Argentina looks to keep A-4ARs flying in lieu of replacement

08 February 2017

Key Points

  • Officials said at least 12 A-4ARs could be made operational for another five years
  • Argentina suspended its efforts to replace the Fightinghawks for financial reasons

The Argentine government has begun contract discussions with an undisclosed company to get 12 to 14 of the air force's Lockheed Martin (McDonnell Douglas) A-4AR Fightinghawks back into operational service for at least five years, the Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) secretary of logistics Walter Ceballos announced on 7 February.

Argentine minister of defence Julio Martínez a week earlier revealed that the government decided to suspend purchasing a new fighter aircraft to replace the Fightinghawks.

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