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Argentine Army (Ejercito Argentino), Navy of the Argentine Republic (Armada Republica; includes naval aviation and naval infantry), Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Argentina, FAA). ACTIVE 73,100 personnel (Army 38,500 Navy 20,000 Air 14,600) Paramilitary 31,240; RESERVE none formally established or trained


ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE • Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Air Force 14,600 Personnel. (plus 6,900 civilians, 21,500 in total)
4 Major Comds – Air Operations, Personnel, Air Regions, Logistics, 8 air bde 

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
incl Air Defence

AIRCRAFT 127 combat capable. Total 283+ Aircrafts.

Airspace Defence (Interceptor) 1 sqn with 11 Ftr ac:
8 Dassault Mirage IIIEA;
2 Dassault Mirage IIIDA;
1 Dassault Mirage IIIBE
 
Strategic Air Command 5 sqn with 55 + Fighter Ground Attack (FGA) / Ftr ac:
1 sqn with 7 Dassault Mirage 5PA Mara;
2 sqn with (Developed from Dassault Mirage 5 / IAI Nesher ):
11 IAI Dagger-A (IAI Finger IIIA)
3 IAI Dagger-B; (IAI Finger IIIB two-seat training version)
2 sqn with
30 McDonnell Douglas A-4AR/OA-4AR Fightinghawk;
4 McDonnell Douglas TA-4AR Fightinghawk;
1 sqn with McDonnell Douglas 12 A-4P Skyhawk (storage or retired)

Tac Air Command 2 (tac air) sqn with 39 FGA ac:
27 FMA IA-58A Pucará;
6 FMA IA-58D Pucará;
6 Tucano (on loan for border surv/interdiction)

Reconnaissance & Survey 1 sqn with 6 Recce/Survey ac:
5 Gates Bombardier Learjet LJ35A (2 Calibration)
1 Cessna 210 Centurion (Elint)

Lead-in Ftr Training 22 Ftr/Trg ac:
16 FMA AT-63 Pampa*;
6 Embraer EMB-312Tucano* (on loan from Brazilor for border surv/interdiction)

Air-to-Air Refueling & Transport
1 sqn with 6 Tpt/Tkr ac:
2 Boeing B707-300B (Heavy Transport);
2 Boeing B707-300C (Heavy Transport);
2 Lockheed KC-130H Hercules;

Transport 7 sqn with 32 Tpt ac :
2 sqn with
2 Lockheed C-130B Hercules;
4 Lockheed C-130H Hercules;
1 Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules;
1 sqn with
8 de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter;
4 Saab SF340B (Airliner);
1 sqn with 5 Fokker F-28 Fellowship;  
1 sqn with 4 Fokker F-27-400/600 Friendship;
VIP Flight Transport  8 VIP Tpt ac:
1 (Pres) flt with 1 Boeing 757-23ER; Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk;
1 sqn with
2 Fokker F-28-1000 Fellowship;
1 Fokker F-28-4000 Fellowship;
1 Learjet LJ60;

Training Aviation school
1 sqn with 79 Trg ac:

Advanced Flying Training 1 sqns with 7+ Adv Trg ac:
1 Canberra Mk.62;
1 Mirage IIIC;
1 FMA IA-58A Pucará;
1 FMA / Morane-Saulnier MS-760 Paris IR;
2 FMA IA-50GII;
1 Cessna 320;

1 sqns with 6 FMA / Morane-Saulnier MS-760 Paris IR (Storage or retired)

Acrobatics Squadron 1 sqn with 8 Aerobatic ac:
7 Sukhoi Su-29AR;
1 Cessna A.150 Aerobat;

Basic Flying Training 4 sqn with 65+ Trg ac:
1 sqn with 24 FMA/Beech B45 (T-34A) Mentor (basic);
1 sqn with 19 Embraer EMB-312A Tucano (primary);
1 sqn with ? FMA IA-46 Ranquel;
1 sqn with ? Aero Boero AB180VR

National Institute of Civil Aviation (Training Aviation with Air Force) 1 sqn with 30 Trg ac:
1 sqn with
3 FMA-Cessna 182J Skyline;
4 FMA-Cessna 182K Skyline;
7 FMA-Cessna 182N Skyline;
1 sqn with
10 Chincul-Piper PA-A-28-236 Dakota;
1 sqn with
2 Chincul-Piper PA-A-28RT Arrow IV;
3 Chincul-Piper PA-A-34-220  Seneca III;
4 Piper PA-31-310 Navajo;
1 sqn with
2 Chincul-Piper PA-A-25 Pawnee (two seaters);
RH-500D

Liaison 2 sqn with 32 Liaison ac:
4 Rockwell Aero Commander RC500U Shrike Commander;
10 FMA-Cessna 182J Skyline;
2 FMA-Cessna A.182 Skyline;
1 Cessna 310;
1 Cessna 210 Centurion

Ordered (2012):
6 Embraer KC-390 Tanker;
18 FMA AT-63;
40 FMA IA-63 Pampa


HELICOPTER 3 combat capable. Total 32 Helicopters.

VIP Transport
1 VIP Tpt hel:
1 Sikorsky S-76B Spirit(with VIP Flt)

Search and Rescue 2 sqn with 9 SAR hel:
1 sqn with
6 Bell 212 (SAR);
3 Bell UH-1N
2 Bell 412EP (Ordered)
1 sqn with
3 Aérospatiale SA-315B Lama (SAR);

Support & Utility 1 sqn with 7 Spt/Utl hel:
7 Bell UH-1H Aquirra (Iroquois); 
 
Utility 2 sqn with 17 Utl hel:
2 Mil Mi-171E Hip-H (3 more on order)
11 Hughes 369R (Reconnaissance Support helicopter);
4 MD-500D Defender;

Attack & Training 1 sqn with 14 Atk Trg hel (with Aviation school):
3 Hughes 500 (369HE / 369HM) (Atk Trg hel);
1 Hughes 500C(R) Defender;
9 Hughes 500D Defender;
1 Hiller SL-4 (with Adv Trg ac)

GLIDER 1 sqn with Glider:
L-23 Super Blanik;
Janus;
Nimbus;
Phoebus
Pirat;
Super Astir;
Twin Astir;


MISSILES

  ASM ASM-2 Martin Pescador
  AAM 6 (430) AIM-9L Sidewinder; 30+(360) R-550 Magic I; 150+ (395)Shafrir Mk-IV; 360 Matra R.530E

BOMBS
  PG Bombs: BK-BR PG 50 kg, BK-BR PG 125 kg, BK-BR PG 250 kg, SITEA 360 kg, BK-BR PG 500 kg, MK-82 PG 250 kg,
  Demolition Bombs: MK.117 Bandera de los Estados Unidos Estados Unidos 820 KG
  Anti-tracks Bombs: Matra Durandal
  Cluster Bombs: FAS-300/250 kg, BME-330/330 kg, FAS-500/550 kg, Matra Belouga BGL-66, TAL-1, TAL-2
  Incendiary Bombs: SITEA INC-50Kg, SITEA INC-100Kg, SITEA INC-220Kg, SITEA INC-375Kg


• RADAR 12 (355) Systems:
5 AN/TPS-43 (100);
1 Radar BPS-1000 (160);
95 AN/W430B;
10 AN/FPS-113/90;

Air Force Air Defence Systems
AD •
SAM

Roland II Misiles
GUNS 88:
20mm: 86 Oerlikon/Rh-202 with 9 Elta EL/M-2106 radar;
35mm: 2 Oerlikon GDF-001 with Skyguard radar


FACILITIES
  Argentinian Air Force Main Headquarters
: HQ Located at Buenos Aires

  Argentina Air Force Airfields and Airbases Organisation (Current Order of Battle):

Estado Mayor General de la Fuerza Aérea: Buenos Aires
Comando de Operaciones Aéreas:
Buenos Aires
Rio Gallegos: Base Aérea Militar Rio Gallegos (Airbase)
Mar del Plata: Base Aérea Mar del Plata (Airbase)
AntartidaBase Marambio (Airbase)
Tarea: Escuadron de Apoyo Operativo "Chamical" (Staff)   

Grupo Vigilancia y Control del Espacio Aéreo -  Merlo
Escuadron Vigilancia y Control del Espacio Aéreo (Radar Guidance)   
Escuadron Base (Airbase)
Escuela Electronica de Defensa (EW)
Escuadron Tecnico (Tech)

I Brigada Aérea (1st Air Brigade) - El Palomar Air Base (Buenos Aires Province)
Grupo 1 de Transporte Aéreo
Escuadron I de Transporte Aéreo (1st Air Transport Squadron): K/C-130B/H, L100-30
Escuadron II de Transporte Aéreo (2nd Air Transport Squadron):  Boeing B707-300B/C
Escuadron II de Transporte Aéreo (3rd Air Transport Squadron):  F28-1000/4000
Agrupación Aérea Presidencial (Presidential transportation Unit): Boeing 757, F28-1000, Learjet 60, S-76B
Grupo de Guerra Electrónica
Escuadron de Guerra Electrónica: Boeing B-707

II Brigada Aérea (2nd Air Brigade) - Parana / General Urquiza Air Base (Paraná Military Air Base, Entre Ríos Province)
Grupo Aéreo 2
Escuadrón II de Reconocimiento (2nd Reconnaissance Squadron): Learjet 35A
Escuadrón IV de Transporte Aéreo (4th Air Transport Squadron): F-27-400/600
Escuadrilla de Servicios / Escuadrón Convencionales (Conventional squadron): Cessna 182, Cessna 210

III Brigada Aérea (3rd Air Brigade) - Reconquista Air Base (Santa Fe Province)
Grupo Aéreo 3 de Ataque
Escuadrón II Operativo (2nd Attack Squadron): IA-58A/D
Escuadrón III Ataque (3rd Attack Squadron): IA-58A/D
Escuadrilla de Servicios / Escuadrón Convencionales (Conventional squadron): RC500U, Cessna 182

IV Brigada Aérea (4th Air Brigade) - El Plumerillo Air Base (Mendoza Province)
Grupo 4 de Caza
Escuadrón I de Cazabombardeo (1st Training Squadron: MS-760 (Storage or retired)
Escuadrón II de Cazabombardeo (2nd Fighter Bomber Squadron): IA-63 serie 2
Escuadrón III de Búsqueda y Rescate y Tareas Especiales (3rd Search and Rescue Squadron): SA-315B
Escuadrón IV Sukhoi (4th Cruz del Sur Acrobatics Squadron): Su-29
Escuadrilla de Servicios / Escuadrón Convencionales (Conventional squadron): RC500U, Cessna 182

V Brigada Aérea (5th Air Brigade) - Coronel Pringles Air Base (San Luis Province in Villa Reynolds Airport)
Grupo 5 de Caza
Escuadrón I de Cazabombardeo (1st Fighter-Bomber Squadron): A-4AR
Escuadrón II de Cazabombardeo (2nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron): A-4AR
Escuadrón III de Cazabombardeo (3rd FSearcighter-Bomber Squadron): A-4P
Escuadrilla de Servicios / Escuadrón Convencionales (Conventional squadron): RC500U, Cessna 182

VI Brigada Aérea (6th Air Brigade) - Tandil Air Base (Buenos Aires Province)
Grupo 6 de Caza
Escuadrón I de Cazabombardeo (1st Fighter-Bomber Squadron): Mirage 5PA
Escuadrón II de Cazabombardeo (2nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron): IAI Finger IIA/B
Escuadrón III de Intercaptacion (3rd Air Interceptor Squadron): Mirage IIIEA/DA/BE
Escuadrilla de Servicios / Escuadrón Convencionales (Conventional squadron): RC500U Shrike Commander, Cessna 182, H369HM

VII Brigada Aérea (7th Air Brigade) - Mariano Moreno Air Base (Buenos Aires Province) in Mariano Moreno Airport
Grupo Aereo 7
Escuadrón I Operativo (1st Search and Rescue Squadron): Bell 212, UH-1N, Bell 412EP
Escuadrón II Tactico (2nd Tactical Squadron): Hughes 500D/E(R)
Escuadrón III (3rd Squadron): UH-1H
Escuadrón III (4th Squadron): Hughes 500C; Hughes H369HM

IX Brigada Aérea (9th Air Brigade) - Comodoro Rivadavia Air Base (Chubut Province) in General Enrique Mosconi International Airport
Grupo Aereo 9
Escuadrón VI de Transporte Aéreo (6th Air Transport Squadron): F-27,
Escuadrón VII de Transporte Aéreo (7th Air Transport Squadron): Saab SF340B, DHC-6-200
Escuadrilla de Servicios / Escuadrón Convencionales (Conventional squadron): Cessna 182

Comando de Personal (Personnel Command) - Buenos Aires
Escuela de Suboficiales de la Fuerza Aérea (Military Aviation School) - Cordoba Training Air Base (Córdoba Province)
Glider Flight
Services Squadron
Instituto de Formacion (Training) Ezeiza
Funes - Liceo Aeronautico Militar (Training)
Cordoba - Instituto Universitario Aeronautico (Training)
Grupo Aérea Escuela
Escuadron Tucano (Tucano Squadron): EMB-312
Escuadron Mentor (Mentor Squadron): T-34A (Mentor B-45)
Escuadrón Convencionales (Conventional squadron): FMA IA-46 Ranquel, Hughes 369
Escuadrilla Veleros (Glider squadron):
Janus, L-23 Super Blanik, Nimbus, Phoebus, Pirat, Super Astir, Twin Astir
Grupo Aérea Escuela: AB180VR
Escuela de Suboficiales
Aeronaves de Instrucción (Advanced Training):
Canberra Mk.62, Mirage IIIC, IA-58A Pucará, FMA MS-760 Paris, IA-50GII, Cessna 320, Hiller SL-4,
 
Escuela de Aviacion Militar - Rio Cuarto Air Base
Escuadrilla de Servicios: Cessna 182
Grupo Aéreo Escuela
Mariano Moreno - Cuerpo de Cadetes: Cessna 310 /210

Instituto Nacional de Aviacion Civil - Moron Air Base (SADM)
Grupo Aéreo INAC
I Escuadrón: Cessna 182J/K/N
II Escuadrón: PA-28-236
III Escuadrón: PA-28R, PA-31, PA-34-220
IV Escuadrón: PA-25, RH-500D

Rio Gallegos Air Base
Escuadrilla de Servicios / Escuadrón Convencionales (Conventional squadron): RC500U

Grupo de Operaciones Especiales, GOE (Special Operations Group)

Comando de Material - Buenos Aires
Quilmes - Área Material Quilmes (Tech /Repairs): Cessna, DHC-6, AC-500U, Helicopters.
Rio Cuarto - Área Material Rio Cuarto (Tech /Repairs)
El Palomar - Area Logistica (Logistic)


Note: Argentina has 156 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 4 2,438 to 3,047 m: 27 1,524 to 2,437 m: 65 914 to 1,523 m: 51 under 914 m: 9), 985 airports with unpaved runways (over 3,047 m: 1 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 43 914 to 1,523 m: 530 under 914 m: 410), and 2 heliports.

Official website: http://www.faa.mil.ar  (spanish)

 
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