Air Platforms

Argentina receives further Texan IIs, assigns Tucanos to border patrol mission.

27 June 2018

The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received a second batch of two Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II trainer and light combat aircraft.

The twin-seat turboprops were ferried from the United States to the Military Aviation School in Cordoba, arriving on 28 June. With six aircraft now delivered, a further two of the 12 ordered in 2016 are set to arrive before the end of the year with the remainder to follow shortly after. The FAA has a total requirement of 24 such aircraft.

With the arrival of the Texan IIs, a number of the Embraer EMB-312 Tucanos that they are replacing in the trainer role have now been made available for border patrol missions, mainly along the boundaries with Bolivia and Paraguay.

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