Argentina to retire ageing A-4AR fleet by 2018

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Argentina to retire ageing A-4AR fleet by 2018

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    The Argentine Air Force has informed the Ministry of Defence that it will be retiring its fleet of Lockheed Martin (McDonnell Douglas) A-4AR Fightinghawks by 2018 due to the scarcity of replacement parts and high maintenance costs.

    The decision follows the recent retirement of the Dassault Mirage fleet (the only supersonic fighter in Argentina's inventory) and would leave the air force's combat capabilities limited to the FAdeA IA-63 Pampa armed trainer and IA-58 Pucara counter-insurgency aircraft, with the latter having issues with spare parts for its Astazou engines.

    Argentina received a total of 32 A-4M and 4 TA-4F aircraft in the early 1990s and these were upgraded to the A-4AR by Lockheed Martin (mostly in Argentina via a deal that included FAdeA's transfer to the US company).

    http://www.janes.com/article/62600/argentina-to-retire-ageing-a-4ar-fleet-by-2018

    the Argentine Air Force is now bye bye. What will they do to rebuild? There were rumors about the JF-17 and J-10.

    @Blue Marlin Looks like the Falklands are now %100 safe. :british:
     
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    they always were safe. they do have options but its a case of getting their hands on some juicy asm's looks like the exocets are nearing theri shelf life. i wont be suprised if they have modded it and buying ome from peru colombia or even brazil since there are developing their own.

    they wanted gripens.... not gonna happen it may be "swedish" but is justa as british too
    uncle sam ain't gonna save their a$$
    the french aint stupid neither are the spaniards
    the russains and the chinese are their only option
    russia can sell them jets no problem with asm's

    since they are in some deep money problems they will need china to give them a soft loan but only if they buy jets from them and they did have the option to do so and still do but we preasure them not to supply any type of asm to them.
    if they do go chinese they will end up going for the jf-17 as its already been pitched to them.
     
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    I am sure that you guys also have some influence over China, isn't much of your steel now coming from there? Besides that they would need a pretty good amount of J-10's and JF-17's to take hold of the islands. Britain will show up with F-35 B's.
     
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    we did, they cant buy any asm from the chinese which put them off the jf-17. i have a werid feeling they will look to brazil at their cruise missile tech to co-produce their own.
     
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