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US Navy 040617-N-9319H-762 An Argentine Navy Dassault Super Etendard jet aircraft comes in for a "touch and go" landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Super Etendard on USS Ronald Reagan

Gringo-Gaucho are a set of maneuvers performed between the Argentine Naval Aviation and United States Navy's aircraft carriers. The US Navy refers to them as Southern Seas in their last edition.

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Argentina navy S-2 Tracker

S-2T Turbo Tracker approaching USS Carl Vinson

US Navy 040617-N-9319H-798 An Argentine Navy S-2 Tracker aircraft comes in for a "touch and go" landing on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Touch-and-go on USS Ronald Reagan

The Argentine Navy continuously operated an aircraft carrier from 1959 to 1990. When ARA Veinticinco de Mayo was retired, it was decided to keep an embarked air group with the hope of operating a carrier again in the future.[1] In order to qualify the pilots, the traditional friendship with the Brazilian Navy has meant that Argentine naval aviators have continued to operate from the deck of the Brazilian aircraft carriers Minas Gerais and São Paulo during ARAEX exercises.[2][3] video The only other choice available was with the United States. As the United States Navy does not maintain regular deployments of aircraft carriers in the South Atlantic it is necessary to wait for one of them to perform a transit within Argentine coastal waters. The opportunities occur when the ships perform a transit around South America to move between the East and West coasts of the United States since they cannot fit through the Panama Canal. The exercise is coordinated by US Naval Forces Southern Command and unlike with the Sao Paulo the Argentine aircraft perform Touch-and-go landings only and do not fully embark on the carriers.

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