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PREMIUM: Argentina seeks helicopters and receives new OPV with Antarctic ops in mind

23rd April 2021 - 13:01 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

A tender will open next month as the Argentine Navy seeks to buy two second-hand helicopters to enhance its Antarctic capabilities — but financial constraints remain.

The Argentine Navy is taking steps to enhance its capabilities to operate in Antarctica by procuring two second-hand Sea King helicopters. It also recently received a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) built by French shipyard Naval Group. 

The two Sikorsky Sea King SH-3 helicopters will be delivered to the ...

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