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Navy 20,000 personnel (plus 7,200 civilians; 27,200 in total)
Commands: Surface Fleet, Submarines, Naval Avn, Marines


ARGENTINIAN NAVAL AVIATION • Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina
Naval Aviation 2,000 Personnel.
 
Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

• AIRCRAFT 23 combat capable. Total 49 Aircrafts.
 
Strike Fighter & Ground Attack 1 sqn with 11 Strike/FGA ac:
2 Super Etendard (9 in store)

Anti-Submarine Warfare & Maritime Patrol
sqn with 5 ASW/MP ac:
3 Grumman S-2UP Turbo Tracker (2 S-2 AEW)
2 Grumman S-2T Tracker*

Maritime Patrol sqn with 13 MP ac:
6 Lockheed-Martin P-3B Orion*
5 Beech 200MPA Petrel (light transport)
2 Beech 200T Super King Air Maritime

Transport
sqn with 4 Tpt ac:
2 Beech 200F Super King Air (Recce);
2 Fokker F-28 Fellowship

Utility 6 Utl ac:
5 BE-200F/BE-200M;
1 AU-23 Turbo-Porter (Pilatus PC-6 Porter);

Basic Flying Training 10 BscTrg ac:
10 Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor*


HELICOPTER
6 combat capable. Total 20 Helicopters..

Anti-Submarine & Anti-Surface Warfare sqn with 6 ASuW/ASW hel:
4 Westland ASH-3H Sea King;
2 Sikorsky S-61D Sea King

Utility sqn with 14 Utl hel:
4 Sikorsky UH-3H Sea King
4 Aérospatiale AS-555 Fennec;
6 Aérospatiale SA-316B Alouette III*;

* Trainer


• MISSILES
  ASM 21 AM-39 Exocet; AS-12 Kegler; AS-11 Kilter; AS- 25K CITEFA Martin Pescador
  AAM R-550 Magic


FACILITIES
  Argentinian Navy Force Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Buenos Aires
  Navy Bases Located at Ushuaio (HQ Centre), Mardel Plata (SS and HQ Atlantic), BuenosAires, Puerto Belgrano (HQ Centre),Zarate (river craft)

  Naval airbases Located at Trelew, Punta Indio Construction and Repair Yard Located at Rio Santiago

  Naval Aviation Airfields and Airbases Organisation: Commands:  Naval Avn,
  Naval airbases Located at Trelew, Punta Indio

Estado Mayor General de la Armada        
Comando de Operaciones Navales - Buenos Aires


Comando de la Aviación Naval - Comandante Espora
Fuerza Aeronaval 2 - Comandante Espora
Escuadra Aeronaval 2        
1° Escadrilla Antisubmarina: S-2A/E   
2° Escuadrilla de Helicópteros: SH-3   
Escuadra Aeronaval 3        
2° Escuadrilla de Caza y Ataque: Super Etendard   
1° Escuadrilla de Helicópteros: AS-555, SA-316   
3° Escuadrilla de Helicópteros: UH-1H, A-109A   

Fuerza Aeronaval 3 - Almirante Zar
Escuadra Aeronaval 6        
Escuadrilla de Exploracion: P-3B   
Escuadrilla de Vigilancia Maritima: Super King Air   
Escuadra Aeronaval 5 - Ezeiza
2° Escuadrilla de Sostén Logistico Movil: F-28, PC-6B   

Comando de Instrucción Aeronaval - Punta Indio
Escuela de Aviación Naval: T-34C   
Escuadrilla de Adiestramiento Avanzado: EMB-326 (-> IA-63)


Marines 2,500 personnel.
Forces by Role (Current order of battle): Spt/Amph 1 force (1 marine inf bn)

Marines Commands Air Defence Systems
AD •  16+ AD Systems
SAM 6 RBS-70
GUNS 10+:
30mm 10 HS-816;
35mm GDF-001


Argentinian Navy Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
Commands: Surface Fleet, Submarines, Naval Avn, Marines
Navy Located at Mar del Plata (SS and HQ Atlantic), Ushuaio (HQ South), Puerto Belgrano (HQ Centre)

Argentinian Navy inventory equipment:
SUBMARINES • TACTICAL • SSK 3:
PRINCIPAL SURFACE COMBATANTS 14:
DESTROYERS • DDG 5:
4 Almirante Brown (GER MEKO 360 capacity 1 AS-555 Fennec or Alouette III utl hel)
1 Hercules (UK Type 42 capacity 1 SH-3H Sea King utl hel)
FRIGATES • FFG 9:
3 Drummond (FRA A-69 capacity either 1 SA-319 Alouette III utl hel or 1 AS-555 Fennec utl hel)
PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS 15 (PFT 2: PCO 7: PCI 6):
AMPHIBIOUS 20: (4 LCM; 16 LCVP)
LOGISTICS AND SUPPORT 12
AORH 1 Patagonia (FRA Durance) with 1 SA-316 Alouette III utl hel
AORL 1;  AK 3; AGOR 1; AGHS 1; AGB 1; ABU 3; TRG 1)



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

 
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   Argentina AF News:

Argentina To Buy Chinese APC, Warships

• Argentina To Buy Chinese APC, Warships  (2/6/2015)

IAI in talks to sell upgraded Kfirs to Argentina

• IAI in talks to sell upgraded Kfirs to Argentina  (4/2/2014)

Argentine officials confirm joint-production talks over China's FC-1 fighter

• Argentine officials confirm joint-production talks over China's FC-1 fighter  (6/23/2013)


• Liebherr-Aerospace Selected for IA-63 Pampa Program  (5/29/2013)

• FIDAE 2012: FAdeA to push ahead with Chinese helicopter production  (3/27/2012)

• Falklands’ war tested modernized Super Etendard in Argentine Navy’s agenda  (11/12/2011)

• Argentina Air Force to Re-engine Pucara Fleet with PT6A-62s
 (11/4/2011)

• C-130H Avionics Upgrade for Argentina Air Force
 (10/19/2011)


 

 



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