The Argentine Air Force carried out “Exercise Fury 2021” on May 10, 11, 12 and 13 in the II Air Brigade, based in the city of Paraná, province of Entre Ríos.
The Exercise was part of the Institution’s training plan, and its objective was to verify and increase the capabilities of the means and crew members of the different Air Force Weapons Systems in search and rescue tasks, recovery of injured personnel, evacuation. health and transportation of cargo and personnel by air in situations of urgent demand, carrying out day and night operations in the area comprised by Paraná, the city of Rosario (Santa Fe), the towns of Mazaruca and Villaguay (Entre Ríos).
In this way, on Monday, May 10, the deployment of means and troops began to the II Air Brigade of the DHC-6 Twin Otter Weapons System, belonging to the IX Air Brigade of Comodoro Rivadavia, and the Bell 412 EP Weapons Systems. and Hughes 500 D, from the VII Brigade of Moreno, province of Buenos Aires. Likewise, the C-130 Hercules, Fokker F-28, and the SAAB 340 Weapons System, which arrived from the IX Comodoro Rivadavia Air Brigade, operated from the 1st Air Brigade.
Tuesday the 11th marked the start of day and night operations from the II Air Brigade with LearJet 35 A, C-130 Hercules, DHC-6 Twin Otter and Bell 412 EP helicopters. The aircraft carried out a recovery and stabilization practice of the ejected pilot in a wild area (Mazaruca Locality). Meanwhile, the air supply to the troops engaged in the search exercise, the transfer of the ejected personnel from the recovery site to the Paraná aerodrome, and the subsequent evacuation practice via LearJet 35 A with sanitary configuration were carried out simultaneously.
On Wednesday morning the 12th, the Director of the Exercise, Brigadier José María Greissing, received the local press and gave a press conference in which aspects related to the activities and tasks carried out in the ongoing operation were addressed.
On this occasion, the Institution’s C-130s carried out a formation navigation and then a maximum effort landing at the facilities of the II Air Brigade, followed by the supply by air means with combat unloading.
Then the rotary wing media took off, which were used to carry out BYRCOM (Search and Rescue in Combat) tasks. To do this, they were escorted by two T-6C Texan II aircraft, navigating towards Mazaruca, where a drill was carried out with the objective of recovering an ejected pilot.
During this stage, aircraft were also engaged to transport troops from the Military Aviation School (EAM) to the town of Sauce Viejo (Santa Fe), with the aim of demonstrating the flexibility of the air environment for the transfer of personnel from different geography points for quick employment in a Theater of Operations (TO).
The activities on this date concluded with a search and rescue drill, using the SAR (Search and Rescue) capabilities of the C-130 transport aircraft and the Bell 412 helicopters.
Exercise Fury 2021 ended on May 13 with a highly positive balance with respect to the rapid response capacity of the means and personnel of the Argentine Air Force employed in day and night operations in search and rescue tasks, recovery of injured personnel. , health evacuation and transportation of personnel and cargo by air in the development of a conflict scenario.