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Escuadrón de Caballeria Aérea

Role: Assault, Observation, Liaison.

The Escuadrón de Caballeria Aérea (Airborne Cavalry Squadron) were formed in October 2002 to use the aquired Robinson helicopters and from March 2003 the four OH-58A. With the imminent closure of its base the unit will move to the newly-built Aeropuerto Internaciónal La Isabela, near Higuero in 2005. The unit is composed of Compañia A, which operates the OH-58A/C and Compañia B, which operates the Robinsons.


Air Bases:
Base Duration
Aeropuerto de Herrera / Santo Domingo 2002 - 2005
Aeropuerto Internaciónal La Isabela / Higuero 2005 - Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
Robinson R44 Raven 2 2001 - Present 1844,1850
Robinson R22 Alpha 4 2001 - Present 1845-1848
Bell OH-58A/C Kiowa 5/4 2003 - Present 1900-1908
 

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