El Salvador Negotiates Fighter Jets

The Government is negotiating with Brazilian manufacturer Embraer a $ 100 million aircraft purchase.

Friday, November 26, 2010

While there is no exact number, an estimated 10 EMB-314 Super Tucano would be purchased.

Asked by El Mundo, Walter Guzman, president of the Legislative Defense Committee, stated "It is a fact that we are going to purchase."

"The aircrafts could be used, among other safety tasks, to combat drug trafficking,” said the legislator to Elsalvador.com.

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Guatemala Negotiates Aircraft Purchase

January 2011

The country is negotiating the purchase of 10 EMB-312F Tucano aircraft used by the French Air Force.

Before, the Guatemalan Air Force had negotiated the purchase of new EMB-314 Super Tucano aircraft from Brazilian company Embraer, negotiations which were unsuccessful.

"The Tucanos will be stationed at the Air Training School located in Provenza, near Marseille, where they will serve in missions to train fighter pilots," the article in Infodefensa.com stated.

Honduras Seeks Maintenance for Fighter Aircraft

June 2014

The government is negotiating technical and financial arrangements with Brazil's Embraer for the recovery of the current fleet and eventual acquisition of new aircraft.

After the United States rejected the request to service the fleet of fighter jets, the Honduran government has announced that "...This week, President Juan Orlando Hernandez is scheduled to meet with representatives from the company Embraer to manage the upgrading of the fleet of the Honduran Air Force (HAF). "

El Salvador To Buy Fighter Jets

October 2013

The Salvadoran government has announced the $10 million purchase of 12 A37 fighter aircraft which the Air Force of Chile will take out of service.

President Mauricio Funes said that in the next few days a Chilean delegation will arrive in the country to sign a commitment to purchase the aircraft.

Guatemala Buys Air Defense System from Brazil

April 2013

Embraer announced the sale to the Central American country of 6 Super Tucano fighter planes, plus 3 primary radars and a command control system, at an estimated cost of more than $170 million.

Although the Brazilian company did not disclose the amount paid by Guatemala, estimates made at the beginning of purchase negotiations last summer point to a minimum of $170 million as the amount of the contract, which includes logistical operational support and training for pilots and mechanics.

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