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Colombian Air Force modernises but future of Kfirs remains unclear

30th July 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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Colombia has concluded the modernisation of its EMB-312 Tucano aircraft; this successful project generally puts the Colombian Air Force (FAC) in good shape as it has a  mix of efficient fixed-wing and rotary platforms that were recently acquired or upgraded.

Colombian aerospace company CIAC was tasked with upgrading the 14 Tucanos (designated T-27 in Colombian service). The first delivery took place in 2014 and the last platform was delivered last month. 

CIAC believes the Tucano fleet now has an additional 15-20 years of operational life. There are indications that the FAC is also looking to replace its old T-37B Tweet and …

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