The Pantera was rolled out on the 18 October 1988. Generally similar to the Cheetah E that the South Africans introduced. The prototype featured an ELTA EL/M 2001B ranging radar(replacing the AGAVE radar). This is the radar that the Israelis cut their teeth on. The old Mirage 3C had a very unreliable radar antennae drive mechanism, so the Israelis simply locked the antennae in the centre position and discovered that a simple ranging radar was sufficient for clear weather air to air work. This eventually culminated in the 2001B radar concept. The Pantera doesn´t have the same canard as the Kfir, rather it has the Cheetah canard which is less swept. The Pantera retains the ATAR 9K 50 engine of the Mirage 50. A HUD and INS were introduced and also a radar warning receiver. The undercarriage has been modified. It looks just like the Kfir undercarriage. The refueling system has been modified and a refueling probe has been attached. The Pantera obviously also has HOTAS. The plane should be OK as long as the Chileans don´t go the same route that the South Africans took and try to make the Mirage 3E/Mirage 50 something it´s not, namely a high performance multirole fighter. I haven´t read anything regarding precision weapons, and in fact the whole progam has been moving along VERY slowly.
AFM ran an article on the Pantera in the April ´94 edition.