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Brazilia ar putea cumpara avioane F-16 la mana a douaBrazil could buy second hand F-16s

20 November 2013 No Comment

f-16 brazilScriam, cu ceva timp in urma, ca brazilienii se gandesc tot mai serios la varianta F-16 second hand pentru a-si dota Fortele Aeriene cu un avion multirol care sa le permita executarea misiunilor de politie aeriana. Ei bine, intentia lor este cat se poate de serioasa.

O delegatie de inalti oficiali brazilieni a vizitat, nu cu mult timp in urma, Statele Unite, sud-americanii voiau sa vada daca pot gasi o escadrila sau doua de F-16 prin “cimitirul de avioane” de la Davis-Monthan al 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG).

Si-ar fi dorit niste variante mai noi (nu ca romanii, de exemplu), macar la nivelul Bk40, dar n-au dat de ele prin desertul din Arizona.

Totusi, se pare ca sanse sunt sa primeasca ceea ce isi doresc. USAF ar putea disponibiliza in perioada imediat urmatoare mai multe escadrile de F-16, care ar urma sa fie trimise spre conservare la AMARG iar brazilienii fix pe asta mizeaza, spun cei de la Aereo.

Brazilienii asteapta ca decizia disponibilizarii sa fie luata, dupa care vor solicita achizitionarea a 12-24 avioane de acest tip.

Avantajele ar fi enorme. In primul rand, ar avea avioane gata de lupta, care necesita lucrari de reparatie si intretinere minime, spre deosebire de cele care au stat ani buni in desert. Apoi, le vor avea la un standard foarte bun, intre Bk40 si Bk15 ale Romaniei fiind totusi diferente destul de mari. Nu trebuie uitat nici faptul ca aparatele vor fi mai noi, cu o structura de rezistenta mult imbunatatita si cu perspective destul de bune pentru viitor.

Brazilia se afla intr-o situatie disperata. Amanarea la nesfarsit a unei decizii in programul de achizitie a unui avion multirol nou a facut ca acum sa se bazeze pe o escadrila de Mirage pentru misiunile de politie aeriana!

Mai mult, aceste aparate luate de asemenea la mana a doua din Franta vor fi retrase la sfarsitul acestui an, Brazilia ramanand oarecum in fundul gol, cu modernizatele F-5M preluand fortat misiunea de asigura integritatea spatiului aerian.f-16 brazilThe Brazilians are thinking more and more seriously about the option of buying second hand F-16s in order to equip the Air Force with a multi-role aircraft for air police mission. Well, their intentions are quite serious.

A delegation of senior Brazilian officials visited, not long ago, the United States. South Americans wanted to see if they can find a squadron or two of F-16s in “airplane graveyard” at Davis-Monthan’s 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG).

They were searching for newer versions of F-16 (not like Romania, for example), Bk40 or higher, but didn’t find them in the Arizona desert.

However , it seems that are chances to get what they want. USAF could lay in the next months several squadrons of F-16, which would be sent for conservation at AAMARG. Brazilians expect dismissal decision to be taken, and then will require the purchase of 12 to 24 aircraft of this type from US.

The advantages would be enormous. First, they’ll have jets ready for combat, requiring minimal maintenance and repair, as opposed to those that were lying for years in the desert. Then, they will have a very good standard of development, Bk40. We must not forget that the newer F-16s have a much improved structural strength and very good prospects for the future.

Brazil is in a desperate situation. Indefinitely postponing a decision in the multirole acquisition program has made them to rely on just a squadron of Mirage jets for air police missions! Moreover, these planes, also bought at second hand from France, would be withdrawn at the end of this year.

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