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Tag: Argentine Navy

  • Monday, June 17th 2024 - 04:23 UTC

    Argentine Navy commemorates Malvinas “Day of Maximum Resistance”

    Troops displaying colors and ceremonial uniforms at the commemoration

    The Argentine Navy on Saturday commemorated with Malvinas Veterans the “Day of Maximum Resistance” recalling the heroism, bravery, and commitment by naval troops in the defense of Puerto Argentino (Port Stanley).

  • Saturday, June 15th 2024 - 10:12 UTC

    Destroyer ARA Heroina officially decommissioned

    The Heroina was named after the corsair frigate reaching the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in Buenos Aires' name on Nov. 6, 1820.

    During an event at the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base Friday, the Argentine Navy made official the decommissioning of the destroyer ARA Heroína of the MEKO 360 class after over 15 years of unseaworthiness due to the lack of a key spare part banned by the United Kingdom from being delivered.

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  • Tuesday, May 28th 2024 - 09:58 UTC

    Gringo-Gaucho drills this week with USS George Washington

    The USS George Washington has already participated in joint maneuvers with the Argentine Navy in 2008

    The US Navy's George Washington nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is due this week in the South Atlantic for the “Gringo-Gaucho II” joint maneuvers with Argentina approximately 60 miles off Mar del Plata amid President Javier Milei's rapprochement with Washington. Escorted by the USS Porter and the logistic ship USNS John Lenthall, the carrier cannot dock at any relatively small Argentine port given her size.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Argentine Navy hopes to have Super Etendards ready for joint drills with US carrier

    The French-built Super Etendard can reach a speed of Mach 1.3

    According to Argentine media, the local Navy hopes to get ready its two French-built Super Étendard jets in time to participate in joint drills when the USS George Washington aircraft carrier reaches the South Atlantic in the coming days.

  • Saturday, March 9th 2024 - 08:12 UTC

    Argentina allows Chinese fishing fleet into its EEZ to take refuge from a massive storm

    Chinese jiggers packed along mile 201, with an Argentine naval vessel keeping track of the activities

    The Argentine navy allowed a fleet of 259 Chinese fishing vessels to enter the country's EEZ (Economic Exclusive Zone) to take refuge from a massive storm with seven meters high waves and winds of more than a hundred kilometers per hour. The Ministry of Defense also announced that once the storm was over the Chinese vessels returned to international waters.

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 09:43 UTC

    Argentine Navy: No more beards allowed

    There might be an exception whenever freshwater is in short supply

    Argentina's Navy issued an internal regulation whereby all active members must refrain from donning a beard effective April 1, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The measure dated Feb. 27 is signed by Rear Admiral Juan Carlos Romay, General Director of Personnel and Welfare, and is said to “facilitate” military training.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 21:59 UTC

    Argentina develops ejector seat cartridge tester, aims to counter British embargo

    The new test bench offers the potential to bring these jets back into service without relying on foreign suppliers, particularly the United Kingdom.

    Argentina's Scientific and Technical Research Institute for Defense (CITEDEF) has successfully certified its own ejector seat cartridge tester to extend the life of the Super Etendard/SEM of the Naval Aviation Command (COAN), a key development in the country's efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in the defense sector. Since their acquisition in 2019, these jets have been grounded due to the British veto on the supply of essential ejection seat pyrotechnics, effectively rendering them inoperable.

  • Sunday, December 24th 2023 - 16:09 UTC

    Argentine airplane from 1982 to be restored and shown at museum?

    The emblematic unit was traded in 2005 in exchange for spare parts for Sea King helicopters to be deployed in the Antarctic campaign

    The Italian-built Aermacchi MB-339 used by then-Argentine Navy Lt Owen Crippa on May 21, 1982, to attack the HMS Argonaut is about to be flown from the United States to be restored in the city of Sunchales and later displayed at a museum, it was reported last week.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Delivery of Orions to Argentina delayed over unpaid bills

    The new units are to be stationed at the Naval Base in Trelew

    The delivery of the first of the four second-hand Lockheed P-3 Orion aircraft purchased from Norway for the Argentine Navy has been reported to be behind schedule as the first payment was not made in time according to the Oct. 17 arrangement. In this scenario, Norwegian authorities have made it clear that the units were not to be released.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:46 UTC

    Former detention center in BA granted Mercosur patrimony status

    Pietragalla Corti said the distinction was a recognition for the entire region

    The former Argentine Navy's Mechanics School, which functioned as a clandestine detention center during the 1976-1983 military regime and was later turned into the Memory Museum to promote awareness about human rights violations, has been granted Mercosur cultural heritage status by the Culture Ministers of the bloc, who convened Friday in Buenos Aires for their 54th meeting.