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Originally posted by waynos
Argentinas fighter fleet is decrepit and long overdue for replacement, the FC-1 seems fovea decent low cost fighter that would be well capable or replacing the mix of Mirages and Daggers currently in service. I don't see this model as being sufficiently threatening as to start an arms race in the region though, especially if Brazil goes ahead with the Rafale, which is far superior. I don't see any reason to think that a partnership with China over this might also lead to complications with the Falklands etc. china is looking to become an exporter of combat aircraft, it doesn't mean they will become militarily allied in local squabbles with every customer.
On a separate note I always thought the Pulqui III was the design that became the HAL Marut? And I find Chinas concerns over technology transfer issues more than a little ironic.edit on 1-7-2013 by waynos because: (no reason given)