Airforce stuffed, submarines stuffed & they want another scrap over the Falklands?

One of the many countries to challenge France in the marching backwards stakes is Argentina.

They have continued to be very bellicose ever since they were forced off the Falkland Islands by the Poms.

But now their armed forces are essentially neutered.

Argentine Minister Julio Martinez has confirmed that all Air Force Lockheed Martin A-4AR Skyhawk fighters are currently grounded according to multiple sources.

This comes after a significant period of decline, the Argentine armed forces have ceased to be a capable military force. In August 2015, the Argentine air force retired its Mirage fighters, with only a handful of them even flyable.  

The problems don’t stop there, their submarine crews despite benefiting from a recent upgrade, need at least 190 days of immersion practice and in 2014 only spent 19 hours submerged. A similar situation is faced by their four destroyers, they don’t have any weaponry.

I have blogged on their navy before. The Argies now no longer have a functioning military.

They have zero chance of projecting force to threaten the Falkland Islands.

Perhaps they will just practice marching backwards around the barracks in Buenos Aires.

 

– UK Defence Journal


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