The Ministry of Defense confirms its negotiations with the United States to purchase the P-3C Orion aircraft for the Argentine Navy
From the Argentine Ministry of Defense confirmed negotiations and negotiations with the United States for the P-3C Orion aircraft of the Argentine Navy.. This comes in the wake of recent information issued on the occasion of the 15th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, currently being held in Brasilia.
As recently reported by Zona Militar, The Argentine Navy and the Ministry of Defense have resumed negotiations for the acquisition of the P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft.. These units were demonstrated by the US government in 2019, and received the corresponding permission from the State Department.
Cause lack of progress in negotiations Acceptance speech The LOA expired on December 31, 2019. In this way, a total of four P-3C Orion aircraft for the Argentine Navy would not progress for about three years. However, as reported in June and July, theThe current administration has renewed interest in the aircraft in question, and has resumed negotiations with the US government.
Thus, within the framework of the 15th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, the Minister of International Affairs of Defense, Francisco Cafiero, held a series of bilateral meetings with other countries in the region. in one of them, The Argentine official met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Daniel Erickson.
As the Ministry of Defense of the Argentine Republic reported on July 27, It was highlighted in the official notification that one of the topics of the meeting with the official of the US Department of Defense revolved around “Progress in the integration of the P-3 Orion aircraft to monitor and control waters under national jurisdiction. “
The official confirmation provided by the Argentine Defense Ministry confirms the country’s interest in strengthening maritime patrol and surveillance capabilities. It should be noted that to date, none of the P-3Bs acquired in the 1990s are in flight status, the Naval Aviation Command of the Argentine Navy. In this sense, the license plate P-3B 6-P-56 is at FAdeA facilities receiving related maintenance work.
Following what was reported by the Military District in July, The Argentine Navy’s interest lies in acquiring two P-3C Orion aircraft. The incorporation process will remain in its early stages due toThrough the US bureaucratic process again, again requiring treatment and approval by the US Congress.”
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