El Salvador buys more Cessna A-37Bs

TO REINFORCE their small combat aviation, the Salvadoran Air Force (SAF) has signed a contract to purchase ten Cessna A-37B Dragonflies, retired by the Chilean Air Force some years ago. The deal, worth some $8.6 million saw a down-payment at the signature of the contract.

The first A-37Bs, a popular counter-insurgency aircraft in South America over the past 30 years, are expected to arrive in March 2014 and will boost the SAF’s Dragonfly fleet which has only three examples operational at its base at Comalapa International Airport.  Santiago Rivas