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Argentina and Israel resume Kfir sale talks

Argentina and Israel have resumed negotiations covering the potential sale of 14 Israel Aerospace Industries Kfir Block 60 fighter aircraft, after the parties broke off talks following elections in the South American country in October 2015.

Up until that point, all indicators pointed to a likely contract signature in November.

The Block 60 aircraft, previously operated by the Israeli air force, are the latest upgraded version of the indigenous fighter that has been flying for 40 years.

It is powered by GE Aviation J79 engines and will carry an Elta 2032 active electronically scanned array radar and will have an open architecture to allow the customer to install other systems.

Kfir jets are in service with the air forces of Sri Lanka, Ecuador and Colombia.

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