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Small Air Force Has Major Problems, Chief Says

April 10 2012


The commander of the air force says more than half of Honduran military aircraft are out of service, reports Honduras Weekly.

Five of the nation's nine F-5 fighters need repairs and all of the T-27 Tucano trainer/light attack aircraft require modernization, said Gen. Ruiz Pastor Landa, the air force chief.

The Tucano upgrading would cost about US$10 million, said the general.

The air force has acknowledged that it lacks the capabilities, including radar, to shoot down...

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