Argentine law maker Gabriel Solano tweeted 'F*** you!' and described the crew of HMS Protector, currently searching for a missing Argentine submarine, as pirates.
A multi-nation search operation was mounted to try to locate the submarine which was believed to have suffered an electrical malfunction.
Former Argentine defence minister Julio Martinez criticised government policies towards the Armed Forces saying a lack of funds has caused more loses than the Falklands War.
HMS Protector is joining the search for an Argentine Navy submarine that has been out of contact for days.
Leonardo has announced an order for an AgustaWestland AW169 by the Argentine National Gendarmerie in support of law enforcement and border patrol operations.