First announced in 2011, 20 former Carabinieri
initially in exchange of the 3 out-of-service Aeritalia G222. After long delays due bureaucratic and financial problems, contract was signed on 2016. The helicopters were refurbished by Heli World near Rome (including asbestos removal) and the first 5 arrived at the Puerto of Zarate in Argentina by ship on January 12, 2018. Rest of shipment is scheduled for the rest of the year.
In 2018 was announced 5 of the 20 are to be transferred to Gendarmeria
in exchange of 2 Huey II