reveals Argentina Government/Military issecretly developing mid-range missiles. Target, possibly the Falklands. April2, 1982, Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, which Britaincontrolled, and South Georgia. The conflict was a result of a long standingconflict with the UK over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. June 14,1982 Argentina surrendered to Britain. Fast forward to the present,Argentine President Kirchner, promises the Argentine flag will be held high atthe London Olympics. Once again the Argentine Government raises rhetoricover the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. Could this secret developmentof a mid-
range missile be Argentina’s equalizer in gaining control back of the
Falkland Islands? More information on the Falkland War can be found
. More information on the recent escalating rhetoric by Argentina PresidentKirchner can be found
POSSIBLE ARGENTINE MILITARY TARGET: THE FAUKLANDS
November 23, 2010, email composed by Reva Bhalla. Reva states “In Dec.
2009, Arg test launched the Gradicom PXC, which used solid fueltech to launch a little bit over 100 km. The aim now is to improve theCondor II missile (which was reportedly abandoned by the Menem admin inthe 90s). The Condor II was supposed to have a range of 1,000 miles and apayload of 500 kilos. The med-term goal, according to this report, is for Argto develop mid-range missiles that could carry a payload of at least 500 kilosup to 300 km, which would reach the Falklands.Nate, any thoughts on this?
Allison Fedirka responded via email: “Falklands are about 300 miles (482
km) off the c
oast of Argentina. I’m not much of missile expert to commenton the weapon’s capabilities.
Rodger says look into this see if they canhit the falklands?
Also, to put this in context. Yesterday was a new holidayin Argentina
Dia de la nacionalidad. So there was lots of hype about
Falkland sovereignty, etc.”
THE US EMBASSY IS AWARE BUT WILL NOT MAKE ANY COMMENTS
Michael Wilson response via email: “Argentine Govt secretly developing mid
-range missiles firstname.lastname@example.org
Buenos Aires Perfil’s Ferna
Oz reports on 20 November that the Defense Ministry is working “in secret”