Ecuador’s Air Force chief says the country plans to purchase 24 Brazilian Super Tucano fighter planes to help bolster its military strength on the border with /President Rafael Correa has said Ecuador needs the reinforcements since Colombia’s March 1 cross-border military raid on a rebel /Gen. Rodrigo Bohorquez says the planes will cost up to US$300 million (¤194 million).br /Bohorquez said Friday that the purchase will be made within the next two months, and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer SA will deliver the planes within a /Correa, who cut off diplomatic ties with Colombia following the raid, said in April that Ecuador would modernize its aging air force to enforce its border.

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