Friday, October 24, 2014

Honduras boosts air force in fight against drug smugglers | Reuters

Honduras bought two combat planes from Brazil's Embraer and received donated military aircraft worth $36 million from Taiwan, part of the Central American country's efforts to step up its fight against drug traffickers, a senior military official said on Friday. Honduras's air defenses will be boosted by the acquisition of two Brazilian Super Tucano turboprop planes, Gen. Fredy Diaz told reporters, without disclosing the cost. He also announced that an Embraer Legacy 600 jet, which will mostly be used to transport President Juan Hernandez and other dignitaries, and four U.S.-made UH-1H helicopters had been donated from Taiwan at a combined value of about $36 million.

No comments:

Post a Comment