Botswana continues its arms build-up with the purchase from Canada of 13 Northrop CF-5A/Ds for $50 million. Bristol Aerospace, appointed in 1994 to market Canada's 60 surviving CF-5s, will deliver ten upgraded single-seat CF-5As and three two-seat CF-5Ds to Botswana between the third quarter of 1996 and mid-1997. They are the first surplus CF-5s to be sold. Botswana recently acquired 50 German-built Leopard 1 main battle tanks.


Source: Flight International