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
Ministry of Defense
Motto(s) Non Sufficit Orbis
Engagements Operativo Independencia
Falklands (Malvinas)
Commander-in-Chief President
Chief of Staff of the Army General
Chief of Army Aviation Colonel
Battalion Chief Lieutenant Colonel
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.


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.


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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