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Tag: Uruguayan Air Force

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Uruguayan President and his children land in Antarctica

    Lacalle and his children were expected to stay at the Artigas base for nearly 24 hours

    The Uruguayan Air Force's Lockheed C-130 Hercules FAU 594 carrying President Luis Lacalle Pou and his children landed at the South American country's Artigas Base (BCAA) in Antarctica on Tuesday. “After 30 years, I have returned to Antarctica. The Artigas base houses military and civilians who work side by side,” Lacalle wrote on social networks.

  • Wednesday, August 10th 2022 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguayan Central Bank to commemorate Andes survivors

    The “Alive” coins will also be sold abroad

    Uruguay's Central Bank is to mint 5,000 coins to commemorate the so-called Miracle of the Andes, the survival of 16 passengers of Air Force transport Flight 571 aircraft that crashed on its way to Chile Oct. 13 1972.

  • Wednesday, April 13th 2022 - 09:44 UTC

    FAU brass explore options for the purchase of training aircraft

    The FAU needs to replace the A-37 Dragonfly model still in service

    A delegation of the Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) has been reported to have visited AERO Vodochody's facilities in the Czech Republic to delve into the specifics of the L-39NG advanced trainer, according to the aircraft manufacturer's social media.

  • Thursday, March 25th 2021 - 10:34 UTC

    Uruguayan Air Force helicopter carrying Pfizer vaccines crashes: total losses

    The Pfizer doses that were being transported to Rocha in a helicopter – similar to the one in the photo – were lost, as a result of a fire

    An Uruguay’s Air Force helicopter carrying two boxes of Pfizer vaccines against Covid-19 crashed on Thursday morning in the Eastern state of Rocha and the 3-member crew was taken to a local hospital with non-serious injuries. The accident occurred due to a “mechanical failure,” the Ministry of Defense reported and resulted in a fire that provoked total losses of the aircraft and the shipment it was transporting.