Local December 11, 2023 | 8:11 am

Dominican Republic bolsters border surveillance with locally assembled Dulus TP-75 Aircraft

Santo Domingo.- In a significant move to enhance border security, President Luis Abinader of the Dominican Republic has officially provided two Dulus TP-75 aircraft to the nation’s Air Force. This step aims to strengthen the monitoring efforts along the Dominican-Haitian border.

The President announced that these aircraft, assembled within the Dominican Republic, incurred a total cost of $650,000, equivalent to over 18 million Dominican pesos. This initiative marks a notable achievement in the history of the Dominican Air Force, showcasing the local assembly of the Dulus TP-75 aircraft at $325,000 each.

President Abinader emphasized the strategic importance of these aircraft, particularly for the supervision activities from the southern air base in Barahona. This development not only reflects a milestone in the country’s defense capabilities but also underscores the skill and efficiency of the technicians in the Dominican Air Force.

Furthermore, this initiative aligns with President Abinader’s decree 366-23, issued in August of the same year, which established a new Air Base in the province of Barahona, designated as the Southern Command of the Air Force of the Dominican Republic.

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Paul Tierney
December 11, 2023 9:43 am

This enterprise asks the question are these aircraft really needed? The government already has Super Tucanos in the Air Force. Therre is no need for more aircraft. Stop the unnecessary spending.

December 11, 2023 11:33 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Drones are a lot less expensive.

julia maria perez
December 11, 2023 1:06 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

those are training planes, the exact design as the super tucano but only 70% of its size. it is the perfect training plane for the air force, with an extremely low operating cost.

Tomas Gato
December 11, 2023 11:34 am

sport experimental aircraft…light observation non combat toys.