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Costa Rica’s Challenge: Maintaining Internal Security without an Army

March 23, 2017

Costa Rica is determined to maintain a demilitarised approach to internal security despite the increasing challenge from violent transnational organized crime largely linked to the trade in illegal narcotics.

The Israel Factor in Honduras Efforts to Modernise its Air Force

February 09, 2017
The Israel Factor in Honduras Efforts to Modernise its Air Force

Israel’s influence on the new Trump Administration might clear the obstacles that have stood in the way of Honduras’ efforts to modernise its airforce

Suriname’s Armed Forces – Capability Compromised

February 02, 2017
Suriname’s Armed Forces

Suriname’s national army remains critically deficient in terms of air transport and maritime surveillance aircraft. It is an open question whether country’s armed forces will prove equal to the task of combating transnational organised crime.

The Jamaica Defence Force – Balancing Priorities with Resources

December 09, 2016

The Jamaican Defence Forces have retained their cutting edge due to a skillful balancing of priorities with resources, the weak economy notwithstanding.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force: Poised for Capability Growth

November 30, 2016

The capabilities of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be significantly boosted in the current phase of modernisation but the air wing still lacks resources.

Internal Security Challenges Preclude Military Reorientation in Trinidad & Tobago

November 15, 2016

The Trinidad Military, which should be concentrating on the maritime domain, is forced by expediency, to take on internal land operations.

Caribbean Air Arms Requirements Offer an Opportunity for India

November 07, 2016

India can become a player of significance as its current MR/ LTA – the Dornier Do-228 – is admirably suited to meet the requirements of Caribbean Air Arms.

More Latin American Air Forces Prepare to Resume Shooting Down Narco-Trafficking Aircraft

October 05, 2016

The policy of shooting down aircraft suspected of narco-trafficking is one fraught with problems without any tangible impact on the narco-trade.

Coast Guards in the Western Hemisphere – The Dutch Connection

September 27, 2016

The Dutch Shipbuilding Company Damen’s success in the Western Hemisphere has important lessons for ship manufacturers who wish to export small and medium sized patrol vessels to the region and elsewhere.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Arms: Inefficient Duplication of Effort

September 21, 2016
Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Arms: Inefficient Duplication of Effort

For Trinidad and Tobago, having two Air Arms has led to duplication of effort that has rendered existing assets less effective than they otherwise might have been. A faulty procurement process has also led to an incompatibility of both aircraft and avionics.

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