Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana Thursday welcomed the French-built Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV) ARA Contraalmirante Cordero, the last of the four ships purchased through the National Defense Fund (FonDef).
While in Tierra del Fuego Argentine defense minister Jorge Taiana participated with Malvinas War Veterans of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the joint operation attack on the Royal Navy's carrier, HMS Invincible, while again condemning UK for the illegitimate occupation of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
Relatives of the Argentine Navy's ARA San Juan's crew have voiced their anger at the opposition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) lawmakers not endorsing a bill to protect the area where the remains of the submarine were found.
Argentina has taken delivery of the new OPV ARA Contraalmirante Cordero built in France's shipyard in the city of Concarneau. It is the fourth and last unit from a contract signed in 2018.
The Río Santiago Shipyards (ARS) are ready to launch their second cadet training boat (LICA) March 16, it was reported Tuesday, after the ARA Ciudad de Ensenada hit the waters in October last year. The new boat will be named ARA Ciudad de Berisso.
The Argentine government has approved the funds for the design and construction of a new polar vessel to complement the activities of ice breaker ARA Almirante Irizar in her task of delivering provisions to the Argentine thirteen Antarctic bases. Works and design will be undertaken by the government-owned shipyard Tandanor and Finland's consulting firm Aker Arctic, with the funds allotted totaling 69 million Argentine pesos ( some US$ 6,5 million) and 7 million Euros.
Argentine Navy's ARA Puerto Argentino sloop has sucessfully unloaded supplies and machinery this week at the Petrel Base in Antarctica, it was reported. A self-propelled pontoon built entirely at the Tandanor–CINAR shipyard was used for the reconstruction of this base, which is returning to permanent service after nearly 50 years.
An Argentine Navy vessel from the Antarctic Combined Patrol shared with Chile, and currently on duty, helped to rescue the Russian scientific vessel “Professor Logachev”, which was stranded and with no self-propulsion at Lasserre Bay, next to the Polish Antarctic Station Arctowski in King George Island.
Five French-built warplanes Argentina bought under President Mauricio Macri for US $ 14 million have never taken to the air, due to which Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) and Fente de Todos (FdT) politicians are now trading pointing fingers.
Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana Friday took delivery of the new OPV ARA Storni (P-53) from France.