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Everything Old Is New Again

30 Oct

This article on War Is Boring piqued my interest a couple of days ago. Not so much the fact that Argentina might by  a few Swedish fighter planes, but the bit about the US government potentially barring the sale.

What, you might well ask, has this to do with anything? Well, it provides and interesting contemporary connection to and article I’ve just submitted to an esteemed scholarly journal for peer review. Starting in the 1970s, the Indian Air Force (IAF) sought to purchase a new ‘Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft’ (DPSA). The competitors for this lucrative contract were Britain (with the Anglo-French Jaguar design), France (with the Mirage), and Sweden (with the Viggen, predecessor of the aircraft that Argentina might be buying).

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