601 Assault Helicopter Battalion

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Batallón de Helicópteros de Asalto 601
601 Assault Helicopter Battalion
Active 1970 - present
Country  Argentina
Branch Argentine Army
Type Army aviation
Part of Army Aviation Command
Army
Ministry of Defense
Motto(s) Non Sufficit Orbis
Engagements Operativo Independencia
Falklands (Malvinas)
Commanders
Commander-in-Chief President
Chief of Staff of the Army General
Chief of Army Aviation Colonel
Battalion Chief Lieutenant Colonel
Insignia
Roundel Roundel of Argentina.svg

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

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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.

History[edit]

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

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