Colombia to replace its aging Kfir fighters

The Colombian Air Force announced on July 23 that new fighter jets  are being evaluated to replace a fleet of aging Israel Aerospace Industries Kfir fighters, in service for three decades.

Colombia to replace its aging Kfir fighters A Colombian Air Force IAI Kfir (Picture source: Facmilitar)

“Different countries, including Spain, Sweden and the United States, have made formal proposals to Colombia to replace the squadron,” the air force said in a statement.

”Planes like the Saab Gripen, Eurofighter and F-16 are being evaluated, a process which will allow the (air force) to present recommendations for decision-making at the moment that the government determines,” the statement added.