Jamaica Defense Force: Ground Forces, Coast Guard, Air Wing
JAMAICA AIR WING OF THE DEFENCE FORCE • Jamaica Defence Force, Air Wing
Air Wing 140 personnel.
Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
(Plus National Reserve)
• AIRCRAFT No combat capable. Total 6 Aircraft.
(Tpt/MP/Trg 1 flt with)
Maritime Patrol &Transport 1 Tpt/Mp ac:
1 Britten-Norman BN-2A Defender;
Utility 1 Utl ac:
1 Cessna 210M Centurion
Training 4 Trg ac:
2 Diamond DA-42 Diamond Twinstar;
2 Diamond DA-40-180FP Diamond Star;
• HELICOPTER No armed capable. Total 15 Helicopters.
(SAR/Tpt 2 flt with)
Support 4 Spt hel:
4 Eurocopter AS-355N Ecureuil II;
Utility Transport 6 Utl Tpt hel:
2 Bell 412EP;
1 Bell 212 Twin Huey ;
3 Bell 205 Iroquois (UH-1H Huey)
Light transport & Reconnaissance and Surveillance 3 Lt Tpt/recce/surv hel
3 Bell 407;
Rotary Flying Training 2 Trg hel:
2 Bell 206B Jet Ranger
3 flts plus National Reserve no cbt ac, no armed hel.
Jamaica Defence Force (Air Wing), Airfields and Airbases:
Manley (MKJP) International Airport / Kingston - 1st "Eagle" Flight (Maritime patrol, SAR and anti-narcotics operations): BN-2A, Cessna 210M
Kingston / Up Park Camp - 2nd "Scorpion" Flight (Utility transport): Bell 412EP/212/205
Kingston / Up Park Camp - 3rd "Viper" Flight (Light transport, reconnaissance and surveillance): Bell 407, AS-355N
Manley (MKJP) International Airpo rt / Kingston - Jamaica Military Aviation School (Training) : DA-40/42, Bell 206B
Note : Jamaica has 12 airports with paved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 914 to 1,523 m: 3 under 914 m: 7) and 15 airport with unpaved runways (under 914 m: 15)