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  • usa Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron

    US Coast Guard


    HITRON

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    • 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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