Air Surveillance Service

of the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security
 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Surveillance
Secondary Role: Liaison/Air Support
First Formed: 1994
Parent Unit: Ministry HQ
Current Status: Active

History

No unit history available.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Cessna 206G Stationair 4 1985 – Present MSP-004,005,006,007
De Havilland C-7A Caribou 3 1990 – Present MSP-001,002,010(2)
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne 2 1990 – Present MSP-003,019
Cessna 337 (O-2A) Skymaster 3 1986 – n/a MSP-010(1),TI-SPF,TI-SPG
Hughes 500 (369D) 1 1985 – 1996 MSP-010(3)
McDonnell Douglas MD.500E 2 1985 – Present MSP-012,018
Mil Mi-17 Hip-H 1 1994 – 2002 MSP-016(1)
Piper PA-34 Seneca 2 1980 – Present MSP-016(2),017
Cessna T210N Centurion 5 2006 – Present MSP-008,009,010(4),011,014


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea 2 San José/Juan Santa Maria IAP 1994 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Power Journal 32, p.143-144

Other Sources

To be added.

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