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Argentina turns to local industry in naval modernisation push

23rd March 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


Photos: Corvette ARA Robinson (P-45) departs port on 17 January 2023 to carry out a patrol operation. (Source: Argentine Navy, 17 January 2023)

Local companies will build a new landing ship and floating dock, modernise in-service corvettes and develop a naval surveillance radar.

Argentina is turning to local industry to build up and modernise its surface fleet and develop a new maritime radar.

The Argentine MoD signed an agreement on 9 March with local shipyards Tandanor and Río Santiago to construct a multipurpose landing ship and a floating dock. Moreover, the companies will modernise the navy’s six MEKO-140 multipurpose corvettes.

Construction of a multipurpose vessel will 'allow us to provide a better and faster response when an emergency or natural disaster occurs', said Defence Minister Jorge Taiana. 

Speaking to Shephard, RAdm (ret) Máximo Pérez-León-Barreto of the Argentine Navy, and director of strategic

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

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

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