Military Capabilities

Colombian Air Force to continue flying Kfir fighters

19 April 2017

Colombia's air force is set to continue operating its fleet of 20 second-hand IAI Kfir fighter jets for several more years as procurement of a new combat aircraft will not materialise in the short term, a senior Colombian military source told Jane's .

Consequently, the air force plans to acquire two additional Kfir TC-2 two-seater training aircraft to replace lost platforms, although the contract's value has not been disclosed.

The first Kfir TC-2 is undergoing testing in Israel after being overhauled by LAHAV, and the deliveries of both machines will be completed in the next few months, Netta Kerem, LAHAV's marketing director, told Jane's.

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