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    Post  d_taddei2 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:44 am

    Anymore info on the sub? Are they still looking?
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    Post  Airman on Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:06 pm

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    Post  JohninMK on Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:14 pm

    d_taddei2 wrote:Anymore info on the sub? Are they still looking?
    Yes but only for the wreck, not survivors.

    Seems to be a World Navy search going on. The Russian 'research' ship Yantar has just arrived.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:04 pm

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    With all due respect for the perished in those incidents, gentlemen at AFP forgot to add Minerve (S647), USS Thresher (SSN-593) and USS Scorpion (SSN-589) to this list...
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    Post  Guest on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:07 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
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    With all due respect for the perished in those incidents, gentlemen at AFP forgot to add Minerve (S647), USS Thresher (SSN-593) and USS Scorpion (SSN-589) to this list...

    This seems to be list of fairly recent incidents.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:23 pm

    Argentina finally bought five decommissioned French deck aircraft Super Etendard

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3072308.html
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:52 pm

    Perhaps the Argentine submarine "San Juan" is found
    http://www.ng.ru/news/627707.html?print=Y
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    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:24 pm

    Argentina signed for 4 Gowind corvettes, France is just waiting on payment.
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    Post  hoom on Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:01 am

    Sub has been found

    At red dot near middle of the search area
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    Disappointingly, as far as I can make out it was in an area Yantar went over possibly several times.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:01 pm

    a lot of ships were looking for it in that area. Took a private company to find it.
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    Post  Isos on Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:45 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:a lot of ships were looking for it in that area.  Took a private company to find it.

    And when you know that modern mines are just torpedos 1000 time smaller than this waiting on the bottom silently ...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:01 am

    Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
    The Yantar' couldn't find it- was it looking in the wrong places or its equipment is inferior?
    The sub isn't worth salvaging; the crew is reduced to bones now- my condolences to their families.
    Women still wishing to serve on subs worldwide & esp. in Argentina got a wake up call.
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:16 am

    Might have been the case that they were detecting it at the wrong angle and didn't recognise it for what it was... and that is for all the other platforms that missed this wreck?

    This quote says quite a bit:

    “There’s some quite interesting sea life and geographical features. It’s extraordinary how many submarine-shaped and -sized rocks are down there,” Plunkett previously said. “There’ve been a number of times the guys on the ship got excited because there’s something 40 meters long, 5 meters wide, 6 meters high, and it’s turned out to be wrong. It’s truly astonishing.”

    From here:

    https://news.usni.org/2018/11/17/u-s-underwater-mapping-firm-finds-wreckage-missing-argentine-sub
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:46 pm

    The stormy S. Atlantic is not a place to operate old SSKs.
    Argentina should get new SSKs or follow Brazil in developing an SSN, if she could afford it.
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:28 pm

    Tsavo Lion wrote:The stormy S. Atlantic is not a place to operate old SSKs.
    Argentina should get new SSKs or follow Brazil in developing an SSN, if she could afford it.
    Age had nothing to do with the disaster. Russia and many other countries operate subs from the 1980's in fact I believe usa still operate a sub from the 1970's and taiwan in 2017 spent around $19-20mn refitting a sub from ww2 era it's still in active service although likely for training purposes I'd imagine it's at least 80 yrs old. And Russia still operates the [size=35]Kommuna a ship that was commissioned in 1915 that's 103yrs old and why because it still does the job although doing a job slightly different of its original job but still useful and it would cost Russia 100's millions of dollars to build new one so no point when refitting old one still does the job u want it too. Although I know subs are a bit different but the Argentine wasn't exactly old old it was likely down to bad servicing,  malfunction or crew error [/size]
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    Post  George1 on Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:45 am

    Vladimir79 wrote:Argentina signed for 4 Gowind corvettes, France is just waiting on payment.

    it will be the OPV version

    https://www.janes.com/article/84948/argentina-confirms-the-purchase-of-four-french-opvs?from_rss=1



    The government of Argentina has approved the contract to purchase four Gowind-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) 87s from French shipbuilder DCNS for a total of EUR319 million (USD363 million).

    The purchase includes the already built L'Adroit , which in 2016 visited the region on a marketing trip, and three new vessels.

    L'Adroit, launched in 2011, will undergo maintenance and will receive some modifications prior to delivery to Argentina in 2019. The acquisition will be equally financed by three institutions: the French Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Natixis SA also from France, and the Spanish bank Banco Santander SA.

    The four OPVs will reinforce a diminished force that has suffered many financial and operational constraints during the past decades.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:39 pm

    I find it odd how Argentina will purchase French weapons after the fact France gave Intel to England regarding the anti ship missiles during Falklands war.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:02 pm

    Those OPVs won't be dealing with the RN anyway, so why not?
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    Post  Isos on Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:38 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:I find it odd how Argentina will purchase French weapons after the fact France gave Intel to England regarding the anti ship missiles during Falklands war.

    First, UK had exocet so they knew pretty much everything about them.

    Second, even if you know perfectly a system doesn't make it useless. One exocet was fooled by chaffs but then targeted another ship in the group.

    Third, there were french technicians in argentina working on the exocets (maintenance work) when war started. Officially they did nothing. Unofficially they were active in upgrading them.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:12 am

    miketheterrible wrote:I find it odd how Argentina will purchase French weapons after the fact France gave Intel to England regarding the anti ship missiles during Falklands war.

    The current govt. running Buenos Aires is a neo-liberal govt. According to neo-liberals buying weapons is a way to buy favors, and even supersedes military doctrine. That strategy has worked so well for the Saudi-Might military, what could go wrong?
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:02 pm

    I actually think its safer to buy the Yak-130 just as good if not better due to more types of weapons available although its pretty much the same aircraft. Its safer to buy from a country (Russia) which is unlikely going to put scantions on you at a moments notice like western countries due normally thtough USA pressure. Although article does say Argentina is getting FA-50 Fighting Eagle instead, all aircraft FA-50(KAI T-50), M346, YAk-130 are all capable and most likely all Argentina needs and can afford. Although i still think it would be cheaper for them to continue their FMA IA-63 Pampa program, for them now looking at very similar aircraft tells me that there must be a production problem. Because Argentina paid $30.3 million for x3 phase 3 IA-63 Pampa i know they did have cash problems. Still think that Argentina would be better off buying a mix of upgraded overhaulled Su-24, Yak-130 and Mig-29M2 although not in great numbers as they still have their FMA IA 58 Pucará for COIN. But Su-30SM would be ideal choice if they had the cash.




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    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:36 am

    Russia would no doubt be happy to expand trade with Argentina... I am sure a few trade deals for all sorts of different things could make both countries some money and improve and develop both countries, and the resulting good will might lead to Russia offering deals that would be both useful for Argentina and a bit of a slap in the face to the Russian hating British establishment.

    Perhaps a new product from Sukhoi... and Su-35 on the cheap... a sort of like the MiG-29M2 which can be expanded to a MiG-35 with the replacement of a few (expensive) bits.

    Buy the lower cost model and then upgrade in 5 years time... or for a particular occasion...  Twisted Evil

    Of course the real problem is that, while an Su-35 is going to be 50-60 million or more... some of the weapons are going to be very very expensive too...

    Perhaps they could offset the cost by setting up a support centre for Sukhoi civil and military aircraft to make it cheaper to operate such aircraft in the region... Su-30s would probably be the best way to go... but make a bit of extra money supporting other Sukhois in the region as well as Superjets if they come.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:37 am

    I just hope they can afford them!
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:30 pm

    The fact of the matter is that most countries really can't justify the expense of such things, but they do anyway... I am sure there are a lot of important things Argentina could buy they could get a lot more value out of that weapons, but in the current world we live in weapons are necessary because for some countries the rule of law and international law means nothing when it suits them.

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