Argentine Air Force has received three IA 63 Pampa III aircraft to control drug trafficking in the northern border of the country.
The Argentina President Mauricio Macri visited the Argentine Aircraft Factory (FADEA) in Córdoba on Wednesday.
“We our proud to present today these three Pampa III jet fighters and to restore a factory like FADEA, which is the pride of Argentina and Córdoba. After many delays, we can now move forward and solidify this project”.
“Today we have the opportunity to work, not only for the Argentine State, but for the private sector and the world as well, because this is one of the few factories in the world that designs and manufactures the prototypes it creates”, Macri said.
The Pampa III reaches a maximum altitude of 13 thousand meters, has a length of 10.90 m, a wingspan of 9.69 m, a maximum speed of 870 km / h, a cruising speed of 650 km/ h and a maximum range of 2.315 Km.
These aircraft are capable of long-range coastal patrols, custody commands are, air-to-air missions, air-ground, offensive tactical reconnaissance and interception of low-altitude flights. Likewise, the possibility of offering it for its low cost to the Air Forces of South America is being evaluated.