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Ships and aircraft have been scrambled to search for the vessel - named ARA San Juan - in the southern Argentine Sea. Sky News Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall said the British Government has offered to assist, with an A C130 Hercules stationed in the Falklands Islands on standby if required.
Argentina accepted an offer from the United States for a NASA P-3 explorer aircraft, which had been stationed in the southern city of Ushuaia and was preparing to depart to Antarctica, to make an exploratory flight over the search area
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Trueman
I'd love to see them bring the Triton down to search for slicks or anything on the surface. That would be a huge bonus for them.
Argentina’s Defense Ministry said Saturday night that it had detected seven communication attempts throughout the day from an Argentine Navy submarine with 44 crew members aboard that has been missing since Wednesday.
“We received seven signals from satellite calls that originated from the San Juan submarine,” the defense minister, Oscar Aguad, wrote on Twitter. “We are working hard to locate it and we are transmitting hope to the families of the 44 crew members: that they’ll soon be able to have them in their homes.”
The Defense Ministry said it is working in with an American company that specializes in satellite communication to determine the exact location of the signals.
“This changes everything,” said Fernando Morales, a Navy expert and vice president of the Argentine Navy League. “It’s a very hopeful sign because it suggests at least several crew members are alive.”
originally posted by: Trueman
Argentine Navy had been asked if the submarine was loaded with weapons. They didn't answer yet. The "Ara San Juan" has capacity to carry missiles.