Argentina signs agreement with Denmark to purchase 24 F-16 fighters

Argentina signs agreement with Denmark to purchase 24 F-16 fighters

Argentina has signed an agreement with Denmark to purchase 24 F-16 aircraft worth $300 million.

This was stated by Argentine Defense Minister Luis Petri, Ukrinform reported citing Reuters.

"With these new aircraft, we are taking a huge step in our defense policy," Petri said.

According to government spokesman Manuel Adorni, the price of the planes stipulated in the agreement is lower than the market price.

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The agreement also provides for the transfer of four combat simulators, eight engines, and a five-year supply of spare parts for the aircraft.

Argentina has decided to buy the planes to boost its defense capabilities, despite significant cuts in government spending in other areas.

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