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Argentine Air Force receives first two Pampa IIIs

19 February 2019
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The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received into service its first two Fadea IA-63 Pampa III trainer and light attack jets.

The first two Pampa III aircraft have been received by the Argentine Air Force. (Argentine Air Force)The first two Pampa III aircraft have been received by the Argentine Air Force. (Argentine Air Force)

The aircraft were received on 15 February during a ceremony at the home of the 6th Fighter Group of the 6th Air Brigade at Tandil Airbase. The 1st Fighter Squadron at this location currently operates the earlier Pampa II aircraft.

Aircraft A-700 and A-701 were the first two to be delivered, with A-702 set to follow shortly to complete the first batch of three aircraft ordered by the Argentine government. Three more aircraft are expected to be ordered during 2019, as Argentine President Mauricio Macri previously stated.

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