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Latin American projects face COVID-19 problems

27th May 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will affect future defence procurement projects in Latin America, as regional governments and militaries restructure their priorities.

One of the first structural casualties occurred in Argentina, as the acquisition of FA-50 Fighting Eagle light attack aircraft, built by Korea Aerospace Industries, has been cancelled.

Other defence forces are in the same situation. For example, the commandant of the Belize Coast Guard stated that due to the pandemic and its effects on the national economy, ‘our emoluments will be affected, [and] our material supply, maintenance and to a certain degree our operating cost will be affected’.

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