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. One helicopter was refurbished by Heli World near Rome (including asbestos removal) as pattern trainer for rest to be completed in Argentina. The first 5 arrived at the Puerto of Zarate in Buenos Aires province by ship on January 12, 2018 with shipment completed by mid-year.
Early 2018 was announced 5 of the 20 are to be transferred to Gendarmeria in exchange of 2 Huey II.
On November 2018, 19 were transferred to FADeA (ex FMA) in Cordoba Province for refurbishment and painting.
List of Aircraft
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