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2018

13 August 2018 | ACC

Colombian Air Force steps up participation in Red Flag exercise

The Colombian Air Force made history while participating in the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 18-3, July 16 to August 3. […] The Colombian Air Force kicked off their participation in the exercise with their 767 Multi-Mission Tanker Transport Jupiter aircraft refueling a U.S. Navy EA-18 Growler from the VAQ-132 Scorpions at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. According to the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, this marks the first time in history a Colombian aircraft has refueled a U.S. aircraft. The 767 MMTT Jupiter refueled the Growlers and Colombian Kfirs throughout their eight day and night mission flight sorties throughout the exercise. […] The Colombian Kfir fighter jets flew 36 day and night sorties in the exercise, and a Colombian Kfir pilot led a group of multiple aircraft in a simulated strike package.

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2015

10 November 2015 | Flight Global

Argentina to sign for AESA-equipped Kfir fighters

Argentina is expected to sign a contract on 10 November covering the purchase of 14 Kfir Block 60 fighters. The nation's air force opted to acquire upgraded examples of the Israel Aerospace Industries-produced combat aircraft, which have been non-operational for two decades.

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21 January 2015 | IHS Jane's

Kfir attrition prompts Colombia to consider fighter options

The Colombian Ministry of National Defence (MDN) has begun to analyse a broad range of options in light of the high attrition rate that its Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Kfir fighter fleet has suffered, according to local media. Five Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana - FAC) Kfirs

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4 January 2015 | IHS Jane's

Colombian Kfir fighter lost to accident

A Colombian Air Force IAI Kfir C10 combat aircraft from 111 Squadron of the 1st Combat Air Command (CACOM-1) crashed on 31 December while undertaking a training mission over La Dorada in Caldas. The pilot ejected following a technical failure while on approach to the Palanquero airbase in Puerto

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2014

11 March 2014 | IHS Jane's

Argentina eyeing Israeli Kfir C.10 fighters

The Argentine Air Force is interested in procuring 14 Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Kfir C.10 fighters that have about 40 years of service, but would arrive updated with modern technology and a price between USD200-280 million, Ministry of Defence (MoD) sources told IHS Jane's .

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13 January 2014 | Flight Global

Argentina seeks Kfir deal with Israel

‚ÄčArgentina is negotiating a deal to purchase 18 rebuilt and upgraded Kfir Block 60 fighters from Israel Aerospace Industries. The acquisition could be an alternative to a planned deal to buy 16 former-Spanish air force Dassault Mirage F1s for the nation's air force.

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2013

14 November 2013 | IHS Jane's

Colombia looks to procure new fighter type

The Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Colombiana - FAC) is looking to procure a new fighter aircraft type "over the next three to four years" to enhance its top-end air combat capabilities, augmenting the FAC's newly upgraded Kfirs

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1 October 2013 | Flight Global

Two air forces eyeing Block 60 Kfirs, says IAI

Israel Aerospace Industries is in "very advanced negotiations" with at least two air forces that want to purchase the company's upgraded Kfir fighter in its Block 60 configuration.

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2009

22 June 2009 | MILAVIA News

IAI Delivers First Batch of Kfir Fighter Jets to the Colombian Air Force

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is delivering the first batch of upgraded Kfir fighter jets to the Colombian Air Force in a ceremony held at IAI's facilities in Israel.

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Added: 17 December 2013