Argentina to buy ex-Danish F-16 MLU

Can they finally threat the Typhoons and Chilean F-16's with those?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >block 10/15
    lol
    lmao, even

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      For the threats the Argie's will ever potentially face a block 10 is more than fine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ESL Black person says what?
        the question was simple and the answer is clear
        block 10s are useless against a typhoon or the chilean block 50s
        go suck your tard president somewhere else

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Everyone who disagrees with me is an ESL
          >A childs guide to winning internet arguments
          Chile and Argentina aren't going to war. Besides it was probably the most advanced Viper the the Bongs would allow the Argies to obtain. Also they probably got them super cheap since Denmark is dumping them in favor of the F-35. So again for what Argentina is probably planning on using them for (routine air patrols to just say something is there and maritime patrols) the block 10's are fine.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >denmark dumping them for the F-35
            Is Denmark making another order? They've only got 27 F-35s on order i'm fairly sure.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Denmark only operates 30 F-16's anon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Its important to acknowledge what they are getting:

      F-16A/B Block 15 MLU with Falcon STAR structural overhauls.

      The Danish F-16s are avionics wise, right around a block 50/52 with some quirks. They also have the same engine, but a lighter airframe. Their weakness is that the airframe is older, and their ECS systems, etc, are older, and that they don't have all the structural/ fuel/ etc of later 16s.

      TL/DR: The Argies can take these jets and either contract through the US or with Turkey to quickly get AESA radar. The big take away is not a peer to peer conflict. Its the guided bombs. The Argies can wholesale delete cartel infrastructure "innawoods". As for the rest of their neighbors, any F-16 has enough range and speed to intercept and meet local threats in south america. The unspoken truth acknowledged by every SA military is "Don't get into an airwar with the US." So its not like they have ideations of fighting off uncle sam.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any idea how many flight hours are left on them? I haven't seen that referenced anywhere after a few casual searches.

        Isn't their country imploding again? What do they need F-16s for?

        Their A-4s and P-3Bs are rapidly reaching the end of their useful lives. Argies need *something* to replace them, or they'll lose their air force, and that could take a decade or more to rebuild from scratch.

        Dick waving. Burgers are mostly idiotic backward ignorant primitives on a good day but it only gets worse southward. South America is barely evolved over Africa and that only thanks to the kindness of Uncle Sam.

        Do a couple searches and check the dates on the news stories. This process began well before the election. All he's doing is *not* cancelling it, which is sensible in the long run despite the expense. Also, note that these birds are almost 40 years old and are replacing Skyhawks that are closer to 60.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why is Argentina buying stuff when they should cut spending by like 80%. And I really mean that number.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      New president want to look good in the eyes of the west.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The purchase is just to flex to his moronic people that they could totally own the brits if they wanted now. It’s just a vanity project.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        us and europe must be so desperate to have another allie that they must give these jets almost for free

        yeah... about that....

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Is that neil breen?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            he's actually cringier

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No. They want to have air force in future. Totally disbanding it would make re-establishing air force lot more expensive and time consuming.

        huh? I thought those and the Dutch ones were going to Ukraine?

        Denmark is donating about 20 F-16's to Ukraine. Royal Danish Air Force has 30 F-16's in active service, they originally bought around 70 F-16's and since then ordered handful extra aircraft as attrition replacements.

        Because every time some foreign officials visits Argentina, they have to bring their own escort planes.

        When Obama made state visit to Argentina, he had to be escorted by USAF all the way to Argentina as Argentine Air Force had no air worthy fighters.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >They want to have air force in future.

          By buying 40yo airframes that has like... 15 years left. And i'm being generous.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you can't afford better, it might be only option. Beggars can't be choosers. If went on with another decade or two without fighters, they would not have qualified pilots, mechanics or engineers to have air force capable of operating fighters. Rebuilding air force without qualified personnel takes lot longer and is potentially lot more expensive process. What is at stake with Argentine AF is risk of nearly complete wipe out of institutional knowledge. That shit is expensive.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >They want to have air force in future.

              By buying 40yo airframes that has like... 15 years left. And i'm being generous.

              Older F-16s are have reinforcement plates internally and externally. There is an option to add additional reinforcements as as structural mod, which can extend the flying time of the planes, along with a modified flight envelope for training.

              As long as they aren't flying with a full payload, doing hard landings, and constant high G, the planes will last long enough for used F-16s to start flooding the market in the 2030s

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      us and europe must be so desperate to have another allie that they must give these jets almost for free

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >us and europe must be so desperate
        Just because Bongistan would go all the way with sanctions against Argentina, doesn't mean everybody else will just sit and watch as Argentina is turned into Chinese vassal state, and supplied by China and Russia instead.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What kind of missiles do they have?

      Right wing strong men come to power pretending to be fiscally responsible and wise, but they always frick their budget buying stupid toys.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Probably 9Mikes and Sparrows.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          F-16AM's radar can't guide Sparrows. It's strictly IR+guns.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            These ex-Danish are MLU's though, pretty sure they operate older AIM-120's.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This jet deal has been going on long before Milei was elected.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because every time some foreign officials visits Argentina, they have to bring their own escort planes.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Poor leadership

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Can they finally threat the Typhoons and Chilean F-16's with those?

    Chilean F16s maybe but it is very likely that Chile will start the process to acquire the F35 in the next 1 to 2 years so it will be short lived. I personally think going for the new Turkish or Korean jets is a better option for Chile.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We can't afford F-35's.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Economies of scale are now making the F35 very cost effective. The air force has said no firm plans in the short term but it is a medium term goal to acquire roughly two dozen stealth aircraft. Like said before I think the Turkish or Korean options would be better suited for a few reasons but the F35 ironically is likely to end up cheaper AND more capable.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Chile can definitely afford the F35. Especially with resource exports booming. The only speed bump would be Boric but he'll be out soon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nobody is going to buy f35's when the f16 upgrade just got signed a couple months ago, argentina is collapsing, peru is due for a coup in any moment and bolivia is irrelevant, the air force is in its best shape ever, the army and the navy have more urgent needs now
          >muh boric

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't their country imploding again? What do they need F-16s for?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dick waving. Burgers are mostly idiotic backward ignorant primitives on a good day but it only gets worse southward. South America is barely evolved over Africa and that only thanks to the kindness of Uncle Sam.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You are just assmad that there will not be any chinsect military base in Argentina in exchange for JF-17.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The southern cone literally had a higher standard of living than China kek

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    huh? I thought those and the Dutch ones were going to Ukraine?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Argentina's more important on the long run for US.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Surprised this hasn't been blocked also. Most attempts to get anything modern get shut down by bong diplomacy.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The blocks they're getting are practically prehistoric, wouldn't call them "modern" by any means.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Given that they're trying to use prop planes for VIP escort it's a pretty big upgrade.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      US told Bongs to stfu and let them have it.
      Argentina's more important right now.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >argie fantasy

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's true, China has more influence in the continent than the US does.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well.. it's something.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are they getting AIM-120 as part of the deal? If not they are still outclassed by almost anything in the region.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some say they're getting 120C-7's, but even still they're outclassed by Chile's 120C-8's and Brazil's Meteors.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Argentina's "replacement" attempts until today.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    instead of throwing money to fix their railways which is far more important they go and buy dead ass old as shit f16s

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A child in Ukraine could've eaten those Vipers.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nice, now post the mexican air force, Jose.

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