The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received the first of a new batch of three FadeA IA-63 Pampa III advanced jet trainer/light strike aircraft.
The delivery of the first aircraft, tail number A-703, took place on 13 September. It will be assigned to the FAA’s 6th Air Brigade (VI Brigada Aérea), based in Tandil, although it will be deployed to the country’s northern provinces to carry out border patrol operations.
Jane’s reported on 11 March that the contract for the three aircraft is valued at ARS901.7 million (USD21.9 million). The Argentine media has reported that the next aircraft should be delivered in October and the last one by December.
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