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Republic of Nicaragua (República de Nicaragua)

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National Army of Nicaragua (Ejercito Nacional de Nicaragua, ENN; includes Navy, Air Force)

NICARAGUAN AIR FORCE • Fuerza Aérea / Ejército de Nicaragua
Air Force 1,200 personnel

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
(incl AD units)

AIRCRAFT No combat capable. Total 28 Aircraft.

Transport 1sqn with 11 Tpt Ac:
1 ATR-42 (VIP)
1 Beech 200A King Air
4 Antonov An-26 Curl;
2 Let-420 Turbolet (in order);
1 Cessna 404 Titan (VIP);
2 Antonov An-2 Colt

Utility transport
5 Utl Tpt ac:
4 Cessna 185F Skywagon (U-17B);
1 Cessna 180 Skywagon;

Advanced Flying Training 6 Adv Trg ac:
6 Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros (store or retired);

Basic Flying Training & Utility
some sqn with 6 Trg/Utl Ac:
2 Cessna T-41D Mescalero (R-172K);
1 Piper PA-28-285 Arrow/Cherokee;
2 Piper PA-18 Super Cub;
1 Cessna 172KJ Skyhawk (Communications)


HELICOPTER
15 armed capable. Total 16 Helicopters.

Support some sqn with 16 Spt Hel:
1 Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8MT) Hip-J (VIP);
3 Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8MT) Hip-H (tpt/armed);
12 Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8MT) Hip-H (tpt/armed).
2 Mil Mi-171 Hip-H (on order)


MISSILES
  ASM
AT-2 Swatter


Air Force Air Defence Systems
AD • 1 gp with ADA
GUNS 36:
18 ZU-23;
18 C3-Morigla M1


FACILITIES
  Nicaraguan Air Force Heaquarters: Managua
    
NiAF Airfield and Airbase Organisation:

Managua / Augusto César Sandino (MNMG) International Airport and Airbase: Fuerza Aérea
Rotary Wing Squadron (Escuadrón de Ala Rotatoria): Mi-8MT, Mi-171         
Transport Squadron (Escuadrón de Transporte): ATR-42, An-2/26, Beech A200, Ce-U206, Ce-404

Managua / Los Brasiles (MNBR) Airbase:
Aviation School (Escuela de Aviacion): PA-28/18, T-41, Ce-172

Other Airfields and Airbases
: Bluefields AP (MNBL), Montelimar / Base Aérea Montelimar, Puerto Cabezas AP (MNPC), Punta Huete / Base Aérea Punta Huete (MNFC), Puerto Sandino remained operational.

Note: Nicaragua has 11 airports with paved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 3 1,524 to 2,437 m: 2 914 to 1,523 m: 3 under 914 m: 3) and 132 airports with unpaved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 16 under 914 m: 115)

 
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   Nicaragua AF News:

Nicaraguan Mi-17 crash kills 10

• Nicaraguan Mi-17 crash kills 10  (6/24/2013)



 

 



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