Puricelli: The Administration Is Committed to the Recovery of the Defense Industry
By Dialogo June 01, 2011
Argentine Defense Minister Arturo Puricelli alluded to the administration’s commitment “to the recovery of the defense industry and defense technology” during the celebration of the 201st anniversary of the Argentine Army, at a ceremony held at the Military College of the Nation, in the locality of El Palomar.
In addition, the minister recalled the progress achieved on the way toward recovering defense scientific and technological capacity: “We’ve recovered the Naval Industrial Complex and the Argentine Airplane Factory, which fills us with pride, because fifty years ago, it produced the planet’s third jet airplane.”
Puricelli noted the policies that the ministry is pursuing in order to expand and improve its equipment. “We are completing a cycle of capability planning within the framework of the Armed Forces Joint General Staff in order to define a suitable military force for the future,” he said, and he added, “That military force is going to determine that we should apply very significant resources to modernize the equipment that we have, but also to acquire new equipment that is equal to the capabilities of our military men.”
Minister Puricelli emphasized that “our American continent, as it did two hundred years ago, has realized the necessity of its unity and integrity. Our continent is opening its eyes to the global significance of this South America, blessed by God with natural resources, with water, with protein, with energy, and with biodiversity,” and he added, “This has been clearly noted by the leaders who guide the region today, and also by our most recent presidents, one of whom was from my same province, filling me with pride that he attained the objectives he did.
This man was sent to say what he said, because the terrible defense situation has had enough. The ship named National Defense cannot have more holes. They have noticed it is something worth to invest on.