US Navy ends search for missing Argentine sub

Defense News – The U.S. Navy is wrapping up its search for a missing Argentine submarine that disappeared in November with 44 crew aboard.

Woods Hole Research Vessel Searching Atlantic for Lost Argentine Sub

USNI News – The international effort searching for ARA San Juan – the Argentine submarine missing for more than three weeks – is focused on a region where the continental shelf below the sea surface rapidly slopes down to the deep South Atlantic. A trio of internationally-run remotely operated undersea vehicles – including one from the United States – are regularly being sent to the sea floor to investigate possible final resting locations of the submarine.

What the Loss of the ARA San Juan Reveals About South America’s Submarines

CIMSEC – This tragic accident has prompted a discussion in Argentina regarding whether the country’s armed forces are being allocated sufficient budgets to repair or replace aging equipment. Additionally, the San Juan incident must be placed in a wider discussion about civil-military relations, defense budgets, and the present and future of South American submarines.

U.S. Navy Sends Deep-Dive Unmanned Recovery Vehicle to Search for Argentine Sub

USNI News – Argentine officials believe San Juan’s last known location was right at the edge of the continental shelf. Anticipating the sub could have entered a deep uncontrolled dive, the U.S. Navy sent to Argentina a Cable operated Unmanned Recovery Vehicle (CURV) 21 which can dive to 20,000 feet below the sea surface, according to a Navy spokesperson.

Argentina ends missing submarine rescue mission

BBC – The Argentine navy says it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 crew members on board a submarine that disappeared two weeks ago.

Water got in missing sub’s snorkel, caused short circuit, Argentine navy says

AP – Water entered the snorkel of an Argentine submarine and caused one of its batteries to short circuit before the vessel went missing 12 days ago, a navy spokesman said Monday.

Search for Argentine Sub Focuses on Suspected Explosion Site

USNI News – U.S. Navy teams are focusing their search efforts for a missing Argentine Armada submarines in an area off the Argentina coast where an underwater explosion was detected a week ago.

What happened to the missing Argentine submarine? An unusual signal may provide clues

Washington Post – As search teams were continuing to search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine Thursday, a Vienna-based organization announced that its scientists had detected an “unusual signal” underwater in the proximity of the area where it had gone missing days earlier.

Argentina missing submarine: Russia joins search

BBC – Russia has joined the search for Argentina’s missing submarine and is expected to deploy a remote-controlled device to trawl the sea on Saturday.

San Juan submarine: ‘Explosion’ dashes crew survival hopes

BBC – Hopes that the 44 crew of a missing Argentine submarine might still be alive have been dashed after the navy said an event consistent with an explosion had been detected.

U.S. Navy Unmanned Undersea Teams Now Underway as Part of Argentine Submarine Search

USNI News – The U.S. Navy’s undersea search and rescue teams left port on Wednesday to assist the ongoing international effort searching for a missing Argentine Navy submarine.

Search for Missing Argentine Submarine Continues

USNI News – The Navy deployed unmanned underwater vehicles Tuesday in the search for the missing Argentine submarine as officials worry about the crew’s remaining oxygen.

Air Force, Navy send more equipment to search for missing Argentine submarine

Defense News – The United States has deployed aircraft to Argentina to help search for ARA San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic Ocean almost a week ago.

Clock Ticks As Argentine Submariners Run Out Of Air; US, Allies Race To Rescue

Breaking Defense – In an extraordinary international response, a dozen nations have poured assets into the stormy South Atlantic to help find and save 44 Argentine submariners from the missing sub San Juan. It’s a stark contrast to the last great submarine disaster, when Russia was slow to accept international help for the stricken Kursk in 2000 and lost all 118 souls aboard.

Argentina missing submarine: Specialist equipment deployed

BBC – Specialist underwater rescue equipment has arrived in Argentina from the United States to help hunt for an Argentine submarine which vanished last Wednesday with 44 crew on board.

U.S. Submarine Rescue Equipment, Crews Set to Arrive in Argentina on Sunday; U.K. Ice Patrol Ship Joins in Search for Missing Submarine

USNI News – The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command is deploying to Argentina as part of the American response to a missing submarine and its 44 sailors. The command is sending two rescue systems from San Diego, Calif. to Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina via military airlift in support of efforts around the missing ARA San Juan (S-42).

Argentina missing submarine: Satellite signals detected

BBC – Signals have been detected that are thought to have come from an Argentine submarine that went missing with 44 crew on board, officials say.

NASA, U.S. Navy Aircraft Join in Search for Missing Argentine Submarine, 44 Sailors; U.S. Submarine Rescue Crews, Equipment Mobilizing

USNI News – A NASA research aircraft has joined in the search for a missing Argentine submarine and its crew of 44 and a U.S. Navy sub-hunting aircraft is on the way.

Argentina missing navy submarine: Search stepped up

BBC – The Argentine navy is stepping up its search in the South Atlantic for a 44-crew submarine that has been out of radio contact for three days.

Argentina is on the brink of buying a £40m warship from America ideal for invading the Falklands – as Royal Navy withdraws similar vessel from service

Daily Mail – The United States is on the brink of selling Argentina a £40 million ship ideal for invading the Falklands – just as the cash-stretched Royal Navy is withdrawing a similar class of vessel from active service.

How the Falklands War (Thanks to a Stealthy Submarine) Could Have Gone Very Differently

National Interest – The brief but bloody naval war that occurred in 1982 over the Falkland Islands, known as the Malvinas in Argentina, is typically viewed as a triumph of British naval power. A Royal Navy task force managed to beat off heavy air attacks to take back the South Atlantic archipelago from Argentine troops. For most of the war, a lone Argentine diesel submarine, the San Luis, opposed the Royal Navy at sea. Not only did the San Luis return home unscratched by the more than two hundred antisubmarine munitions fired by British warships and helicopter, but it twice ambushed antisubmarine frigates. Had the weapons functioned as intended, the British victory might have been bought at a much higher cost.

Whence the Threat? Lessons From Argentina’s Air-Naval Arsenal in 2015

CIMSEC – Even thirty-three years after the end of hostilities there, the Falklands Islands still enjoy close attention. Diplomatic skirmishes and oil exploration at the islands merit recurring interest. But perhaps above all, the positioning of the Argentine military draws attention which few of its other Latin American counterparts receive.

Argentinian Navy – Argentina Wants a Third TR-1700 Submarine

Defense Technology International – Argentina is planning to build, or rather finish building, its own submarine based on a design it bought from Thyssen in Germany in 1977.

Argentinean Navy – Argentina toughens shipping rules in Falklands oil row

BBCArgentina toughens shipping rules in Falklands oil row

Argentina has announced new controls on shipping through its waters to the Falkland Islands in a growing dispute over British oil drilling plans.

Argentinian Navy – Argentina's military threat raises fears over Falklands

Daily Telegraph – Argentina raised the prospect of posting military forces in the Antarctic region yesterday, with the announcement of plans to use troops to defend its interests.