New rift in Argentina government over purchase of military aircraft from China

The aircraft are intended for air control and airspace surveillance.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new division in the Argentine government - after the resignation and replacement of 5 ministers - has been generated by the negotiations to purchase military aircraft from China. The procedure caused a division between the heads of Economy and Defense, Martín Guzmán and Jorge Taiana, respectively.

According to newspaper La Nación, the 2022 budget bill - sent last week by the Ministry of Economy to Congress - contains an authorization to manage credit for US$664 million, aimed at acquiring 12 supersonic JF-17 Thunder-Block III aircraft of Chinese origin. The aircraft are intended for . . .

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