Chinese Trainer Aircraft (JL-8, JL-9, JL-10 (L-15), etc.)


Just Hatched
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Interesting that it appears some aircraft being delivered to PLAAF/PLAN are radar equipped? I know the Uruguayan Air Force was interested in a variant with radar but given the electoral politics that some members of this forum have mentioned, a slowing economy, and general indifference about the military among the Uruguayan people, it's unlikely there will be a buy any time soon. My understanding is that China offered the aircraft on very favourable terms as they are keen to get an initial sale in South America. The Uruguayan Air Force just recently fitted their A-37's with Martin-Baker ejection seats so looks like they will keep then a while longer. And the only other rumoured Latin American buyer of the L-15, Venezuela, I cant see any major purchase given their severe crisis.