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US Coast Guard


HITRON

1998 to present    






Helicopters

  • Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron US Coast Guard
  • Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron US Coast Guard

Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron
The Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) is a special unit of the US Coast Guard in charge of drug-interdiction and anti-smuggling missions in the Caribbean. Based at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida is equipped with armed helicopters.

The squadron tested an armed version of the MD902 Explorer but commenced operations on December 2000 with Agusta MH-68A Stingray helicopters. On February 2008 transitioned to the MH-65C variant of the Dolphin.

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USCG HITRON Record 500th Drug Bust, 15-Mar-17 : US Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) has interdicted 500 vessels transporting approx 422 ton of cocaine and 27 ton of marijuana since 2010



Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1998/    NAS JacksonvilleKNIP


Models

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YearsModels
2008/    HH-65 Dolphin
2000/08MH-68A Stingray
1998/00MD900 Explorer


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