Argentina Receives Refurbished AgustaWestland AB206 Helicopters from Italy

  • Our Bureau
  • 07:41 PM, October 20, 2017
  • 4802
Argentina Receives Refurbished AgustaWestland AB206 Helicopters from Italy
AugustaWestland AB 206 Helicopters

The Argentine Ministry of Defense acquired 20 AugustaWestland AB 206 military helicopters purchased second from Italy.

They will be assigned to the Army Aviation Directorate as part of the military capabilities expansion and recovery process.

The helicopters were bought second-hand in 2013, and have gone through a service life extension program that has added 10 years to their operational life. These helicopters were previously operated by the Carabinieri, the Italian defense ministry’s police force.

Ambassador Tomas Ferrari received the helicopters from the Italian military authorities at the headquarters of Heliworld in the town of Anagni, about 70 kilometers from Rome.

According to Juan Gettig, director of the Argentine Army Aviation, these helicopters will be used for training and reconnaissance missions. Some of them will be fitted with GAU-17 miniguns and 70mm rockets once they arrive in Argentina.

Also Read

South Korea Plans T-50 Training Jets Export to US, Botswana, Argentina

September 19, 2017 @ 09:24 AM

Argentina Modernizes Elta Radar System With Wireless Communication Capability

June 8, 2017 @ 04:50 PM

Russia Submits MiG-29 Plane Delivery Terms to Argentina

April 6, 2017 @ 03:55 PM

Argentina Buying 12 Beechraft Texan Trainer Aircraft

March 29, 2017 @ 04:31 PM

Economic uncertainity to limit Argentina Military Modernization

August 12, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Argentina received two more Sea King helicopters from Navair

July 21, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Argentina Signs Contract With Naval Group for Four Patrol Boats

June 29, 2018 @ 10:47 AM

Italy Interested in Franco-German Euro Main Battle Tank

June 14, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

Russia Offers MiG-29 Aircraft for Argentina’s Fighter Jet Program

December 5, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

Missing Argentinian Submarine May Have Imploded, 44 On-board Feared Dead: Navy

November 24, 2017 @ 09:49 AM

US Navy's Undersea Rescue Command to Help Find Missing Argentinean Submarine

November 21, 2017 @ 10:13 AM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS