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CHOCO-JEX, mainly funded by the Colombia Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (COLCIENCI AS), was made possible through a collaborative effort between Universidad Nacional de Colombia at Medellin, the General Maritime Directorate (DIMAR) of the Ministry of National Defense of Colombia, the Colombian Air Force (FAC), and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Reno, Nevada.
The plane took off on Saturday at 12.56pm and the accident was confirmed by the Colombian Air Force that same afternoon.
In 2008 the Colombian Air Force flew a Super Tucano into Ecuador to bomb a FARC encampment.
The DTOs know the Colombian Air Force A-29 pilots are some of the best in the world and USAF AWACS patrol the skies between Hispaniola and South America, and they are providing intercept control to our A-29s." (20) The benefits of a trained tactical air force have also increased cooperation within the Dominican counterdrug interagency.
The most important blow struck against the FARC was on November 4, 2011, when the Colombian Air Force bombed the camp of FARC Supreme Leader Alfonso Cano (AKA Guillermo Leon Saenz) in the southwestern state of Cauca.
The Colombian Air Force said it was investigating reports the plane had been hit by lightning before crashing at 1.49am local time on the island about 120 miles east of the Nicaraguan coast.
The Colombian Air Force on Friday meanwhile said it would set up an air base in Yopal, in eastern Casanares department, to keep an eye over the border area with Venezuela and take on Colombian rebel forces in the region.
In the same time frame, it added, flights originating in Colombia and carrying cocaine had been almost eliminated, which a Colombian Air Force official attributed to Colombia's Air Bridge Denial program, developed jointly by that country and the US.
Walking silently through thick brush and gnarled squat trees, the Colombian air force sergeant spotted his objective.
During October 2003 through July 2005, the Colombian Air Force located only 48 aircraft out of about 390 suspicious tracks pursued; and the military or police took control of just 14 aircraft--four were already on the ground.
The Colombian Air Force, the sender of the cargo, said that it was non-explosive electrical components sent to Israel for maintenance.