Guatemalan Air Force Orders Two Pampa IIIs

Above: An Argentine Air Force Pampa III outside a 1 Brigada Aérea hangar at El Palomar Air Base, Buenos Aires.  Two of the type have now been ordered by Guatemala.  Argentine MOD

ARGENTINA HAS achieved its first export order for the Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA) IA-63 Pampa III.  A $28 million contract for two of the domestically-manufactured Argentinian type for the Republic of Guatemala was signed on July 3 in the presence of senior officials from both countries.  The deal also includes training and maintenance services.

The Pampa III will be used by the Fuerza Aérea Guatamalteca (FAG – Guatemalan Air Force) for pilot training and border counter-narcotics operations.  They are in an identical configuration to those already in service with the Fuerza Aérea Argentina (FAA – Argentine Air Force) will be delivered in late November and early December of this year.  Further orders for the FAG are anticipated next year.