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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #75 on: October 02, 2020, 12:24:29 PM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
MONTENEGRO Air Force

A little backstory:  As with Switzerland and Romania, Montenegro received a batch of 10 C-2J Jet Greyhounds from the United States (along with training, parts, a share in the production, general support, etc.), to establish a tactical airlift capability for Montenegro's Air Force.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #76 on: October 03, 2020, 10:54:00 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
CROATIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

A little backstory:  In addition to Switzerland, Romania and Montenegro, now CROATIA have received a batch of 10 Grumman C-2J Jet Greyhounds from the United States (along with training, parts, a share in the production, general support, etc.), to establish a tactical airlift capability for the Croatian Air Force.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #77 on: October 04, 2020, 09:42:18 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
MACEDONIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

A little backstory; Macedonia (or the Republic of North Macedonia as it is officially known), has become the latest nation to receive a batch of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, to help build an effective airlift capability to the Macedonian Air Force.  Macedonia joins Switzerland, Romania, Montenegro and Croatia in receiving their Jet Greyhounds (or Grumman Greyhound 21's, as they were known in their drawing board phase.)

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #78 on: October 06, 2020, 05:18:37 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
SLOVENIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

A little backstory:  SLOVENIA joined the other nations of Switzerland, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia in receiving a batch of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, to build their airlift capabilities.  Other nations would follow.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2020, 12:45:32 PM »
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C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
SENEGAL Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

A little backstory:  SENEGAL became the first African nation to receive a batch of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, to help Senegal to build the nucleus of an effective airlift capability.  Senegal joins Switzerland, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia in receiving these aircraft with their comprehensive support infrastructure.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2020, 08:30:30 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
KENYA Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory: KENYA has become the second African nation after Senegal to receive 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, to build up its military airlift capability.  Besides Kenya and Senegal, the other nations thus far to receive 10 C-2J's are Switzerland, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia.  The Kenyan Army is in the process of establishing a unit of paratroopers as part of the Kenyan Rapid Reaction Force, and the new C-2J's will be a timely addition to their armed forces.
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2020, 10:52:01 AM »
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Grumman C-2J Jet Greyhound
GUATEMALAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  GUATEMALA became the first Central American nation to receive 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States.  The Guatemalan Air Force's airlift capabilities would thus be established as an effective addition to their armed forces, where they would be used for both military and humanitarian missions.  Guatemala's acquisition of the 10 new aircraft would encourage other small Latin American nations to participate in the program for their own militaries.  Nations acquiring C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" through this international program include; Croatia, Kenya, Macedonia, Montenegro, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #82 on: October 13, 2020, 08:12:27 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
Royal NEPAL Army Air Service
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  NEPAL became the latest nation to acquire 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" for its armed forces, to strengthen their airlift capabilities, which had been in decline due to aircraft attrition.  Nepal also took out an option to obtain another 10 C-2J's at a later date.  One of their objectives is to establish paratroop units as part of their Rapid Reaction Force.  Other nations that have acquired 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" each include: Croatia, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #83 on: October 14, 2020, 10:42:35 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
BARBADOS Defense Force Air Wing

Backstory:  One of 3 NA-431's supplied by the United States to the Barbados Defense Force Air Wing, providing both airlift and patrol capability.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2020, 08:49:34 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
MONGOLIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  MONGOLIA has become the latest nation to receive 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, and the Northrop Grumman assembly line is working at full capacity to fill orders for the new international defense program.  The Mongolian Air Force is in a rebuilding phase, and was sorely in need of of many types of aircraft and the 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" will help greatly to re-establish the airlift capabilities of the Mongolian Air Force.  A Mongolian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel has been designated as the first squadron commander of the new Airlift Squadron.  The nations receiving C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" include: Croatia, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Nepal, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #85 on: October 16, 2020, 08:18:50 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
Light Transport and General Purpose Aircraft
Royal JORDANIAN Air Force

Backstory: Five North American NA-431's were supplied by the United States Government to the Royal Jordanian Air Force.    NA-431's were also supplied to the Barbados Defense Force, the Turkish Coast Guard, the Indian Coast Guard, the Government of San Marino and the Irish Air Corps.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #86 on: October 16, 2020, 08:52:08 AM »
Brings back old cobwebby memory.  Saw that USN NA-431 graphic back in the day back when.

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2020, 07:37:24 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
BELIZE Defence Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  BELIZE has become the second Central American country (the other is Guatemala), to receive a group of 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States.  The Belize Defence Force will use their 10 C-2J's to great effect to provide maximum airlift capability and troop mobility for their ground forces, which they are expanding to take greatest advantage of this new tactical resource.  The nations so far, to take advantage of this International Tactical Airlift Expansion Program are: Belize, Croatia, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland.

Chuck
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #88 on: October 21, 2020, 04:17:41 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
Costa Rican Air Vigilance Service

Backstory:  Costa Rica has no air force, but they have an organization which fulfills many of the functions of an air force.  Costa Rica has the Air Vigilance Service, which is part of the Fuerza Publica, or Public Force, a national police force which provides internal security and protects the borders.  In this scenario, the Costa Rican Air Vigilance Service has been given 5 NA-431's to support the Fuerza Publica, and assist the Costa Rican Coast Guard in patrolling Costa Rican waters.  Other nations' forces which operated the North American NA-431 include the Indian Coast Guard, the Turkish Coast Guard, the Irish Air Corps, the Royal Jordanian Air Force, the Barbados Defence Force and the Government of San Marino.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #89 on: October 22, 2020, 08:24:44 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
VIETNAMESE Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  In a somewhat controversial decision, the United States has given VIETNAM 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds", to augment the airlift capability of the Vietnamese Air Force.  A Vietnamese Air Force Lieutenant Colonel has been designated as the new airlift unit commander.  Vietnam is the first Southeast Asian nation to take part in the Program.  As with the other nations in the International Tactical Airlift Expansion Program, the 10 C-2J's provided are part of a comprehensive package including not only the aircraft themselves, but also all phases of training, maintenance, spare parts, share in the production and general aircraft program administration.  The nations thus far in the international Tactical Airlift Expansion Program are: Belize, Croatia, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Switzerland and Vietnam.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #90 on: October 23, 2020, 10:18:19 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
(Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  The DOMINICAN REPUBLIC became the latest nation to acquire 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States.  The Dominican Republic is seeking to increase the numerical strength of their armed forces, especially the Dominican Army, with which the 10 new transport aircraft will help not only with troop airlift, but will help them develop a paratroop unit as well.  A Dominican Air Force Lieutenant Colonel has been designated as the new transport unit's squadron commander.  The nations thus far in the International Tactical Airlift Expansion Program include: Belize, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Switzerland and Vietnam.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #91 on: October 24, 2020, 08:17:03 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #92 on: October 26, 2020, 09:35:32 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
(Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21)
SLOVAKIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  SLOVAKIA became the latest nation to acquire a group of 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" (or as they are more formally known, Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21's.)  A Slovakian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel has been assigned as the new airlift unit's commander.  The nations thus far to acquire the new C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" include: Belize, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vietnam.  The International Tactical Airlift Expansion Program has announced even more nations have expressed an interest in establishing ( or expanding) their airlift capabilities.  These capabilities will have both military and humanitarian applications.

Chuck
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #93 on: October 27, 2020, 12:07:29 PM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
(Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21)
Mexican NAVY
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  MEXICO (specifically the Mexican NAVY) became the latest recipient of an initial group of 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds, (or, as they are more properly known, Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21's.)  A Mexican Navy Commander has been designated as Commanding Officer of the new airlift squadron.  There are active plans for a Mexican Marine Corps paratroop unit to operate in conjunction with the new aircraft.  The Mexican Air Force has also expressed interest in the aircraft, though larger airlift platforms are gaining greater interest.  Nations that have thus far acquired their group of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" include: Belize, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vietnam.
Production lines for the aircraft are expected to be operating at full capacity.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #94 on: October 28, 2020, 08:17:49 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
(Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21)
Mexican NATIONAL GUARD
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  The Mexican NATIONAL GUARD is also getting a group of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" (more properly called Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21's.)  They will use them for the rapid airlift of Mexican National Guard personnel and resources to active sites within the country fighting the drug cartels and other criminal organizations, to hit them hard, fast and in great force, (independent of the armed forces.)  A Mexican National Guard Chief Inspector will head the aviation unit.  (To be distinct from the Mexican armed forces, the Mexican National Guard has police ranks and organization.)  Mexican National Guard aircraft are to be well-marked and distinctive from aircraft of the armed forces.  The Mexican National Guard is also receiving heavy weapons to counter the sometimes superior firepower of the drug cartels and other criminal organizations.  Because of priorities, the Mexican National Guard may get their 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" before the Mexican Navy.

Chuck
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