Argentina to Buy Super Etendard Modernise Aircraft

Argentina’s Ministry of Defence gave final approval for the navy to buy five Dassault Super Etendard Modernisé combat aircraft from France, Argentine Minister of Defence Oscar Aguad confirmed on 2 October.<br />The sale’s details were already negotiated so the aircraft are expected to soon be delivered to the navy’s 2nd Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Caza y...

Argentina’s Ministry of Defence gave final approval for the navy to buy five Dassault Super Etendard Modernisé combat aircraft from France, Argentine Minister of Defence Oscar Aguad confirmed on 2 October.

The sale’s details were already negotiated so the aircraft are expected to soon be delivered to the navy’s 2nd Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Caza y Ataque. The unit will briefly use several of the aircraft to train crews, and then Argentine Super Etendards will be updated using modernisation kits and spares cannibalised from the French aircraft.

The aim is to recover the Argentine planes, which are out of service but are Argentina’s only supersonic military aircraft.

Source: www.janes.com