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Army, Navy (Marina de Guerra, includes naval infantry), Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Dominicana, FAD). Active 49,910 personnel.(Army 40,410 Navy 4,000 Air 5,500) Paramilitary 15,000 personnel.

DOMINICAN AIR FORCE • Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD)
Air Force 5.500 personnel.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
Flying hours 60 hrs/year.

AIRCRAFT 10 combat capable. Total 32 (~48) aircrafts

Combat 1 sqn with 10 Cbt ac:
10 Embraer A-29B Súper Tucano (EMB-314; border patrol/interdiction; Incl for combat role (anti-narcotics operations))

Transport 2 sqns with 11 Tpt ac:
1 Aero Commander 500 (VIP)
3 CASA 212-400 Aviocar;
1 Cessna 206 Stationair;
1 Cessna 207 Super Skywagon;
1 Cessna 182 Skylane
1 Piper PA-31 Navajo
2 Beech 65-B80 Queen Air
1 BeechKing Air 90
5 Embraer EMB-202 Ipanema (on order)

Training 1 sqn with 13 Trg ac:
6 Enaer T-35B Pillán (Incl for coastal patrol and anti-narcotics operations)
3 Beechcraft T-34B Mentor
4 T-41D Mescalero (Cessna R172 Skyhawk)

Storage or Retired 16 Aircrafts (in store or retired):
7 Cessna A-37B Dragonfly (Light Attack)
1 Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Advanced Trainer);
2 Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster (Obersvartion);
3 Douglas C-47 Dakota /Skytrain (Transport)
1 Cessna 404 Titan;
1 Cessna 210L Centurion;
1 Mitsubishi MU-2J;


HELICOPTER  9 Armed capable. Total 34 Helicopters

Battlefield Observation 1 sqn with 9 Obs Helicopter
1 Hughes OH-6A Cayuse (Scout)   
8 Bell OH-58A Kiowa (Ex-Canadian; CH-136)

Utility 1 sqn with 23 SAR/Medivac Helicopter
2 Bell 412 (ordered)
8 Bell Helicopter Textron UH-1H Huey II;
12 Bell 205A-1 Iroquois (UH-1H Huey)
1 Bell 430

Presidential Transport 2 VIP hel:
1 Bell 430
1 Eurocopter AS-365N1 Dauphin II (utility)   

Rotary Flying Training 3 Trg hel:
3 Schweizer 333


Air Force Air Defence Systems
  Air Defense: 1 battalion with
• GUNS 1 bn with 4:
  20mm 4


RADAR Air Defense Search Radar
  ADSR 1 EL/M-2106NG


FACILITIES
  Dominican Air Force Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Santo Domingo

  Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD) Airfields and Airbases Organisation:
  Bases: San Isidro, Santiago de los Caballeros

Comando Aéreo
Base Aérea San Isidro (MDSI)
San Isidro, Santiago de los Caballeros       
Escuadrón de Combate "Dragones": A-37B, A-29B
Escuadrón de Transporte Aéreo "Pegasos": C-212, C-47, Commander, MU-2
Escuadrón de Enlace: O-2, Queen Air, Cessna 210, PA-31
Escuadrón de Entrenamiento: T-35B, T-34B, T41D, Schweizer 333   
Escuadrón de Helicópteros: UH-1, Hughes 500, AS-365N1
Escuadrón de Rescate "Aguilas" UH-1H, AS-350B, Bell 430

Estado-Mayor de la Fuerza Aérea - Santo Domingo
San Isidro
Comando de Fuerzas Especiales Escorpiones (Objektschutz)
Comando de Seguridad de Bases (Objektschutz)   
Comando de Apoyo de Servicios Generales (Logistik)
Santo Domingo
Hospital Militar "Dr. Ramon de Lara" (Sanität)

Airborne: 1 Special Forces airborne battalion

Note: Dominican Republic has 16 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 3 2,438 to 3,047 m: 4 1,524 to 2,437 m: 4 914 to 1,523 m: 4 under 914 m: 1), and 19 airports with unpaved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 1 under 914 m: 17)


 
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   Dominican Republic AF News:

Dominican Government pays top dollar for low end warplane

• Dominican Government pays top dollar for low end warplane  (6/24/2007)



 

 



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