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Sri Lanka in discussion with Israel over upgrade of Kfir fighters

The Sri Lankan government is in discussion with Israel's Aerospace Industries (IAI) over upgrading five grounded Kfir fighter jets.

In an interview to Jane's Defence Weekly, a senior IAI official reportedly said, "the company is in talks with the Sri Lankan government to upgrade and return to service its five grounded Kfir fighters."

Sri Lanka's armed conflict ended over 8 years ago, in May 2009. Kfir jets were used through out the conflict by the Sri Lankan military to target civilian areas in the North-East.