Forget it, the Mirages will be gone in 2015, the ministry of defense has already said so. They are dangerous to fly and are a maintenance nightmare. Argentina had to trade it's last working Boeing 707 to Brazil in exchange for spares for the Mirages. Upgrade with what? A new engine? Radar? Electronics suite and countermeasures? New weapons? New ejector seats? The cost of the upgrades would be about the same as buying used F-16s... there's no point. These are 40 year old planes with thousands of hours on them; they've been flown hard for decades. It's a miracle they're even flying at all.and then upgrade all the old Mirage IIIs.
Canīt wait for the day when our planes start to use GBU, JDAMs, etc, and no more dumb bombs ... well, on the bright side, it is nice to see there are live fire exercises.
Hereīs a nice video from the Navy, with great music !
You repeated that video twice. Has there ever been any military exercises between Venezuelan FAN and Argentinian one? I have only seen a couple of pics of UNITAS, and other of the Air force, but on the infantry level?
Letīs keep the positive attitude: a nice video showing upgraded LVTP 7īs.
Audio is in spanish only, but basically it says that all the work was done in Argentina, even building many of the pieces they needed.
Good job !
Wonder if those are Venezuelan or Argentinian. IIRC Argentina updated our LVTP7
On this website (http://www.foromil.com.ar/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=28&func=view&catid=8&id=2043) there was a planned (and approved by Congress) exercise for 2009. I couldnīt get images, though
“INTEGRATION” (combined exercise, conventional operations, with forces on the ground: Brasil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Chile, Perú, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela y Argentina).