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IAI outlines Kfir developments for Colombia, Sri Lanka, ATAC
« on: December 19, 2017, 12:17:58 PM »
IAI outlines Kfir developments for Colombia, Sri Lanka, ATAC
Gareth Jennings - Jane's Defence Weekly
13 December 2017

http://www.janes.com/article/76335/iai-outlines-kfir-developments-for-colombia-sri-lanka-atac?utm_campaign=CL_Jane%27s%20360-Dec-15-2017_PC5308_e-production_E-5162_KP_1215_0430&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
   
A Colombian air force technician sits on the canard of a Kfir during a 'Red Flag' exercise in 2012. Colombia has now received back into service the last of 22 upgraded Kfirs, and IAI is talking to Sri Lanka about getting that country's aircraft returned to service. Further, the company is continuing discussions with US-based ATAC about offloading Kfirs previously earmarked for Argentina.

Speaking to Jane’s on 12 December, a senior IAI official said that the last of 22 upgraded Block 60 Kfirs was being returned to the Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Colombiana: FAC) on the same day, while the company is in talks with the Sri Lankan government to upgrade and return to service its five grounded Kfir fighters. Further to these two efforts, IAI is also continuing discussions with Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) about adding to its Kfir fleet with aircraft previously earmarked for Argentina.

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