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Argentine Air Force

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The Argentine Air Force (Spanish: Fuerza Aérea Argentina, or simply FAA) is the national aviation branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic. In 2010 it had 18,250 military personnel and 8,700 civilian personnel.

Aircraft Inventory[edit]

Fighters[edit]

  • Dassault Mirage F1M x 16 (Fighter)
  • Lockheed Martin F-16C Blk.52+ Fighting Falcon x 36 (Multirole Fighter)

Attack Aircraft[edit]

  • FMA IA 58 Pucará x 32 (Attack Aircraft)
  • Lockheed Martin A-4AR Fightinghawk x 36 (Attack Aircraft)

ELINT Aircraft[edit]

  • Learjet 35 x 4 (Electronic Warfare/Reconnaissance/Utility)

Transport Aircraft[edit]

  • Boeing 737 x 1 (VIP Transport)
  • Boeing 757-200 x 1 (VIP Transport)
  • Fokker F27 x 1 (Transport Aircraft)
  • Fokker F28 x 3 (Transport Aircraft)
  • Lockheed C-130H x 6 (Tactical Transport)
  • Lockheed KC-130H Hercules x 2 (Aerial Tanker)

Helicopters[edit]

  • Aérospatiale SA 315B Lama x 3 (Liaison Helicopter)
  • Bell 212 x 10 (Utility Helicopter)
  • Bell 412 x 2 (Utility Helicopter)
  • McDonnell-Douglas MD-500D x 12 (Light Utility Helicopter)
  • Mil Mi-17E x 5 Utility Helicopter)
  • Sikorsky S-70 x 1 (VIP Transport)
  • Sikorsky S-76 x 2 (VIP Transport)

Training Aircraft[edit]

  • Beechcraft T-34C Mentor x 10 (Basic Trainer)
  • Embraer EMB-312 Tucano x 14 (Trainer Aircraft)
  • FMA IA-63 Pampa x 18 (Jet Trainer)
  • Lockheed Martin F-16D Blk.52 Fighting Falcon x 6 Conversion Trainer)
  • Grob G120TP x 10 (Basic Trainer)
  • Lockheed Martin OA-4AR x 4 (Conversion Trainer)

Future Procurement[edit]

  • Combat Aircraft
    • 22 x FMA IA-63 Pampa GT (Attack Aircraft)
    • 18 x IAI Kfir Blk.60 (Multirole Fighter)
    • 12 x Sukhoi Su-24 (Strike Aircraft)
  • Transport Aircraft
    • 6 x Embraer KC-390 (Transport Aircraft)
  • Helicopters
    • 12 x Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil (Light Utility Helicopter)
    • 4 x Kamov Ka-226 (Light Utility Helicopter)
  • Training Aircraft
    • 40 x FMA IA-63 Pampa GT (Advanced Trainer)
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