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PostHeaderIcon El-Salvador; Air Force mulls purchase of ex-Chilean A-37 attack planes

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The Salvadoran Air Force (FAS) is considering purchase of used A37 Dragon Fly fighters from excess Chilean inventory. It is currently more appealing than the operating terms of investment per flight hour of new built EMB-314 Super Tucano offered by Brazilian Embraer.

This was confirmed by the president of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes , in his speech on the eve of the 189th anniversary of the creation of the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES), which is being celebrated this May 7 as the Day of the Soldier.

Chile confirmed the purchase of a fleet of 10 aircraft used Cessna A-37 in the amount of investment, by way of a loan, for $ 8.6 million , which, in simple arithmetic division, assigned a unit price of $ 860,000 per team.

The A-37, popular in the 60s are coming, slowly, regular service Latin American Air Force and as an example Chile now intends to sell its ancient aircraft, even with "preferential terms", as stated by President Funes, but in the end after dumping their military inventories of this type of equipment.

Last Updated (Friday, 01 November 2013 17:32)

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