Argentina’s Defense Minister welcomes new French-built OPV
Argentina’s Defense Minister Jorge Taiana Thursday welcomed the French-built Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV) ARA Contraalmirante Cordero, the closing of the 4 ships bought during the National Defense Fund (FonDef).
We are very happy as a result of we have now finished a a hit paintings with Naval Group and the incorporation of those 4 patrol vessels is key to strengthening the actions of the Joint Maritime Command, for the protection of our sovereignty and to turn the sector that Argentina is a rustic that has a defensive technique with a deterrent capability and efficient surveillance and keep an eye on of its air, maritime and land house, Taiana stated.
The Cordero will sign up for the Maritime Patrol Division to enlarge the surveillance, keep an eye on, and protection features of nationwide maritime assets.
The ARA Contraalmirante Cordero arrived to enroll in the keep an eye on of unlawful fishing after crusing from the Port of Concarneau, France, to its new berth on the Mar del Plata Naval Base.
Argentina Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Julio Horacio Guardia identified that this true State coverage has made it conceivable to include 4 technologically trendy devices that have patrolled our maritime areas.
These patrol boats give a contribution to creating a qualitative soar within the building of sea keep an eye on operations and the safeguard of existence at sea, Guardia added.
First, the ARA Bouchard used to be gained in February 2020, after being in carrier with the French Navy. Then In June 2021, the ARA Piedrabuena arrived on the Mar del Plata Naval Base. They have been joined in December through the ARA Storni. These 3 ships are already operational.
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