Three Argentine Air Force officers have finished a week-long visit at Moody AFB, Ga., where the pilots exchanged information about training techniques and procedures with instructors of Moody’s 479th Flying Training Group. It follows a visit by four Argentine pilots last year when they wanted to gain technical knowledge about advanced avionics to augment plans to upgrade the AAF’s IA-63 Pampa aircraft. According to Capt. Juan Sabalua, this visit was purely to pick up tips about how to instruct student pilots using the newer avionics. The Argentine pilots also shared their techniques with Moody airmen.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.