Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 parts and spares are being looked for EMB-312 Tucano and T-34C-1 training aircraft. These are extensively used both for school and for pilots to maintain their qualifications. They have received a renewed interest considering intents to upgrade their avionics and the possibility to complement them with surplus U.S. Navy aircraft.
An agreement between the Air Force and INVAP was signed in December 2017 for the provision of this RPA-170M radar, the conversion of a TPS-43 radar to MTPS-43 standard and the update of the MTPS-43 prototype.
The Air Force’s process of replacement with Piper Seneca and the replacement of written off Aerocommanders with Cessna Grand Caravan is yet to be determined in another time, accordingly to current debs as for the argentine government’s zero deficit fiscal policy.
This deployment will include KC-135 tankers, C-17 Transports, three early warning aircraft E-3 Sentry and three F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters, with 400 troops.
Almost half of the proposed new airframes for the Argentine Air Force and prospected customers have been already built but there are difficulties to assemble and complete the aircraft
Finally, Argentina ordered the
last 4 of its first batch of 12 Textron’s T-6C Texan II. While struggling with
pending FMS payments, internal restructuring within the Ministry of Defense
granted the necessary funds to get the program back in action. Originally intended
as C+ versions, argentine Texan II’s are of C version as a setback during FMS
negotiation and delays for Argentinean payments. Having received 8 of 12 intended
aircraft, once the fleet is complete, spares and utilities will be provided
before converting the C into C+ variant. Among these improvements, Argentine
Air Force (FAA), intends to replace the Cobham communications systems to a new version,
other than issued.
PZL Mielec, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, delivered the final three of six S-70i helicopters build in Poland for the Chilean Air Force (FACh). These aircraft, designated as MH-60M in chilean service, were transported by a AN-124 transport from the Rzeszów airport to the Pudahuel Air Base, near the chilean capital. Their construction numbers are 70- 4016 (SP- YVG), 70- 4017 (SP- YVH) and 70- 420 (SP-YVB). These new Black Hawks are to be part of the 2nd Aviation Brigade in Chile's central region but they're also considered as needed to be deployed in pacific islands as required by C-130 transport. Source
WASHINGTON — Boeing and Brazilian aerospace company Embraer are reportedly discussing the prospect of building an assembly line for Embraer’s KC-390 cargo planes in the United States. According to Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico, which first reported the talks on Oct. 1, and a subsequent Reuters story, the two companies see a U.S. KC-390 plant as part of a larger defense-related joint venture. The discussions on KC-390 follow a July agreement that gave Boeing an 80 percent stake in Embraer’s commercial business, and it was widely speculated that a similar deal on the companies’ defense business hammered out in the coming months would involve greater cooperation with Boeing on KC-390. Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security, told this July that more information about a Boeing-Embraer tie up on KC-390 could be revealed later this year.
Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has recently put for auction 11 Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters, 3 two seaters Mirage 2000B and 8 single seat Mirage 2000C. With ranging prices for each aircraft not in flying condition from 7.300 and 62.600 USD for a total 508.600 USD for the whole lot. The former French Air Force Mirage 2000's were acquired as stop gap fighters until the FX-2 program for F-5 and Mirage III fighters was determined, with SAAB and the JAS-39E/F as a winner. These second hand fighters operated for more than 10.000 hours between 2006 and late 2013. Source