Argentine-Uruguayan Joint Air Force Exercise Begins

first_imgBy Dialogo June 04, 2010 The Argentine-Uruguayan joint exercise “Río III” began, with the participation of air and ground components from both countries’ air forces in order to increase cooperation in the area of airspace defense, the Defense Ministry announced. The Argentine Air Force (FAA) and the Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) will establish during the exercise a coordinated system that will enable the timely transfer of information for monitoring irregular traffic entering both countries’ airspace, according to a statement. Three Cessna 206 planes, one Baron, three Cessna A-37s, three Pucarás, and three Pilatus PC-7s, as well as one search-and-rescue helicopter, are expected to participate in the exercise on the Uruguayan side, the press release indicates. On the Argentine side, a Twin Otter, a Seneca, a Dakota, and a Bell-212 search-and-rescue helicopter will participate, the statement adds.last_img

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