Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force Bolsters Operations with ‘Alpha 2’ Aircraft Addition

Fist ABDF Aircraft

The Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force is set to enhance its operational capabilities with the introduction of ‘Alpha 2,’ a nine-seater aircraft, bolstering the ABDF’s air wing alongside ‘Alpha 1.’

These aircraft will play vital roles in medevac services, troop transportation, humanitarian disaster response, and search and rescue missions, as revealed by Lieutenant Colonel Alando Michael.

This addition offers greater flexibility, enabling simultaneous responses to multiple situations. For example, it allows the ABDF to address emergencies in St. Lucia while responding to a medevac call from Barbuda.

Additionally, these aircraft can serve as transportation for heads of government when commercial flights are unavailable. Notably, the air wing’s services extend beyond Antigua and Barbuda, benefiting the 11 other countries within the Regional Security System (RSS).

The RSS, established in the early 1980s, aims to ensure regional stability and security across its 12 member countries: Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Barbados, according to Lieutenant Colonel Michael.

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    • “Without a vision the people perish …”

      [Brixtonian adds to the poetry]:

      … and without Gassssston Browne the country will flourish.

      Thanks for your help Sidey 👍🏾

      • 🙂 🙂 🙂
        I mean your humor has me cracking.
        But in the end, I feel sorry for you.
        Your wish will never come through.
        You can’t keep a good man down.
        And who God Bless no man Curse.
        The man is Blessed. Can’t you see? Since he took control of this country, we have had on average economic growth each year of about five to six percent. Were it not for Covid for us to lose so much ground.
        So, no matter how you try try try. You can’t stop him.
        So, you better get used to seeing.
        You ah to tired to see his face. Can’t get him out of the race.

  1. TRANSLATION: Gaston can’t get LIAT off the ground to fly himself and his cronies around the region for free so now he’s bought planes at taxpayer expense so that ABDF can be his airborne chauffeur.

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