“The observation of such a great and professional training fills us with optimism, because here we see a lot of training, sacrifices, the inclusion of new media and a competition with a perspective of both scientific and practical development,” said the group. Taina said in front.
Raksha Mantri also highlighted these exercises and remarked “Not only is it a new experience, with new elements, greater connectivity and development, with the participation of members of other armed forces, but it is also an exercise that is important. Lessons learned.”
Finally, the minister pointed out that “patriotism is the essential value in carrying out this process of rebuilding our military equipment,” and added: “We have the confidence and conviction that we are going to train the armed forces to protect the well-being.” Argentine land and wealth.”
In his turn, the head of the army, Division General Guillermo Olegario Pereda, expressed: “I call on you to continue to work, as we have been announcing throughout the year, to reach pre-pandemic training levels. trying.”
Then, the general highlighted the support of the resources received through the National Defense Fund (FONDEF). “That’s how we are gaining it, recovering the chain of knowledge, reorganizing our units with more troops and inducting new material,” he said.
The instruction, which took place between August 28 and September 2, included the development of experiments as well as conducting exercises in the field with artillery fire using integrated means in an artillery group to develop tactical and technical skills in officers and non-commissioned officers. Is. Various technical sub-systems that contribute to fire support to achieve specific objectives.
During the day, the portfolio holder took a tour in which he was able to observe the participation of artillery pieces, land resources and helicopters involved in the exercise, including the Argentine VCA Palmaria 155-mm caliber cannon, the Argentine 155-mm caliber howitzer, the Otto Melara 105-mm howitzers, SLAM Pampero 105-mm caliber rocket launchers, 120-caliber mortars, UH-1H helicopters equipped with 105-mm caliber rockets, and Oshkosh parts-carrying vehicles.
Later, Tayna visited the Technology Square, in which public and private organizations related to research and development participate, presenting projects and advances in their respective fields, which have always been linked to defence. Among the technological advances, the SATAC system, jointly designed and developed by CITEDEF and the Argentine Army, stands out, which allows the weapon to have autonomy and freedom to perform technical tactical maneuvers of fire in accordance with their needs; On the other hand, SITEA (Integrated Tactical Command and Control System, developed by the Argentine Army) in which fire support is a digital tool available to the decision maker at motion; And finally, a complementary system called SIPAAC (Integrated System of Autonomous Targeting of Field Artillery) to keep fire hydrants in a dispersed, secure and concealed position to ensure their survival.
Chief of the Air Force, Brigadier General Xavier Julian Isaacs; of the Navy, Admiral Julio Horacio Guardia; Chief of Staff, Hector Mazzei and President of CITEDEF, Pablo Bolcato, among other distinguished guests.
Exercise “School of Fire”
It is a centralized activity of the Army, which allows the improvement of officers and non-commissioned officers, developing regular and complementary courses, while optimizing the use of available resources,
At the same time, elements of the task force enhance their operational, specialized and joint training for efficient use of the fire support systems of the Armed Forces.
The Argentine military and various specialized media and fire support groups have been practicing with artillery fire at the “Salinas del Bebedero” military training camp (San Luis) for more than ten years.
These exercises are an appropriate opportunity to bring together instruments of different origins, such as educational institutions, operational and logistics elements, and always with the excellent participation of other forces (ARA and FAA), responding to invitations for a major joint activity. Attach as if it is the support of the fire.