The Argentine Air Force is finalising a deal to buy eight liaison aircraft, after Ministry of Defence approval, to begin replacing its fleet of ageing locally built Cessna 182 and Piper Seneca aircraft.
The replacements are being purchased through the International Civil Aviation Organization and include five new-built Cessna Skylane and three Piper Seneca Vs. Each contract for each type was negotiated for about USD3.5 million (there are fewer Pipers but they cost more).
Funding was included in the government's 2018 budget sent to Congress in mid-September, with payments between 2018 and 2020. The plan is to receive the first aircraft in 2018.
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