The Colombian Air Force received its first Kfirs in 1989 and, as Sérgio Santana explains, the type remains a potent fighter thanks to upgrades.

Political instability has been an ever-present backdrop during the Kfir’s service in Colombia. When the government has been forced to quell insurrection in many parts of this South American country, the multi-role combat aircraft has been used to rain fire on the various rebel groups fighting for control.

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