National Security Operations Centre
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

History

The unit was formed on 1.9.2011 when the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad & Tobago was disbanded.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Sikorsky S-76 Spirit 1 2011 – Present MNS-1
Eurocopter AS-355F Ecureuil 2 1 2011 – Present MNS-2
MBB Bo 105CBS 2 2011 – Present MNS-3, MNS-4
Westinghouse Skyship 600 2 2011 – Present n/a


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Piarco IAP/Port of Spain/Trinidad 2011 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Air Wing
Royal Bahamas Defence Force

History

The Air Wing of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force was formed in 1982 and operates today only 5 aircraft. Its roles include Fishery patrol, anti-narcotics and SAR operations.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aero Commander 500S 3 1976 – 1990 C6-BEP, C6-DBF, C6-BEM
Cessna 421 1 1988 – 2002 DF-1001/A
Cessna 404 1 1991 – 2008 DF-1002/B
Piper PA-31 Navajo 2 1993 – Present RBDF1-2
Beech King Air 350 1 2005 – Present C6-BDF
Cessna 208 Caravan 1 2007 – Present C6-AWO
Partenavia P-68C Observer 1 2009 – Present C6-CDF


Unit Markings

Air Wing

 


Main Bases

Base Duration
Nassau IAP/New Providence Island 1982 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Air Wing
Regional Security System

History

The unit was formed in 1999 with the arrival of the first aircraft.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Fairchild C-26A 2 1999 – Present RSS-A1, RSS-A2


Unit Markings

RSS Air Wing



Main Bases

Base Duration
Grantley Adams IAP, Barbados 1999 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2013/04 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Aviación Militar Hondureña

of the Honduran Air Force

History

Aviación Militar Hondureña was formed in 1933.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Stinson Model O 3 1933 – 1945 1-3
Waco UEC/UPF7 4 1933 – 1947 n/a
Boeing 95 4 1936 – 1947 4-6
Curtiss T-32 Condor 1 1936 – 1942 7
Boeing 40b 9 1936 – 1945 12
Beech B17L Staggerwing 1 1936 – 1936 n/a
Beech C17R Staggerwing 1 1936 – 1958 n/a
North American NA.16 3 1937 – ???? 20-22
Ryan STA-Special 3 1938 – 1943 R23-R25


Unit Markings

Aviación Militar Hondureña

 


Main Bases

Base Duration
Tegucigalpa/Toncontin AP 1933 – 19??


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Servicio de Aeronáutica de la Armada

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

The unit was formed on 7.2.1925 but received its first aircraft, two CANT 18 and one CANT 21, only on 24.9.1930. In 1942 the service received some Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher and Fairchild PT-23A training aircraft from the United States in return for base facilities. The unit was renamed Aviación Naval in 1951.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
CRDA CANT 18 2 1930 – 1940 1,2
CRDA CANT 21 1 1930 – 1942 3
Fairchild PT-23A 3 1942 – 1959 201-203
Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher 6 1942 – 1958 601-606
Grumman J4P-2 Widgeon 1 1943 – 1979 751


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Rio Santa Lucia/Santiago Vazquez 1930 – 1934
Base Aeronaval Isla Libertad/Montevideo 1934 – 1947
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce 1947 – 1951


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Agrupación Aéreo Fluvial

of the Paraguayan National Police

History

The Agrupación Aéreo Fluvial (River Air Group) is a specialised unit within the Agrupación Especializada (Special Group) of the PNP. The unit uses boats to patrol the rivers and helicopters to provide police air support. The unit was first established on 26 August 2010.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Robinson R22 1 2010 – 2010 ZP-HRB
Robinson R44 4 2010 – Present A-01, A-02, A-03
Bell UH-1D 4 2011 – Present A-11, A-12, A-14, A-15
CASA C.212 1 2012 – Present A-21


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport Apr 2010 – Aug 2010
Helipuerto Polica Nacional, Asuncion Aug 2010 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Aviación Ejército Paraguaya
Paraguayan Army

History

No unit history known.


Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Beech A36 Bonanza 1 1989 – 1996 TE-01B
Beech 58 Baron 1 1989 – 2009 TE-02
Cessna 310R 2 1989 – 2009 TE-01, TE-03
Cessna 206G Stationair 2 1989 – 2009 TE-01A, TE-04


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 198? – 2010


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.