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COAN - Argentine Navy

Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina Argentine Navy

Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina
The Argentine Navy ( Armada Republica Argentina, ARA ) aviation branch, COAN, was officially established on October 17, 1919 although a navy officer Teniente Melchor Escola graduated as a pilot in 1912.

The Naval Aviation received their first helicopters in 1949: Bell 47 were bought by then president Juan Domingo Peron and different models performed a long and distinguished career which include operations from two aircraft carriers: ARA Independencia and ARA 25 de Mayo

Besides embarking on the fleet ships and supporting the naval infantry, they are also involved in search and rescue missions along the Patagonian coast.

Notably, naval helicopters perform anually in Antarctica in support of the scientific campaigns, starting in the 1950s with their S-55s and continue nowadays with Sea Kings

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Six UH-3H Sea King for the Argentine Navy

Six UH-3H Sea King for the Argentine Navy

28-Oct-08 - PATUXENT RIVER, Md, USA – A team from NAVAIR’s Support and Commercial Derivative Aircraft Program Office is working hand-in-hand with the Armada Argentina (Argentine Navy) to deliver six UH-3H Sea King helicopters, four flyable versions and two for spare parts.

  List of Units

Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Helicopteros - Naval Helicopter Squadron EAH19491978
1ra Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Helicopteros - 1st Naval Helicopter Squadron EAH11978
2da Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Helicopteros - 2nd Naval Helicopter Squadron EAH21979
3ra Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Helicopteros - 3rd Naval Helicopter Squadron EAH320002007

  Bases and Locations

Base Unit
Comandante EsporaEAH1 , EAH2

helicopter   Model Types

Bell UH-1H Iroquois820002008
EC AS555SN Fennec 2 41996
Agusta ASH-3H21986
Agusta ASH-3D219841989
Westland Lynx mk87 cancelled19801982
Westland Lynx mk23219781985
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 161972
SNIA Alouette III1419692010
Sikorsky S-55 H-191219531973
Bell 47919491969

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