Argentine Air Force receives first modernized EMB-312 Tucano and third Beechcraft TC-12B Hurón


On  August 5, at the Aeroparque Military Air Station, the Ministry of Defense together with the Argentine Air Force made the official presentation of the third Beechcraft TC-12B Hurón aircraft and the first modernized Embraer EMB-312 Tucano in the Río Material Area IV.

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Argentine Air Force receives first modernized EMB 312 Tucano 01 Argentina's first modernized Embraer EMB-312 Tucano  (Picture source: Argentine MoD)


The ceremony was presided over by the Minister of Defense, Jorge Taiana, who was accompanied by the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Juan Martín Paleo, and by the head of the Argentine Air Force (FAA), Brigadier General Xavier Julián Isaac, along with prominent authorities from the Defense portfolio.

The ceremony was enlivened by the chords of the "Alas Argentinas" Military Music Band of the General Secretariat of the FAA, which served as the setting for the most anticipated moment of the event: the arrival of the aircraft, which were greeted with an arch of Water.

Subsequently, the Minister of Defense made allusive words, followed by a speech by Brigadier General Isaac.

Finally, the authorities came to greet the crew on a day where two fundamental achievements for the future of the Institution were achieved.


Argentine Air Force receives first modernized EMB 312 Tucano 03 The ceremony was presided over by the Minister of Defense, Jorge Taiana (Picture source: Argentine MoD)


In an exclusive interview for Noticias en Vuelo, the chief of the General Staff of the Argentine Air Force said: "Today is a very important day for the Air Force, this is not just another plane, it is a path we are traveling, as a brand the National Defense Fund (FONDEF) which is to incorporate and modernize, in this case" .

"Today we incorporate the B-200, which passed through the Río IV Material Area, and which was painted and reupholstered. It is a plane that comes in handy to be able to continue reinforcing the transport school, and, later, those that are going to continue coming, they will be distributed by different units in order to recover the flexibility and mobility of the Air Force ," said the head of the Institution.

"Regarding the Tucano, a plane that I particularly had the opportunity to fly 30 years ago as an instructor at the Military Aviation School (EAM), I feel very satisfied with the work that has been done together with Redimec ," said Brig. general and added: "This modernization gives a qualitative leap to the plane and, fundamentally, to our pilots so that they can fly safer in a more modern environment and, of course, motivation is fundamental" .

Finally he concluded: "This is a very good day, very happy, and this thanks to God, hope and optimism. This is a path that begins and will continue."


Argentine Air Force receives first modernized EMB 312 Tucano 02 Argentina's third Beechcraft TC-12B Hurón aircraft  (Picture source: Argentine MoD)


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