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Lingering economic problems constrain Argentine ambitions

15th March 2021 - 11:57 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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The latest defence procurement plan for 2021-2023 includes only limited new programmes for the Argentine armed forces.

Official data shows the ratio of debt to GDP in Argentina exceeded 100% in 2020 as economic activity slumped by 10%, due partly to the COVID-19 pandemic but also because of structural problems dating back decades.

Against this backdrop, the government only included modest new acquisitions for the armed forces in its latest procurement plan for 2021-2023.

Improved airspace surveillance is a priority for the Argentine Air Force (FAA), which hopes to acquire long-range 3D primary radars (RP3DLA-S) produced by local company INVAP.  On 3 March, Argentina announced that five RPA 240 long-range surveillance radars, also manufactured by INVAP, will

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Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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