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Juan Carlos Arancibia
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Chile Acquires More Super Tucanos, May Use Them At Bolivian Border
Chile's Air Force has purchased six additional A-29 Super Tucano light attack planes from Brazil's Embraer, a deal that has not been announced publicly , says a report in InfoDefensa.com. The defense publication notes that two of the new planes were transpo...
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Fidae 2018: Hundreds of Companies, but Few Deals
The Fidae air show drew more than 400 exhibitors for its 20th edition this month, solidifying its role as the largest aviation trade show in Latin America. This year's aircraft display included the F-22 Raptor, F-35, A-400 and C-17 transports, KC-10 tanker ...
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What Can Chile's Military Expect from Piñera 2.0?
Sebastian Piñera takes office Sunday after being elected president for a second non-consecutive term. The center-right Piñera has broad plans for the military, but little in terms of weapons modernization. Instead, his platform calls for administrative and ...
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After Investigation is Fumbled, Will Anyone Face Terror Charges?
Chile's police force is facing a major crisis after investigators were found to be planting evidence in one of the biggest sweeps against indigenous militants. Carabineros unleashed Operation Hurricane last September, rounding up a number of Mapuche activis...
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The Navy's Ambitions: New Frigates, Major Upgrades
Chile's Navy completed the renovation of its surface fleet in 2008, when it took delivery of the last of three Type 23 frigates purchased from Britain. Ten years later, the Navy is looking to start anew with replacements for its oldest warships . First on t...
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Terror Prosecutors Win Partial Victories in Court
Chilean prosecutors have obtained mixed results in key cases of domestic terrorism, but even partial success is progress in a battle that has left few suspects in jail. In one case, a court convicted a man of terrorism in the 2014 bombing at a subway statio...
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How Chile Is Aiding the Search for the Missing Argentine Submarine
Chile is providing some of the most sophisticated sensors in the search for an Argentine submarine that has been missing since Nov. 15. Chile's Navy sent one of its C-295 Persuader submarine hunters to the South Atlantic, where the U.S. Navy, Royal Navy, Br...
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Defense, Police Budgets to Increase 3% in 2018
Chile's defense budget is getting a 3% increase for 2018 , to roughly $2.9 billion under currency exchange rates. That sum covers operational costs, payroll, vehicles, equipment, funds for military-owned companies and other expenses, but it excludes main we...
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Chile Resorts to Anti-Terrorism Law in Mapuche Attacks
The radical indigenous movement operating in the south of Chile has stepped up its attacks, burning 29 trucks in a single assault and launching other attacks that have left dozens of trucks and logging machinery destroyed. Mapuche activists have long been t...
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