Officers of the Argentine armed forces being trained in the Joint Basic Course of Military Aviators (CBCAM in Spanish) made their first flights on the nation’s new Beechcraft T6C Texan II. The Texan II’s joined Argentina’s Grop 120TP trainers in service.
The flights took place on October 25 at the School of Military Aviation in Cordoba, Argentina. In attendance were Secretary of Budget Management and Control of the Ministry of Defense, Graciela Villata, and the Chief of the Air Force, Brigadier General Enrique Amrein.
There are currently 14 trainees of the Armed Forces who are conducting their instruction to be military pilots.
In August 2016, the U.S. State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of up to 24 Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan trainers to Argentina . The eventual contract, signed in April 2017, was for only four aircraft and was worth $88.2 million. The four aircraft were delivered to Argentina in October 2017.