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Army 38,500 personnel.(plus 7,000 civilians; 45,500 in total) A strategic reserve is made up of armd, AB and mech bdes normally subordinate to corps level.

ARGENTINIAN ARMY AVIATION • Comando de Aviación del Ejército Argentino

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
Avn 1 gp

AIRCRAFT No combat capable. Total 35 Aircrafts.

Reconnaissance Patrol & Surveillance 10 Recce Ptrl/Surv ac:
10 OV-1D Mohawk (6 with SLAR / electronic warfare)

Transport 16 Tpt ac:
1 Beech 80 Queen Air;
1 CASA 212-200 Aviocar;
2 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter;
3 Aeritalia G-222;
1 Gaviao 75A (Rockwell Sabreliner 75A);
3 SwearingenSA-226 Merlin IIIA;
5 Swearingen SA-226AT Merlin IV/IVA (VIP transport);

Utility
3 Utl ac:
3 Cessna 207 Stationair

Surveillance
1 Survey ac:
1 Cessna 500 Citation (survey)

Basic Flying Training
5 BscTrg ac:
5 Cessna T-41 Mescalero


HELICOPTER 6 armed capable. Total 52 Helicopters.

Light Attack Armed
6 Lt Atk Arm hel:
6 Bell UH-1H Huey;

Search and Rescue 5 SAR hel:
5 Aérospatiale SA-315B Lama;

Support 8 Spt hel:
3 Aérospatiale AS-332B Super Puma;
2 Mil Mi-17E Hip-H;
3 Mil Mi-17E Hip-H (Ordered)

Utility
52 Utl hel:
1 Bell 212;
18 Bell UH-1H Iroquois;
6 Bell UH-1H-II Huey II;
2 Bell 205A Iroquois;
5 Bell 206L Long Ranger;
15 Bell 206B Jet Ranger (Ordered)
5 Agusta A-109A Hirundo;

Rotary Flying Training 13 Trg hel
5 Bell 206B Jet Ranger (deliveries from 2011);
8 Bell UH-12E


Argentinian Army Air Defence Systems
AD •  2 gp ADA

SAM 6 RBS -70

GUNS • TOWED 411:
20mm 230 GAI-B01;
30mm 21 HS L81;
35mm 12 GDF Oerlikon (Skyguard fire control);
40mm 148: 24 L/60 training, 40 in store; 76 L/60; 8 L/70


RADAR
  AD RADAR 11: 5 Cardion AN/TPS-44; 6 Skyguard
  LAND 18+: M-113 A1GE Green Archer (mor); 18 RATRAS (veh, arty)


• FACILITIES
  Argentinian Amy Aviation Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Buenos Aires
  Army Aviation Airfields and Airbases Organisation: Comd 3 corps HQ (mob def)

Estado Mayor General del Ejercito

Instituto Geografico Militar - Campo de Mayo: Queen Air, Citation I

Comando de Aviacion de Ejercito - Campo de Mayo
Rosario - Seccion de Aviacion de Ejercito 121: UH-1H
Rio Cuarto - Seccion de Aviacion de Ejercito 141: C-26, Cessna T207
Comandante Espora - Seccion de Aviacion de Ejercito 181: C-26, Cessna T207
General Urquiza - Seccion de Aviacion de Ejercito 2: C-26, Cessna T207
Presidente Peron - Seccion de Aviacion de Ejercito de Montana 6: UH-1H
El Plumerillo - Seccion de Aviacion de Ejercito de Montana 8: UH-1H
Comodoro Rivadavia - Seccion de Aviacion de Ejercito 9: UH-1H
Rio Gallegos - Seccion de Aviacion de Ejercito 11: UH-1H   
Posadas - Seccion de Aviacion de Ejercito 12: UH-1H
Escuela de Aviacion de Ejercito "Coronel Arenales Uriburu" - Campo de Mayo: T-41D, UH-12E, OV-1D   

601 Army group - Campo de Mayo
Escuadron de Aviacion de Apoyo de Inteligencia 601: OV-1D
Batallon de Helicopteros de Asalto 601: AS-332, Bell 212, UH-1H
Escuadron de Aviacion de Exploracion y Ataque 602: A-109A, UH-1H
Escuadron de Aviacion de Apoyo General 603: G-222, C-212, C-26, DHC-6, Sabreliner 75A, U-17
Escuadron de Aviacion de Apoyo 604 (Logistic)
Batallon de Abastecimiento y Mantenimiento de Aeronaves 601 (Tech)


Argentinian Army Forces by Role (Current order of battle): Comd 3 corps HQ (mob def)
Mobile Defence (1 Northeast force (1 jungle bde, 1 armd bde, 1 Northeast force (1 jungle bde, 1 armd bde, 1 trg bde); 1 Northern force (1 AB bde (1cdo coy), 1 mech inf bde, 1 mtn inf bde); 1 Patagonia and Southern Atlantic force (1 mtn inf bde, 1 armd bde, 3 mech inf bde);
Rapid Reaction (1 (rapid deployment) force (includes AB bde from corps level) (1 cdo coy)
Mot Cav (1 regt (presidential escort));  Mot Inf (1 bn (army HQ escort regt));
Arty 1 gp (bn); ADA 2 gp; Engr 1 bn; Avn 1 gp

Argentinian Army inventory equipment:
MBT 213: LT TK 123:
RECCE 81: AIFV 263: APC (T) 294:
ARTY 1,103 (SP 155mm 37: TOWED 179 (105mm 70; 155mm 109): MRL 105mm 4; MOR 883 (81mm 492; 120mm 353: SP 38)
AT • MSL (SP 3 (18 TOW-2A MANPATS msl): RCL 150: RL 385+)


Official website: http://www.avejer.ejercito.mil.ar/ (spanish)
http://www.ejercito.mil.ar/site/home/index.asp

 
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 (11/4/2011)

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 (10/19/2011)


 

 



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