One of two newly delivered Bell 412s of the Argentine Air Force on 8 January 2015 (Image © Fuerza Aérea Argentina)

Argentine Air Force beefing up lighter fleet

The Argentine Air Force has beefed up its lighter fleet units in 2014. Just before the end of the year the Fuerza Aérea Argentina commissioned 10 Grob G120TP-A light utility and training aircraft. Two new Bell 412s joined VII Brigada Aérea at Mariano Moreno Airport near Buenos Aires on 8 January 2015.

The white painted Bell 412s will be used for search-and-rescue ops and replace the aging Bell 212s of the I Escuadrón Búsqueda y Salvamento (1st Search and Rescue Squadron). The 212s have often been put at the disposal of the United Nations, explaining their overall white livery.

Source: Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Featured image: One of two newly delivered Bell 412s of the Argentine Air Force on 8 January 2015 (Image © Fuerza Aérea Argentina)