WANT China Times Argentina has decided not to purchase the FC-1 Xiaolong, a multirole fighter jointly developed by China and Pakistan also known as the JF-17 Thunder, reports the Shanghai-based Guancha Syndicate.
'Argentina has gone opted for Israel Aircraft Industries' Kfir Block
60 as its next-generation multirole fighter. Though the Xiaolong's lower
price had been attractive, China refused to provide anti-ship missiles
under diplomatic pressure from the UK, according to the Moscow-based
'The price of the Xiaolong would not have been too much of a bargain
in the end, since Argentina had insisted that China install avionics and
weapons systems purchased from Israel as part of the deal.'