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Paraguay shows interest in Argentine Malvina trainer aircraft

4th May 2023 - 13:00 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


The IA-100 programme commenced in 2014, but almost a decade later, the aircraft is still not being mass-produced. (Photo: Argentinian Presidency)

Paraguay’s Air Force is looking to renew its fixed-wing training fleet by turning to a neighbouring supplier, having signed a declaration of interest in the Argentinian IA-100 Malvina.

The Paraguayan Air Force (FAP) and Argentinian aircraft manufacturing company Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FADEA) signed a ‘declaration of interest’ on 18 April in Asuncion, the Paraguayan service reported. 

The document is the first step for a potential future purchase of an undetermined number of FADEA’s IA-100 Malvina trainer aircraft, the Argentinian company added.

The agreement with Paraguay is ‘the first time the company has signed this type of agreement with a foreign military service', said the Argentinian MoD on 24 April. 

Andrei Serbin Pont, an international affairs analyst and director of Argentina-based think tank CRIES, told Shephard that FADEA

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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