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Juan Carlos Arancibia
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As Fires Burn, Chile Finds Itself Short on Firefighting Aircraft
A historic wave of forest fires has left much of Chile charred, a disaster that has underscored a lack of aircraft capable of fighting blazes. Fueled by years of drought, dozens of forest fires have broken out in the central and southern parts of the countr...

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Patrol Vessel Program Expands Into Warship Role
The Navy is getting more ambitious with its offshore patrol vessel program. What began as a four-unit fleet of modestly armed boats quickly was increased to five, and the newer ships have a 76 mm main gun. (The first two OPVs had a 40 mm gun.) Now, the Navy...

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Navy Decides on Upgrades as it Faces Scandal
The Navy has been the most active of Chile's military branches this month, for good and bad. The three Type 23 frigates, the most modern of the fleet, will undergo extensive upgrades. Those include installing the Sea Ceptor air-defense missile to replace th...

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Deals Widen Cooperation with Key Suppliers Airbus, Lockheed Martin
Chile's Ministry of Defense has signed cooperation agreements with two of its most important providers of military hardware. In one accord, the Air Force's Enaer aerospace company formed a partnership with Airbus to increase business opportunities for both ...

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Chile Widens Military Ties with U.S.
The defense chiefs of the U.S. and Chile have signed a cooperation agreement, the latest step in a relationship that already has grown quite close between the two nations. The accord paves the way for research, development, testing and evaluation of defense...

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Chile Plans to End Military Funding from Copper as Cash Cow Runs Dry
The largest source of money for weapons acquisitions may finally be dismantled. Chile's government is moving to eliminate a 10% tax on the state-owned  Codelco mining company's sales, a sum that goes directly for defense purchases. Plans to end the so-calle...

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After 13 Years, Chile Exits Haiti Peacekeeping Mission
It was a long time coming, but Chile is ending its participation in the United Nations' stabilization force in Haiti. The government announced it will withdraw all troops in April , ending a 13-year role in the multinational peacekeeping mission. Defense Mi...

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Purchase of 6 Black Hawk Helicopters All But Finalized
An Air Force general confirmed Chile has decided to buy a half-dozen Black Hawk helicopters, and most negotiations already are worked out and only the final details are pending. FACh is acquiring the Sikorsky S70i , the export version of the Black Hawk mili...

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Navy Launches New Patrol Ship as Construction Plans Expand
The fourth offshore patrol vessel for Chile's Navy was launched this month, adding to a program that already qualifies as one of the most important in the nation's history. OPV-84 Cabo Odger -- being assigned to the naval base in Iquique -- is based on the ...
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