IAI Kfir

The Israel Aircraft Industries Kfir (Hebrew: כפיר‎, "Lion Cub") is an Israeli-built all-weather, multi-role combat aircraft based on a modified Dassault Mirage 5 airframe, with Israeli avionics and an Israeli-made version of the General Electric J79 turbojet engine.

The Kfir has cemented a worldwide reputation for Israel Aircraft Industries, an aggressive and innovative builder of high tech warplanes in a small country. Although originally designed as an interceptor, it has been developed into one of the world's finest strike aircraft.

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