Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Buenos Aires

Malvinas (Falkland Islands)

1982 Malvinas Guerre (Falklands War) with the U.K. over the Malvinas or Falkland Islands

Gradicom I
Gradicom II space launch rocket. Made by CITEDEF.

The Tronador II is a two stage rocket developed by Argentina. Modeled after the Tronador I rocket.

Developed the Condor I and Condor II ballistic missiles, but discontinued the program due to international pressure, mostly from the U.S. The Condor II missile had a 900km range.

Secret program to develop nuclear weapons discontinued.
 ARSAT and SAC satellites developed by INVAP of Argentina

Yarara unmanned aerial vehicle. Made in Argentina. Named after a type of South American snake.

UAS Chimango unmanned aerial vehicle?

Air Force
Fuerza Aerea Argentina (FAA)
13,400 personnel

A-4AR Fighting Hawk (A-4M Skyhawk upgrade)-34

IA.58 Pucara ground attack aircraft. Made by the Argentine company FMA (34)

IA 63 Pampa (AT-63) advanced trainer/light attack aircraft. Made by FMA with assistance from Dornier of Germany.
FMA B-45 Mentor (T-34 Mentor) training aircraft

EMB-312 Tucano trainer/light attack aircraft (26)
IA-73 trainer aircraft. Under development.
Grob G120 trainer aircraft (10)
C-130 transport aircraft (7)
KC-130 refueling aircraft (2)

Boeing 757 aircraft (1)
Learjet 60 (1)
Fokker F27 (5)
Fokker F28 (5)
Saab 340 (4)
Learjet 35 (3)
DHC-6 Twin Otter (8)
Bell 212 (8)
Bell UH-1 (2)
Mi-17 (2)
SA-315 Lama (2)
MD 500 (12)

Dardo 2 (Argentinian made GPS guided bomb)

Dardo-1 (Argentinian made rocket assisted cluster bomb)

ARM-657 Mamboreta rocket pod  used on aircraft. Fires 57mm rockets


Retired From Service
AMD M-5 Mara (Mirage 5) fighter aircraft. Retired from service.

IAI Finger (israeli upgraded Mirage 5 fighter aircraft)- Retired from service.

IAI Dagger (israeli upgraded Mirage III fighter aircraft)-Retired in 2012

Canberra bomber aircraft (Retired from service)
During the 1982 conflict in the Falkland Islands, Argentina used British made Canberra bombers to bomb British positions on the islands. The British also used Canberra bombers against Argentine forces.

Armada de la Republica Argentina (ARA)
17,800 personnel

During the 1982 war in the Malvinas, Argentine Navy Super Etendard aircraft armed with Exocet missiles, sank 2 British warships.

An Exocet anti-ship missile launched from a land based vehicle damaged another British warship. The Exocets were cannibalized from the Argentine destroyer ARA Guerrieo.

Naval Airbases

Super Etendard fighter jets equipped with Exocet anti-ship missiles take off from naval airbases.-8

P3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft-4

S-2T Turbo Tracker aircraft used for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)-3

PC-6B2/H2 Turbo Porter aircraft used for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)-1
Beechcraft T-34 trainer/light attack aircraft (12)
AS.316B Alouette III helicopters
AS.555SN Fennec helicopters-4
AS-61 Sea King helicopters-4
SH-3 Sea King helicopters used for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)

Destroyers (4)

Corvettes (9)

Fast Attack Craft
Submarines (2)

Patrol Boats (8)
Fast Attack Craft (2)
Support Vessels (2)
Survey Ships (2)
Ice Breaker (1)
Tanker Ship (1)
Cargo Ships (2)
Tug Boats (4)
Buoy Tenders (3)
Training Ship (1)
Yacht (1)

Mk 28 sea mines

MM38 Exocet anti-ship missiles
MM40 Exocet anti-ship missiles
AM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles

CITEFA AS-25K (Argentine made air-to-surface or anti-ship missile with a 25km range)
MP-1000 Martin Pescador (Argentine made air-to-surface or anti-ship missile with a 19km range)

Sea Dart surface-to-air missiles on some vessels.

Infanteria de Marina de la Armada de la Republica Argentina (IMARA)- Naval Infantry of the Republic of Argentina.

Bell UH-1 helicopters

VAO (Vehiculo Anfibio a Orugas)- Argentine made LVTP-7

VAR (Vehiculo Anfibio a Ruedas)- Argentine made LARC-V

Panhard VCR/TT 4x4 armored personnel carrier

ERC-90F1 6x6 wheeled reconnaisance vehicles

RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles

VCR AA- French made 4x4 VCR armored vehicle with .RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles?
Bofors L70 towed 40mm anti-aircraft guns

M-114 towed 155mm howitzers
M-101 towed 105mm howitzers
M-56 towed 105mm howitzers

Soltam 81mm mortars

Browning .50 cal machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
M-16A2 assault rifles
SB 81 Italian made anti-tank mines
SB 33 Italian made anti-personnel mines

EXPAL Spanish made anti-tank mines

Marine Special Forces

Comandos Anfibios (Naval Commandos)

M20 Super Bazooka
FN MAG machine guns
FN P90

Sterling sub-machine guns

Silenced Sterling Mk5 sub-machine guns

Uzi sub-machine guns
Silenced pistols

Ejercito Argentino (EA)
42,000 personnel

Brigada Paracaidista IV
4th Paratrooper Brigade

Regimento de Asalto Aereo (Air Assault Regiment)

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters
UH-1 helicopters
Commando mortars
M-72 LAW
FN MAG machine guns
FN FAL assault rifles

Compania de Comando 601 (Ca Cdo 601)
Compania de Comando 602 (Ca Cdo 602)
M-72 LAW
Remington 700 sniper rifles
FN Para
M-4 carbines
Silenced Sterling sub-machine guns

5th Mountain Infantry Brigade
6th Mountain Infantry Brigade
8th Mountain Infantry Brigade

12th Jungle Brigade

Batallon de Ingenieros Anfibios 121 (B Ing Anf 121)
121st Amphibious Engineer Battalion
Diver company

Intelligence Battalion

Lipan Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)

Army Aviation
Grumman OV-1 Mohawk aircraft used for ground attack, intelligence gathering and electronic warfare. Heavily armed.
CASA C-212 Aviocar transport aircraft
Agusta A109 Scout/attack helicopter
Alenia G.222 transport aircraft
Harbin Z-11 scout/attack helicopters
Bell UH-1 helicopter
MD 500 helicopters

Air Defense
RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles

RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles on AM-3543 trucks
Roland surface-to-air missiles
SA-7 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
Blowpipe shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
Bofors L60 towed 40mm anti-aircraft guns.
Bofors L70 towed 40mm anti-aircraft guns
K-63 twin towed 35mm anti-aircraft guns
GDF twin towed 35mm anti-aircraft guns
HS 831 anti-aircraft guns
Rh-202 twin towed 20mm anti-aircraft guns
Browning .50 cal machine guns

Blowpipe shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles (Still in service?)
During the 1982 conflict in the Malvinas, the Argentinians used British made Blowpipe missiles against British aircraft and actually shot down a Harrier. The British were also using the Blowpipe against Argentine forces.

TAM (Tanque Argentino Mediano)- Argentine Medium Tank. Made in Argentina. German design using the Marder chassis. 105mm gun.

SK-105 Kurassier light tanks
AMX-13 light tanks with 105mm guns
Panhard AML-90 reconnaisance vehicles
VCTP (Vehiculo de Combate Transporte de Personal) Infantry Fighting Vehicles with 20mm Oerlikon guns. Marder chassis.

M113 armored personnel carriers
M577 command vehicles. M113 variant
M106 mortar carriers. M113 variant
M548 supply vehicles. M113 variant.
Patagon light tank with 105mm gun. Uses a SK-105 chassis and a AMX-13 turret. Argentine made.

VCTM (Vehiculo Combate Transporte de Mortero) 120mm armored mortar carrier.
M3 Greyhound halftrack armored cars (Still in Service?)

Gaucho VLEGA utility vehicles
Vehiculo Ligero de Empleos Generales Aerotransportable. Jointly developed between Argentina and Brazil.

HMMWV with TOW guided anti-tank missiles

HMMWV with Mk 19 automatic grenade launchers
HMMWV with Browning M2HB .50 cal machine guns
VELA fast attack vehicles used by Special Forces. VELA stands for Vehiculo de Exploracion Ligero de Asalto.

SLAM Pampero (Argentine made 105mm multiple rocket launcher)

SAPBA-1 (Argentine made 127mm multiple rocket launcher)

VCLC (Vehiculo de Combate Lanza Cohetes)- Argentine made multiple rocket launcher. A TAM variant that fires LAR-160 160mm rockets . 

AMX Mk F3 self propelled 155mm howitzers
VCA (Vehiculo Combate Artilleria)- Argentine made TAM variant with a Palmaria 155mm gun

CITEFA Model 77- Argentine made 155mm self propelled howitzer

M-114 towed 155mm howitzer
Cala 30 towed 155mm howitzer
M-101 towed 105mm howitzer
Oto Melara Model 56 towed 105mm pack howitzer.

TOW anti-tank guided missiles
M1968 105mm recoilless guns
M-67 90mm recoilless guns
M-20 75mm recoilless guns
AT-4 anti-tank rocket launchers
M-72 LAW anti-tank rocket launcher.
MARA (Argentine made light anti-tank rocket launcher similar to the M-72 LAW.)

Mathago Argentinian made guided antitank missiles (Still in service?)

SS.11 French made anti-tank missiles (Still in service?)
SS.12 French made anti-tank missiles (Still in service?)
Cobra 2000 guided anti-tank missiles (Still in service?)

120mm mortars
81mm mortars
60mm mortars
FMK2 Commando mortars

Mk 19 40mm automatic grenade launchers
M-203 under barrel grenade launchers

FN MAG machine guns
FN Minimi machine guns
FN FAL assault rifles
M-16 assault rifles
Galil assault rifles
AR-15 rifles
Steyr AUG assault rifles
HK G41
M4 carbine
FMK-3 9mm sub machine guns. Made by the Argentine company FM.

Modelo 1927 (Argentine made copy of the M1911 .45 cal pistol)

Bateria de Artilleria Antiaerea (Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery)

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) with Mara anti-tank configuration.

Ministerio de Seguridad (Ministry of Security)
Includes the Gendarmeria Nacional, Policia Federal Argentina, Prefectura Naval Argentina, and Policia de Seguridad Aeroportuaria

Gendarmeria Nacional

Prefectura Naval Argentina
Coast Guard

Policia Federal Argentina (PFA)

Chinese made C5K 131 armored vehicles

SIG 550 assault rifles

Grupo Especiales de Operaciones Federal (GEOF)
Elite SWAT like unit belonging to the Policia Federal Argentina

Policia de Seguridad Aeroportuaria (PSA)
Airport Security Police

Secretaria de Inteligencia (S.I. or S.I.D.E.)

CITEFA- Armed Forces Scientific and Technical Research Institute
CITEDEF- Center for Scientific and Technological Research for Defense
Fabrica Militar de Aviones (FMA)
Fabricaciones Militares (FM)
Astillero Rio Santiago (ARS)- Rio Santiago Shipyard

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