Just recently, the Argentine Army Aviation and Fabrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA)’s mechanics have begun to overhaul the AB-206B-1 helicopters received from the Italian Carabinieri a few months ago. The helicopters were out of service for years and became exposed to the open weather once the argentine agreement started to stall and the hangar was vacated. None the less, an agreement was signed and this generated the needed traction for the transfer process to start. Of these 20 aircraft, one is still in Italy which was used to perform on the job training for this overhaul and the other 19, already in Campo de Mayo Airstrip, are being sent in batches to Cordoba for the works to start. 5 of these will be transferred to the Gendarmeria Nacional Aviation Service and the other 15 will remain in the Army.
Argentinean armed forces have deployed recently acquired equipment during the Youth Olympic Games that took place in Buenos Aires from October 6th to October 18th. CBRN ready mobile posts have been set up in strategic points in downtown Buenos Aires, also with C-UAS gear and in alert for possible intrusions or cyberattacks on infrastructure. State sources indicate that Argentina bought 5.2 million dollars in Israel financed equipment. Such software and hardware, for cybersecurity and counter UAS respectively. An undisclosed variant of the ELI-4030, Drone Guard, has been seen in test prior to the development by the Argentine Air Force (FAA).