The IA-63 "Pampa" aircraft is a single-engine, high-wing monoplane platform developed by Dornier/FMA. The "Alpha Jet" was selected as a basis for the design. The Argentine Air Force is the sole operator of the IA-63 Pampa.
PAMPA IA63 underwent two upgrade phases by Elbit Systems.
In 2001-2004 "PAMPA II", included aircraft structure modifications and avionics upgrade for the role of advanced preliminary trainer for the A-4 AR.
The avionics included: Mission Computer (MC), modern cockpit equipped with HUD, UFCP, CTVS, HOTAS, MFCD(5"x7"), DVR, Enhanced Navigation System RNAV, STBY ADI & Compass, and new backup flight instruments, IFF, RALT, GPS.
New Armament System, enabling advanced execution of Air to Ground Close Air Support (CAS) and Air-to-Air missions.
The program included a fully Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Briefing/Debriefing systems including GSE (Ground Support Equipment) for Mission planning, I & O Level Maintenance.
The current "PAMPA III" upgrade is based on F-16C/D Concepts and includes full FWD and AFT NVG compatible Glass Cockpits: 3X MFCD(5"x7") with Option Selection Switches (OSS), Digital Data Acquisition Unit for engine and A/C systems (DAU), ADAHRS, TARGO™ Helmet, Embedded Virtual Training (EVA), and new activation panels.