The FMA SAIA 90
was an air superiority
aircraft designed by the FMA (Fabrica Militar de Aviones
) with the collaboration of Dornier
in the mid-1980s. The SAIA 90 which was the last stage of the ACA (Avión Caza Argentino) project, which was started by the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional
to develop an Argentine fighter aircraft.
The three stages of the project were:
Phases of the project
By the middle of 1980 the Fabrica Militar de Aviones and Dornier had a flowing relationship as a result of the combined development of the IA 63, and both contemplated a cooperation agreement for the production of future airplanes. This agreement called to both parties to establish a common office in the city of Córdoba, Argentina
within the year for the production, marketing and associated support services of their products.
The development of a trainer was the first step of three in the strategy of Fabrica Militar de Aviones
, elaborated after the development of the IA 58 Pucará
by the middle of those ' 60, the steps of this strategy contemplated: Nro.1, the Pampa, Nro.2, an airplane of light... Read More