Monday, 5 August 2013

Jet fighter threat to the Falkland Islands




































SPAIN is selling a fleet of Mirage fighter jets to Argentina in a £10million deal that fuels suspicions over relations between the nations who are both opposed to British territorial possessions, writes Marco Giannangeli.President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner approved the deal, which will give Argentina the capability to attack the Falklands with laser-guided bombs. The 20 aircraft sold to the Argentine military are at Spain’s Albacete air base and will be shipped to Tandil air base south of Buenos Aires.Built in France, the multi-role fighter has a top speed of 1,320mph and a range of 500 miles, boosting Argentina’s ability to “pester” the Falklands from its southern air bases.Spain will provide spares and a training simulator and will train the initial batch of Argentine air force pilots selected from the military’s Fuerza Aerea Argentina Grupo 6 de Caza of the 6th Air Brigade.The Ministry of Defence said the Falklands have adequate air protection from two RAF Eurofighter Typhoon fighters.Read More  HERE 


"WELL THESE AIRCRAFT MUST BE A GIFT FROM ONE SKINT COUNTRY TO ANOTHER SKINT COUNTRY, PLUS THIS IS JUST ONE SMALL PART OF A MILITARY FORCE, THE ARGIES DONT HAVE A NAVY OR MUCH OF AN ARMY AT LEAST ONE THATS WILLING TO FIGHT AND DIE FOR THE MALVINAS, MOST ARGENTINIANS ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH PUTTING FOOD ON THEIR PLATES AND A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS."