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Argentine Air Force working to get its Fightinghawks flying again

01 February 2018

Commodore Fernando Rubio, head of Air Force Brigade V, said on 26 January that he would work towards recovering McDonnell Douglas A-4R Fightinghawk aircraft for service, although it is unclear if funding exists to return the type to service.

Two years ago Argentina’s Fightinghawks were grounded for lack of maintenance funding. Now, engineers at the Rio Cuarto Maintenance Area (where major work is done on the air force’s aircraft) are working alongside Brigade V personnel to recover some of the Fightinghawks, Cmdre Rubio said.

“The current mission is to recover all of the lost resources so as to be prepared if such situation should arise,” Major Oscar Charadia, the Air Force Training and Enlistment commander, said the same day.

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