A bit of googling came up with the fact that they will be paying an almost unbelievable US$200m for ten FA-50's plus sim to be paid over 10 years. That they will get two initial airframes with the remaining 8 following in tranches.https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...FjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw1-SlILFemVX5FWFaofNFlk
Looks like Argentina has selected 10/FA50,s from South Korea as interim fighters. Wonder if this deal will go through, and wonder if it will lead to a purchase of KFX when available?
Argentina negotiates purchase of 10 light fighter FA-50 from South Korea
Personally, I think there is quite a bit lost in translation over this or the Argentine government has not released the full package details.
Assuming they will be FA-50 Block 20's the package value of ten aircraft should be more around the US$400m mark.
It is more plausible that US$200m is for the first two airframes and sims with a support contract in place as a down payment, with the remaining 8 airframes paid over 10 years costing a further US$200m. Even the above is a great deal.
Or it could be that KAI is selling 10 of their 20 TA-50's first introduced in 2011 for US$200m plus a support package, weapons, sim et al in which they will balance with replacement FA-50's to keep the production line ticking over? That again would be a great deal.
I will be fascinated with what was actually offered. The truth will slowly emerge.