The Colombian Air Force (FAC) has purchased from Israel two second-hand IAI Kfir TC-2 two-seat fighters to replace lost platforms and reinforce its Kfir trainer fleet, according to FAC commander General Carlos Bueno.
After losing four trainers from 2009-14, as well as one operational fighter, the FAC was left with only one two-seat Kfir and a limited training ability. Officials considered bringing back into service two Dassault Mirage 2000-5 fighters, retired in 2010, but ultimately decided to buy Kfirs.
A contract has now been signed for the two aircraft, which were stored after being retired from the Israeli Air Force, and they have been delivered to the FAC for assembly at Germán Olano Air Base in Palanquero, headquarters of the Comando Aéreo de Combate No1 (CACOM-1).
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