A JF-17 Thunder is a China-Pakistan fighter jet that was among contenders for sale to Argentina until Argentina’s president dropped the purchase plan. Photo: Reuters
A JF-17 Thunder is a China-Pakistan fighter jet that was among contenders for sale to Argentina until Argentina’s president dropped the purchase plan. Photo: Reuters

China may still have foot in the door to sell military jets to Argentina, despite Fernandez pulling purchase plan

  • Chinese military analysts point to interference by US and UK, and Latin American country’s struggling economy as possible causes of programme failure
  • Argentine air force upgrade challenged by Britain’s embargo following Falklands war, expert says

A JF-17 Thunder is a China-Pakistan fighter jet that was among contenders for sale to Argentina until Argentina’s president dropped the purchase plan. Photo: Reuters
A JF-17 Thunder is a China-Pakistan fighter jet that was among contenders for sale to Argentina until Argentina’s president dropped the purchase plan. Photo: Reuters
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