A contract for the sale of two Argentine Pampa III jet trainers to the Guatemalan Air Force has been signed.
The deal, worth USD28 million, was signed on 3 July by the Argentine and Guatemalan defence ministers, Oscar Aguad and General Miguel Ralda respectively, along with Antonio Beltramone, the president of Argentine state aircraft manufacturer FAdeA.
The deal includes technical support and training, Beltramone told Jane's , adding that the air forces of the two countries "will increase their joint work and the Guatemalan Air Force will send pilots and technicians to the Argentine Air Force for training. For FAdeA this is an historical goal, as it is the first time the Pampa has been exported."
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