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Latin American News Bulletin… (02-2013)

Airborne Brigade for the Chilean Army

Chile’s Army established the creation of an Airborne Brigade as the top priority of this force for in the coming years. The project will be developed over the next ten to twelve years, and will include the acquisition of thirty medium-transport helicopters as well as eight to twelve attack helicopters.

The unit will be integrated by infantry personnel with a total number of 800 to 1200 infantrymen who will be trained in vertical assault operations. The new brigade would comprise rapid deployment elements for the support of UN missions. Despite the brigade, personnel will

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Argentine/Brazilian Joint Exercise PLATA II

UNITS FROM the Argentine Air Force (FAA) and Brazilian Air Force (FAB) took part in the joint surveillance and airspace control exercise PLATA II (Silver II) between May 17 and 21, 2004. They were involved in detecting, tracking and intercepting simulated illegal cross-border flights between the two countries.

FAB participants comprised four Embraer AT-27 Tucanos from 3°/3° Grupo de Aviacao (GAv) at Campo Grande, four AT-26 Xavantes from 174° GAv of Natal, two Cessna C-98 Grand Caravans from 7° Escuadro de Tranaporte Aereos at Manaus and a C-130 Hercules. All operated from Basa Aerea Santa Maria (BASM), in the state

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Argentine Shermans

With the end of WW2 in Europe there were large stocks of surplus vehicles, originally provided by the US to her allies under the ‘lend lease’ programme, which left vast quantities of surplus vehicles to be sold off at low prices. Many countries took advantage of this and purchased large quantities of equipment, and Argentina was amongst the countries to purchase surplus vehicles.

At the time Argentina was seeking a more modern tank for it’s Army, who had just 12 locally-built DL-43 Nahuel (similar to the M4 Sherman) and small numbers of Vickers Carden Lloyd Mk.l light tanks in service

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Argentine Skyhawk news.

IN 1994 Lockheed Martin and 33 subcontractors began a programme to supply an undisclosed number of TA-4J Skyhawks to the Argentine Air Force.

Two aircraft were overhauled and brought up to the required specification and got as far as flight trials in America. These aircraft were drawn from retired examples from Training Wing One at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi.

However a number of problems arose, the largest of which appears to have been with the engines which required extensive work to bring them up to scratch. Argentina even attempted to acquire replacement engines from Israel, though this seems to

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Argentine Nahuel

Santiago Rivas describes the Nahuel DL 43, the first Latin American tank

The DL 43 was the first tank to be designed and built in Latin America, and despite only serving briefly with the Argentine Army, they were the beginning of what would later become one of the most important tank forces in the region. As with all Latin American countries, the beginning of the use of the tank in Argentina was very slow. In 1920 the Argentine Army received a total of twelve Renault FT 17 tanks, which were not well liked and the light tanks were finally sold

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Argentina is the first time the Russian military equipment

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First Russian military equipment will be delivered in Argentina — Air Force in November of this country will have two Russian Mi-171E, told RIA Novosti on Friday a representative of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (TSAMTO).

According to him, the cost of two helicopters valued at 20 million euros, the contract was signed for the supply of "Rosoboronexport" in August of last year. The head of the Argentine General Staff Normando Costantino recently visited Russia to see the process of manufacturing machines. "It is planned that the Mi-171E Argentine Air Force will be

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Power Machines manufactured a second hydro power plant to Punta

Negra "

"Power Machines" produced the second hydro power plant being built for "Punta Negra" (Argentina). All components and parts of the generator are packed and prepared for shipment. The contract for the supply of hydraulic equipment for the power plant "Punta Negra" was signed between "Power Machines" and the general contractor of a hydropower plant "turnkey" — Argentine consortium UTE (company Techint and Panedile) — in 2011. Under the terms of the contract "Power Machines" manufacture and deliver two power companies Argentine turbine 32 MW each, pre-turbine valves and automatic control systems, as well as two complete generator

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Power Machines manufactured for the second hydro power plant Punta Negra in Argentina

All components and parts of the generator are packed and prepared for shipment. Input power plant "Punta Negra" expected to be commissioned in late 2015.

The contract for the supply of hydraulic equipment for HPP "Punta Negra" was signed between "Power Machines" and the general contractor for the construction of hydropower plants "turnkey" — Argentine consortium UTE (company Techint and Panedile) — in 2011. Under the terms of the contract "Power Machines" manufacture and deliver two power companies Argentine turbine 32 MW each, pre-turbine valves and automatic control systems, as well as two complete generator with excitation

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Power Machines produced the first hydro power plant for the Argentine

"Power Machines" manufactured hydrogenerator equipment for the first hydroelectric power plant under construction Argentine "Punta Negra." All components and parts of the generator, only 74 cargo space, packaged, the company reports. Also prepared for shipment to the excitation system.

The contract for the supply of hydraulic equipment for the power plant "Punta Negra" was signed between "Power Machines" and the general contractor of a hydropower plant "turnkey" — Argentine consortium UTE (company Techint and Panedile) — in 2011.

Under the terms of the contract "Power Machines" manufacture and deliver two power companies Argentine turbine

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The diesel-electric Vasily Golovin provided 11 Argentine stations in Antarctica

The diesel-electric "Vasily Golovin" of "Far Eastern Shipping Company" (FESCO) has completed providing 11 Argentine stations in Antarctica, the press service of the Company.

The diesel-electric "Vasily Golovin" engaged in the work to ensure the 54 stations of the day — from 26 January to 19 March 2012. During that time, it was handled 6,882 tons of cargo, including delivered via on board the ship helicopter 5341 ton. "Vasily Golovin" delivered and took the cargo from the stations: Esperanza, San Martin, Marambio, Orcadas, Petrer, Dzhubani, Primavera, Desepshin, Camara, Brown and Melchior.

At present, the diesel-electric sent to the Argentine

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