El Salvador Buys Fighter Jets from Chile

The Salvadoran government plans to acquire a fleet of 10 A-37 aircraft which the Chilean government is selling in the amount of $8.6 million.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This was reported by the Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes during his speech at the celebration of the 189th anniversary of the founding of the Armed Forces and the Day of the Soldier.

"This fleet will strengthen (...) to our air force, which in recent decades has not had the necessary support," said Funes.

"The A-37 is a light attack aircraft developed in the 1960s and 1970s by the American manufacturer Cessna" reported Elmundo.com.sv.

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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.

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

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