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). "
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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