Sunday, August 23, 2009

KC-135s, Hercules, Missile System for Chile?

The air force is acquiring two surplus KC-135E tanker planes from the U.S. in one of several purchases under discussion. The first KC-135E may be delivered as early as October, according to Enfoque Estrategico. Offers for two C-130 Hercules transport aircraft are being entertained from Norway, the U.S. and England, the report adds. The most significant acquisition under discussion involves the SPADA 2000 air defense system from the European consortium MBDA. The system would operate with Aspide missiles from Finmeccanica/Alenia and the Giraffe 3D radar from Saab Microwave. Chile's army may also buy a few C-235 and C-212 light transport planes.


Anonymous said...

Hello, sorry that I post this as a comment.

Brand new is Chile's purchase of 6 airdefence radars + 24 stinger weapon platforms from the Turkish company Aselsan. The same company is also upgrading 100 Chilean Leopard 1 tanks.


J.C. Arancibia said...

Good to hear. Do you have a link about this purchase?

Anonymous said...

Hello again, I can't give a direct link on internet. This news has been written in the Turkish defence magazine "savunma & havacilik"

Link for the airdefence radar:

Link for Stinger platform:

The stinger launchers are to be attached on M113 vehicles

J.C. Arancibia said...

Thanks a million.