Super Étendard Modernises for Argentina
According to the Argentine defence minister, five former French Navy Super Étendard Modernisé (SEM) fighters will be transferred to the Comando de Aviación Naval (COAN Argentine Naval Aviation Command) for use as “a spares resource.” Also included are powerplants installed with another ten engines developed as part of a spares package of 9,000 items. Also included are a flight simulator and test benches for calibration and maintenance. The COAN’s fleet of 11 surviving Super Étendards has been stored for the last three years and the spare parts from France will be used to bring them back to service (Ed.: the Super Étendard saw considerable action during the Falklands War in 1982).