Monday, August 3, 2009
Surplus Mirage Jets Sold to Ecuador
Fourteen retired Mirage 50 Pantera fighter jets have been sold to Ecuador, which will operate 10 of the planes and use the rest for parts. The deal was finalized in June but has yet to be officially announced, accoding to details reported by Enfoque Estrategico. The cost wasn't revealed. The Panteras were benched at the end of 2007, when their Punta Arenas-based squadron was deactivated. Chile has found a good customer for is surplus military equipment in Ecuador, which has acquired two Chilean frigates and sent its Type 209 submarines to Chile for upgrades.