to perform combat air patrol, air interdiction, beyond visual range integrated battle, long-range maritime strikes, standoff range precision ground strikes, anti-radiation SEAD/DEAD missions and electronic warfare.

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