601 Assault Helicopter Battalion

The 601 Assault Helicopter Battalion (Spanish: Batallón de Helicópteros de Asalto 601) is a helicopter unit of the Argentine Army.

Batallón de Helicópteros de Asalto 601
601 Assault Helicopter Battalion
Active1970 - present
Country Argentina
BranchArgentine Army
TypeArmy aviation
Part ofArmy Aviation Command
Army
Ministry of Defense
Motto(s)Non Sufficit Orbis
EngagementsOperativo Independencia
Falklands War
Commanders
Commander-in-ChiefPresident
Chief of Staff of the ArmyGeneral
Chief of Army AviationColonel
Battalion ChiefLieutenant Colonel
Insignia
RoundelRoundel of Argentina.svg

DescriptionEdit

This battalion is the main helicopter unit of the Argentine Army Aviation and is based at Campo de Mayo, Buenos Aires. The unit is composed by Bell UH-1H and Aerospatiale Puma helicopters. It is organised in two assault companies.

The battalion works closely with the infantry unit 601 Air Assault Regiment (Spanish: Regimiento de Asalto Aéreo 601), also based at Campo de Mayo.

HistoryEdit

The unit took part in the Falklands War in 1982 with its original name "601 Combat Aviation Battalion" (Batallón de Aviación de Combate 601).

InventoryEdit

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Bell UH-1 Iroquois[1] USA Helicopter 205A-1
UH-1H
2
16
Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma[1] France Helicopter AS332B 3
Bell 212[1] USA Helicopter 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "EJERCITO ARGENTINO - ORBAT". Saorbats. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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