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Argentina’s defence budget forecasted to reach 1.3% of GDP by 2015

Tuesday, March 8th 2011 - 05:05 UTC
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Argentina, similar to other Latin American countries, is increasing its defence budget at a robust pace, according to Research and Markets, a defence procurement news agency based in Alabama. Read full article

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  • Martin_Fierro

    “...and a dispute with the UK regarding the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands”

    Who wrote this shit?

    1.5 % GPD won't do, try 2.0 and increase the air force budget to 30%, even then you're still lacking.

    Argentina and Brazil need to get off their ass and start plans to build fighter jets jointly between Embraer and the FMA, no doubt other countries will join.

    Mar 08th, 2011 - 05:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Y Draig Goch

    Or you could use some of that new money to pick up all the mines you left all over the islands...maybe save some money then...won't have to buy new ones.

    Mar 08th, 2011 - 09:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Argentina’s defence budget forecasted to reach 1.3% of GDP by 2015......Maybe the Government will need it to attack its own citizens....its been known to do it before

    Mar 08th, 2011 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    Maybe it's to replace all that junk Britain destroyed in 1982. Never mind, we can destroy the new stuff even better now!

    Mar 08th, 2011 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tim

    It'll take a hell of a long time to build up what that female dog Nilda Garré destroyed

    Mar 08th, 2011 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    18 december 2010.............However former Defence minister Horacio Jaunarena was not so positive about what’s going on with Argentine defence policy and military expending.

    Jaunarena claimed that following the “very poor administration” of former minister Garré Argentine Armed Forces are in a “bad shape”, with “pilots grounded” since they have been unable to comply with the needed certified flying hours and the Army has sufficient ammunition for a “two hour combat”.

    “The forces are in a bad shape: is we make a balance of Garré’s performance we have the Air Force with over half of its aircraft grounded, lack o spares and maintenance, and pilots loosing their flying certificates because they can’t comply with the necessary minimum monthly flying hours”.

    He added that the Argentine Navy with a nominal fleet of 60 units “only has 16 operational and with sufficient ammunition to hold a two hours combat at the most”. He added that Argentina no longer has an icebreaker (Almirante Irizar) and has leased a Russian unit at a “fantasy cost.
    Reach 1.3% of GDP by 2015........What is the Argentine GDP $500 ?

    Mar 08th, 2011 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    I think Argentina should put at least 10% of the budget into a good nuclear defence program.

    Mar 08th, 2011 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    “Defence expenditure is primarily driven by ‘modernization plans, participation in peacekeeping missions and a dispute with the UK regarding the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands’.”

    If they have a dispute with the Falklands then it sounds as if it should be called an 'Attack Budget'

    Mar 08th, 2011 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ed

    I know NildaGarré in person green haired,red eyes who sings well !

    Mar 08th, 2011 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    There will be no dispute.

    You clowns are a thorn in both Argentina the UKs side.

    So shut up.

    Mar 09th, 2011 - 12:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @#Martin

    As pointed out by Viscount Falkland in post #8 the argentine forces only have enough ammunition for 2 hours of combat. Hell our boys regular have firefights lasting 8 hours or more in afganistan. So your right, there is no dispute, because 1 argentina never own the islands britain does and always had. and 2 even if they (the argentines) invaded the islands they'd be surrendering in the masses after 2 hours when they run out of ammo. Not even enough ammo for one fireteam let alone a battalion or full scale invasion force, lol bring it on argentina.

    Mar 09th, 2011 - 02:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    11 Teaboy2, “Hell our boys regular have firefights lasting 8 hours or more in afganistan.”
    Yes your boys are doing a heck of a job!

    “children killed as they gathered firewood in a mountainous area of eastern Afghanistan.”

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/03/world/la-fg-afghan-children-killed-20110303

    Mar 09th, 2011 - 05:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    (yawning)

    Right...

    What I said was that there will be no dispute, meaning no war.

    Malvinas will be returned to Argentina through diplomatic means.

    And you're boring.

    Mar 09th, 2011 - 05:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @Marcos. you're an idiot! I suggest you read the articles you wish to link too before falsely claiming british soldiers were responsible as i think you will find it was indeed american troops not british. perhaps you misunderstood LOS ANGELES TIMES as being los anglo times lol.

    @martin.

    “Malvinas will be returned to Argentina through diplomatic means”

    Really, they were never argentinas to be gin with so how can they be returned. Diplomatic channels me nothing when britain respects the islanders right to self determination nor will we give up sovereingty to a bunch of cry baby whiners that had never in the earths entire history owned the islands.

    Bring on the ICJ i say but you won't, will you? Noooo... Because you and your government know your talking crap when in comes to the islands. Sorry the truth i talk is interesting, its reading the crap you argentines come out with thats boring.

    Mar 09th, 2011 - 06:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    14 Teaboy2

    Yes your boys were doing a heck of a job!

    “British soldiers beating iraq kids for throwing rocks”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISCkLtZhJp0

    Mar 09th, 2011 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ron

    If the English want war will come. Before the fight with sheep.

    Mar 09th, 2011 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @Marcos - atleast we don't take babies from their mothers and throw their mothers out of planes over the sea.

    Besides those kids where throwing stones, what would you do if someone threw stones at you? Show them a smile? They deserved a clip round the ear, though i admit the soldiers went to far in the clip and no doubt where reprimanded severely for their actions within a week of the event, unlike some argentine soldiers that to this day have not been reprimanded for there actions in 1982 in the Falkland islands - Hell you even did the unthinkable and abused and murdered your own soldiers as punishment http://www.argentinaindependent.com/feature/the-enemy-within-investigating-torture-in-the-malvinas-/

    @Ron,

    We do not want war, it is your argentines that keep bringing up the sugject of the falkland islands soveriegnty with your governments constan rehotric, it is the argentines looking to take something they want. We british do not want anything other than to protect what is already ours, and if that means using force to repel any argentine agression then so be it, but it will be you argentines that will have to come and try take the islands from us, as you won't get them any other way. But then you wouldn't stand a chance of being successful at invading the islands. International governments laugh at your leader, your neighbouring nations only agree in politness in order to benefit from trade, but behind your backs they think your a bunch of load mouth liars. They don't trust you and rightly so given your counrty's history or agression against them.

    Mar 09th, 2011 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    No, I think most comments have the wrong take on this.

    Is Argentina threatened by other South American countries? - No.

    The key things that have changed are :
    (i) China is the only country expanding its hegemony within South America,
    (ii) Ghadaffi has experienced internal insurrection against his rule.

    Argentina can never accumulate enough arms to stop Chinese expansion and eventual economic take-over of the country, so this is not the reason.

    No, the reason is to upgrade the military position to be able to control and eliminate an uprising of the Argentinian people against the Argentinian state. Insecure governments around the world have been frightened by the developments in North Africa, and they want the tools to make sure it doesn't happen to them.

    Mar 10th, 2011 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @GeoffWard

    Now that is an interesting thought. I mean who's to say whats happening in the middle east will not happen in latin american countries. If it did, then it will most likely start in Venezuela and hopefully eventually argentina too - Its perfectly possible.

    Mar 10th, 2011 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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