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Panama Coalition Coast Guard

The Panama Coalition Coast Guard (PCCG) is a Corps of the Panamanian Navy with independent command that has tasks and functions connected mostly to the civil use of the sea and with functional dependence of various ministries that avail themselves on their work: first of all the Ministerio de Transporte (Minister of Transport) and the Autoridad Marítima de Panama (AMP) (Authority of the Merchant Navy), the major part of the functions connected to the use of the sea and the connected activities with the commercial and pleasure navigation an on whose budget weighs the costs for the running of the corps.

The principal tasks of the Coast Guard activities are the following:

1. Search and rescue at sea (SAR) with the entire organization of co-ordination, control, detection and communications active for 24 hours a day requested by this activity.

2. Safety of navigation, with systematic investigative controls on the entire national mercantile, fishing and pleasure shipping, through the activity of Port State Control, also on the foreign mercantile shipping that calling at the national ports.

3. Protection of the marine environment, with functional dependence of the Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Minister of Environment and Natural Resources), using for this aim also resources (operations centers, aeronaval crafts, naval traffic control systems) already used for tasks of rescue, safety of navigation, and maritime police.

4. Control on maritime fishery, with functional dependence on the Ministerio de Agricultura y Asuntos Agropecuarios (Minister of Agricultural and Livestock): at this end the general command is the responsible authority of the National Fishing Control Center and the Coast Guard carry out the controls prescribed by the national and community norms on the entire fishing fleet.

5. Peripheral administration of Federal functions in the matters of formation of the maritime personnel, of registration of the mercantile and fishing shipping, of pleasure shipping, and of the contentious for those maritime crimes that have been de-penalized.

6. Maritime police (namely technical-administrative maritime police), including the discipline of maritime navigation and the regulation of the events that are carried out in the maritime areas that fall under the national sovereignty, the control of the maritime traffic, the manoeuvre of the ships and the safety in the ports, inquiries on the maritime accidents, the control on the maritime State property, the testing and periodic inspections of coastal deposits and other hazardous installations.

7. Inspect commercial vessels, respond to pollution, investigate marine casualties and merchant mariners, manage waterways, and license merchant mariners. Coast Guard officials also draft recommendations for the transit of hazardous cargo by ship, such as liquid natural gas. The Coast Guard carries out investigations to determine the cause of accidents on Panamanian-flagged (Flag State) ships or foreign ships in Coalition waters (Port State).

8. Port and waterways security: the Coast Guard is responsible for the security of Panama Coalition ports and statute miles of waterways.

9. Drug interdiction: The Coast Guard is the lead agency in maritime drug interdiction. It shares legal responsibility with SENAFRONT and SENAN. Coast Guard units coordinate their Sea activities with the Panama Coalition Navy and others Allied Navies.

10. During wartime the Coast Guard can fall under the operational orders of the Navy and Coast Guard Port Security Units are often sent overseas to guard the security of ports and other assets.

11. Ice operations, including the International Ice Patrol. The International Ice Patrol is an organization with the purpose of monitoring the presence of icebergs in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and reporting their movements for safety purposes. Actually It is operated by the 13 nations interested in trans-Atlantic navigation. As of 2011 the governments contributing to the International Ice Patrol include Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Panama Coalition, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

The Coast Guard had over 30,000 men and women on active duty, 5,000 reservists, 20,000 auxiliarists, and 8,000 full-time civilian employees.


Oceanographic Vessels: 5

PCCG Caribe
PCCG Providencia
PCCG Gorgona
PCCG Roncador
PCCG Ciencia


02 Polar Icebreaker: John G. Diefenbaker (VARD 9 206) class.
04 Icebreaking tug: Bay class.
10 Small harbor tug ships.
12 Coastal Buoy Tenders: Keeper class.
08 National Security Cutter: Legend upgrade class.
20 Offshore Patrol Cutter: Vigilant class.
32 Cutter: Sentinel-class.

Patrol Boats:

20 Patrol Boat: Island class refitted.
12 patrol boats: Marine Protector class.
20 patrol boat: SUPER 200 class.
20 Patrol Boat: Kaan 33 class.
12 Fast Intervention Craft: Kaan 15 class.
16 Hovercraft: Siyay class Type 400.

Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB):

40 Long Range Interceptor Boat RHIB.
100 Cutterboat - Over the Horizon (CB-OTH-IV) cutter RHIB.
100 Short Range Prosecutor (SRP) RHIB.


Fixed Wing:

08 EC-130V Hercules (AEW&C).
08 HC-130J Super Hercules.
16 HC-144 (C-295) Ocean Sentry.
16 C-28 Titan – Cessna.
20 CASA 212-300 (utility aircraft).
16 HU-16P Albatross (amphibious flying boat).
16 DHC-6 - 400 Twin Otter STOL.
08 DHC-6 - 400 Twin Otter amphibious floats.
12 HC-27J (C-27J) Spartan transport aircraft.
10 U-17B (Cessna-180/185) Skywagon (training)
01 C-37A Gulfstream V.

Rotatory Wing:

08 Bell-429 GlobalRanger.
22 AB-412EP.
16 MH-68A Stingray / AW-109E.
40 HH-65 / MH-65 Dolphin.
24 Agusta Westland AW139M.
10 H-92 (S-92) Superhawk.
30 HH-60J / MH-60T Jayhawk Multirole helicopter.


100 Bell Eagle Eye Tiltrotor UAV.
06 RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV.



Coast Guard armed Sailors

Coast Guard Assault Sailors




Oceanographic Vessel OSV (Offshore Supply Vessel) PCCG Caribe.

L: 60 m x B: 15 m x D: 5 m.
Complement: 10 officers; 28 crew. (max. 50 crew + passengers)
Aircraft carried: Flight deck for Medium helicopter.
Boats: 1 x Over the Horizon RHIB boat.


Cargo: 500 t.
Fresh water: 151 m³ (40,000 USG)
Transport of 12 containers, of which 4 can be refrigerated.
64 Beds in hospital ship configuration.

Speed: 12,6 kts. Range: ?

Mission: is a Multipurpose Hydrographic type vessel whose main function will be to provide support to marine scientific research, in comprehensive maritime security missions, cargo transport and maritime rescue. However, it can be used for different support and logistics missions, research, personnel transport, hydrographic surveys, marine exploration, even risk management missions.

This vessel is a multipurpose hydrographic scientific research vessel that has 5 opportunities for use, has equipment and sensors for marine scientific research, a platform at the stern that allows the installation of equipment to make measurements on the seabed at high depth (among the 4,000 and 4,500 meters), it has an important capacity for rescues and fires on board other vessels because it has a refrigeration system with great capacity, and it has an internal part that can be adapted for extreme meteorological events, being able to carry the logistics and capacities to allow recovery within what can be an extreme situation, it also has a flight platform to receive helicopters, put containers, it can even be adopted as a hospital ship. It have a crane with a 30-ton capacity and a dynamic positioning system. The ship has an echo sounder, a special crane. One of the containers is specialized in oil spills.

Oceanographic Vessel PCCG Providencia

L: 50 m x B: 10 m x D: 4,5 m.
Complement: 9 officers; 24 crew; 10 Scientists.

Boats: 1 x RHIB boat.


Fresh water: 88 m³
Wet laboratories (total area): 35 m²
Dry laboratories (total area): 18 m²
Fresh water generator capacity: 3 m³
Free working deck area: 60 m²

Speed: 13 kts. Range: 8000 nm. Endurance: 40 days.

Mission: The unit is manned by men and women between Officers, NCOs and highly qualified civilians, trained and willing to carry out marine scientific research operations in the jurisdictional areas of the Panama Coalition, with the purpose of providing scientific technical support to the operations of the Force and contribute to the exploration and rational exploitation of the nation's marine resources. The country has oceanographic vessels willing to strengthen the maritime power of the Nation, ensure the safety of navigation and human life at sea, contributing to the preservation of the marine environment and scientific and technological development.

Oceanographic Vessel PCCG Gorgona

L: 47 m x B: 9 m x D: 2,75 m.
Complement: 30 crew.
Armament: 2 x 12.7 mm machine gun.

Speed: 13 kts. Range: ? nm. Endurance: 20 days.

Mission: This unit has a highly qualified crew, trained and qualified to perform various types of maneuvers and operations at sea. Diversity in their capacities allows the vessel to perform mounts echo sounder mono and multibeam for deep bathymetric surveys of midwater and which can produce charts of the Panama Coalition coasts as has been done both in the Caribbean and the Pacific Region. Between 2004 and 2007, the “Gorgona” ARC underwent repowering at the Cotecmar shipyards in Cartagena, where the characteristics of the equipment and physical structure were modified, such as the construction of a 02 deck and the automation of many of its systems. (autopilot, propulsion and generation systems), thus acquiring greater autonomy and accommodation capacities, improving existing ones such as the incorporation of a crane with a lifting capacity of up to 10 tons. Since 2013, after the adaptation of an oceanographic winch and equipped with a sampling rosette and conductivity, temperature and pressure sensors (CTD), the scientific platform has been in charge of carrying out the Regional Study of the El Niño Phenomenon (ERFEN)

Oceanographic Vessel PCCG Roncador

L: 46 m x B: 11 m x D: 3.2 m.
Complement: 28

Boats: 1 x Over the Horizon RHIB boat.


Cargo: 500 t.

Speed: 11 kts. Range: 3.000 nm.

This ship is equipped with updated technology equipment to carry out scientific research in the areas of Oceanography, Hydrography and Marine Geology. She is the first ship of the Panama Coalition Coast Guard with dynamic positioning, with complementary capabilities for the development of search, rescue, recovery of ships and naval artifacts, transportation of humanitarian aid, underwater activities and investigation of shipwrecked species; It also serves as a launch pad for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), among others.

Oceanographic Vessel PCCG Ciencia

L: 83 m x B: 16 m x D: 4,45 m.
Complement: 90
Aircraft carried: helicopter deck and a hangar capable of handling a MH-65 Dolphin or Bell 412/212 helicopter.
Boats: 1 x Over the Horizon RHIB boat.

Speed: 16 kts. Range: 12.000 nm at 11 kt.
Endurance: 45 days.

It have modular capacity and a character of flexibility, which will allow it to adapt to the requirements. current and future marine scientific research, applying new technologies and concepts in this field. It have a crane with a 15-ton capacity. Because it has a design known as ICE CLASS, it can go to the Antarctic Peninsula under summer conditions, giving continuity to the Antarctic Program.

John G. Diefenbaker (VARD 9 206)-Class Polar Icebreaker: 2 ships.
L: 150.1 m x B: 28.0 m x D: 10.5 m.
Complement: 60 core crew + 40 program personnel.
Aircraft carried: Hangar for 2 x Bell-412 Helicopters (medium lift); Flight deck Heavy lift helicopter for 1 x AW-101.
Boats: 2 x Over the Horizon (CB-OTH-IV) cutter deployed RHIB boat; 2 x Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP).

Fuel oil: 5,121 m³ (1,352,825 USG)
Aviation fuel 343 m³ (90,611 USG)
Fresh water: 209 m³ (55,211 USG)
Water ballast: 5,534 m³ (1,461,928 USG)
MOGAS: 25 m³ (6,604 USG)

Speed: 2.5 m ice: 3.0 knots / Open Water: 20 knots
Range: 26,000 NM at 12 kn in water / 1,800 NM at 3.0 kn in 2.2 m of ice
Endurance: 270 days

Lifesaving Equipment: Rescue lifeboats 2 x 80 man fully enclosed; Liferafts 2 x 25 man MES.

Missions: arctic science, weather/ice monitoring; economic/commercial development; national security; northern & Southern re-supply and logistics support; search/rescue, environmental/emergency response; fisheries conservation and protection.

Her facilities include laboratories and modular mission spaces, a moon pool, general purpose cargo hold and garage, multiple cranes and a helideck and hangar for two medium-lift helicopters. In addition, she is capable of receiving and refueling larger helicopters.

Bay-class icebreaking tug: 4 ships.
L: 42.7 m x B: 11.4 m x D:3.8 m.
Complement: 17 (3 officers)
Armament: 2 × 7.62 mm M240 machine guns.
Boat: 2 x Short Range Prosecutor (SRP) RHIB boat.

Speed: 14,7 knots (27.2 km/h)
Range: 1.500 nautical miles at 14,7 knots.

They can proceed through fresh water ice up to 20 inches (51 cm) thick, and break ice up to 3 feet (0.91 m) thick, through ramming. These vessels are equipped with a system to lubricate their progress through the ice, by bubbling air through the hull.

Small harbor tug (WYTL): 10 ships.
L: 19.79 m x B: 5.82 m x D: 2.7 m
Complement: 5 crew
Armament: none.
Boats: 1 x Zodiac Small Boat.

Speed: 10.6 knots max.
Range: 1.130 miles at maximum sustained speed of 10,6 knots; 3.690 miles at 7,0 knots economic speed.

Missions: used by the Panama Coalition Coast Guard for search and rescue, law enforcement, aids-to-navigation work and light icebreaking. The tugs are capable of breaking 18 in (0.46 m) of ice with propulsion ahead and 21 in (0.53 m) of ice backing and ramming.

Keeper-class Coastal Buoy Tenders: 12 ships.
L: 53.3 m x B: 11.0 m x D:2.4 m.
Complement: 24
Buoy Deck Area: 124 m²
Speed: 12 kn (22 km/h).
Boats: 1 x Short Range Prosecutor (SRP) RHIB boat.

Missions: Keeper-class cutters serve the Coast Guard in a variety of missions and are tasked with maintaining aids to navigation (ATON), search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement (LE), migrant interdiction, marine safety inspections, environmental protection and natural resources management. Keeper-class cutters are also used for light ice breaking operations.

Legend-class National Security upgrade Cutter: 8 ships.
L: 127 m x B: 16 m x D: 6.9 m.
Complement: 113 (14 officers + 99 enlisted) and can carry up to 148 depending on mission.
Armament: 12-cell Mk56 VLS launcher for 12 x RIM-162 ESSM air-defense missiles; 2 × quadruple Harpoon missile launcher (8 missiles); 1 x 57mm gun MK 110 (a variant of the Bofors 57 mm gun and Gunfire Control System); 1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS; 4 × 12.7 mm crew-served Browning M2 machine guns; 2 × 7.62 mm machine guns crew-served M240B ; 1 × Mk 32 324 mm triple torpedo tubes (3 torpedoes) at stern.
Boats: 2 x RHIB
Aircraft carried: 2 x MH-65C Dolphin MCH, or 4 x VUAV or 1 x MH-65C Dolphin MCH and 2 x VUAV or 1-2 x MH-60 Seahawk/HH-60J Jayhawk.

Speed: Over 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Range: 12.000 nm (22,000 km; 14,000 mi)

Mission: These cutters are envisioned by the Coast Guard as being able to undertake the entire range of the high endurance cutter roles with additional upgrades to make it more of an asset to the Minister of Defense during declared national emergency contingencies. These vessels can be used for intercepting suspect vessels, or for rescuing swimmers, fishery protection, maritime homeland security missions, counterterrorism, coastal patrol missions, defense operations and other military/naval operations, and can assist in mine warfare. To facilitate intercept missions, the Legend class can carry and launch both the Short Range Prosecutor and the Long Range Interceptor rigid hull inflatable boats.

The cutter has a rear-launching ramp, capable of launching and retrieving the two aft stored rigid-hulled inflatable boats while underway.

Vigilant-class Offshore Patrol Cutter: 20 ships.
L: 109.7 m x B: 16.4 m x D: 5.18 m.
Complement: 116 (15 officers). Accommodations are planned for at 126 crew.
Armament: 1 x 57mm gun Mk110; 1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS; 2 x 25 mm gun Mk38; 4 x 12.7 remotely controlled stabilized Gun Weapon System SSAM machine gun; 4 x crew-served 12.7 mm machine guns.
Boats: 2 x RHIB
Aircraft carried: Hangar for 1 x MH-65C Dolphin MCH and 1 x VUAV or 1 x S-92/AW-139/HH-60J Jayhawk.

Sustained Speed: 22.5 knots
Range: 10,200 nautical miles at 14 knots
Endurance: 60-days

Mission: The ships do have an unusual specification. For the Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations and Rescue, they are required to be able to feed and provide basic shelter for up to 500 migrants for 48 hours, all while keeping them on the main deck or above. This actually constitutes a substantial weight/moment reserve for other missions. If we assumed 150 pounds for each person, that would equate to 37.5 tons.

Modules–While there was apparently no stated requirement to host mission modules or containers in the specifications, some of the foreign designed potential contenders may already include provision for taking containers.

Sentinel-class cutter: 32 ships.
L: 46.8 m x B: 8.11 m x D: 2.9 m.
Complement: 4 officers, 20 crew.
Armament: 1 × 25 mm autocannon Mk 38 Mod 2; 4 × 12.7 mm crew-served Browning M2 machine guns.
Boats & landing craft carried: 1 x Cutterboat - Over the Horizon (CB-OTH-IV) RHIB boat or 1 x Short Range Prosecutor RHIB boat.

Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h)
Range: 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km).
Endurance: 5 days

Mission: The vessels will perform various Coast Guard missions which include but are not limited to PWCS (Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security), Defense Operations, Maritime Law Enforcement (Drug/migrant interdiction and other Law Enforcement), Search and Rescue, Marine Safety, and environment protection.

Island-class refitted Patrol Boat: 20 boats.
L: 34 m x B: 6.4 m x D: 2.0 m.
Complement: 16 (2 officers, 14 enlisted).
Armament: 1 x 25 mm Mk 38 chain gun; 2 × 12.7 mm machine gun.
Boats & landing craft carried: 1 x Short Range Prosecutor RHIB boat.

Speed: 29.5 knots
Range: 3,300 miles
Endurance: 5 days

Mission: These cutters are equipped with advanced electronics and navigation equipment and are used in support of the Coast Guard's maritime homeland security, migrant interdiction, drug interdiction, defense operations, fisheries Enforcement, and search and rescue missions.

Marine Protector-class patrol boats: 12 boats
L: 27 m x B: 5.92 m x D: 1.70 m.
Complement: 10.
Armament: 2 × 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns.
Boats & landing craft carried: 1 x Short Range Prosecutor RHIB boat.

Speed: +25 knots
Range: 900 nmi
Endurance: 3 days

Missions: include combating drug smuggling, illegal immigration, marine fisheries enforcement and search and rescue support.

SUPER 200-class patrol boat: 20 boats.
L x 25 m x B: 5.76 m x D: 2.813 m.
Complement: 8-12 crew.
Armament: 1 x 12.7 mm machine gun.
Boats & landing craft carried: 1 x Zodiac boat

Speed: 34 knots.
Range: 900 nm (18 knots).

Mission: Fast Patrol Boats wholly made of aluminum and specifically designed for patrolling, surveillance and Search and Rescue (SAR) missions.

Kaan 33-Class Patrol Boat: 20 boats
L: 35.60 m x B: 6.7 m x D: 1.40 m.
Complement: 20 crew.
Armament: 1 x 20 mm Remote-controlled stabilized machine gun platform STAMP ; 2 x 12.7 mm machine gun.
Boats & landing craft carried: 1 x Short Range Prosecutor RHIB boat.

Speed: 45 knots.
Range: 600 nm at 20 knots.

The mission modules would be: Multi weapon mounts.
- Stabilized naval turret with up to 30 mm. gun (+ short range SSM).
- Medium range SSM (Total weights up to 5 tons).
- Short range SAM.

Mission: Patrol / Escort / Fast attack; Search and rescue; Anti smuggling; Pollution control; Anti terrorist protection of the coastal and offshore installations; Surveillance / Covert surveillance; Seal insertion-extraction.

Kaan 15-class Fast Intervention Craft: 12 boats.
L x 15.4 m x B: 4.04 m x D: 0.96 m.
Complement: 4 + 8 mission crew.
Armament: 2 x 12.7 mm machine gun.
Boats & landing craft carried: 1 x Short Range Prosecutor RHIB boat.

Speed: 54 knots.
Range: 350 nm (35 knots).

Mission: Patrol / Escort / Fast attack; Search and rescue; Anti smuggling; Pollution control; Anti terrorist protection of the coastal and offshore installations; Surveillance / Covert surveillance; Seal insertion-extraction.

Siyay-class Type 400 Hovercraft: 16 boats.
L: 28.5 m x B: 12 m.
Complement: 7
Armament: none.

Speed: 50 kn. maximum; 45 kn. cruise. Range: 300 nm.
Endurance: 1 day.

Capacity: 101 passengers or 90 troops. Main Deck: 110.0 m²
When operated as a military logistics vehicle, can carry a pair of Land Rovers, a Bv202 tracked vehicle and trailer unit or up to roughly 10 tons (10,000 kg) of cargo.

Mission: perform search and rescue missions in sea, rivers delta and its navigable tributaries. The hovercraft is equipped with a removable crane (not on board at the time of the occurrence) and has a payload of up to 25 000 kg, allowing for great flexibility for transporting a combination of freight and passengers. Vehicles can be loaded directly on deck through a bow ramp. These features, as well as being fully amphibious, make the AP1-88/400 particularly useful in oil pollution clean-up operations and other applications, including search and rescue (SAR) and aids to navigation maintenance and construction.

Long Range Interceptor Boat RHIB: 40 boats
L: 11 m.
Complement: 14 personnel
Armament: 1 x 7.62mm M240 general purpose machine gun
Capacity: 150lbs of equipment

Speed: 35-45 knots.
Range: 400 nm.
Endurance: 10 h

Mission: Is a rigid hull inflatable, powered by water-jets, for intercepting and boarding suspect vessels. It mounts a radar, special shock-proof seats. The LRI is capable of intercepting most targets of interest or reaching the scene of an emergency much more quickly than the cutter itself. The LRI provides the ability for a cutter to deploy an armed boarding or counter-terrorism team over the horizon, up to 100NM from the cutter at speeds of 45kts or more. The enclosed cabin of the boat will provide crew protection for up to 10 hours thereby increasing operational presence and deterrence in security situations. The bow-mounted M242 machine gun provides visible deterrence and stopping power against maritime targets.

The National Security Cutters and the Offshore Patrol Cutters will have two rear launching ramps, and will carry two launches, either two of the smaller Short Range Prosecutors, or two PCCG Long Range Interceptors, or one of each.

Cutterboat - Over the Horizon (CB-OTH-IV) cutter deployed rigid-hulled inflatable (RHIB) boat: 100 boats.
L: 7.9 m x B: 056 m.
Crew: 5 + 5
Speed: +40 knots.

Mission: It will act as a multi-mission, cutter-launched law enforcement vessel, to pursue and interdict fast, non-compliant vessels and is carried aboard the Coast Guard's Cutters. Is provide law enforcement to ports, waterways and coastal security, conduct search and rescue missions, perform drug and alien migrant interdiction operations, provide port security escorts and serve as a high-speed transport for boarding teams.

Short Range Prosecutor (SRP) Rigid-Hull Inflatable small (RHIB) boat: 100 boats.
L: 7 m.
Crew & Capacity: 10 personnel + 150 lbs of equipment or 5 persons on board (180 lbs each) with half fuel and 500 pounds of boat outfit.
Armament: 7.62 mm M240 general purpose machine gun.

Speed: 33 kts - 45kts.
Range: 400 nm
Endurance: 10 h.

Mission: Intercepting and boarding suspect vessels. It mounts a radar and special shock-proof seats, and can travel at 30 knots.

The refitted Island class Patrol cutters, were each to carry one Short Range Prosecutor. The Marine Protector cutters each carry one Short Range Prosecutor. The Sentinel class cutters carry one Short Range Prosecutor. The National Security Cutters will have a rear launching ramps, and will carry two launches, either two Short Range Prosecutors, or two of the larger Long Range Interceptors, or one of each.

The radar shall have a range scale of 0.125 to 48 nautical miles 10 or more steps. The radar shall have a tracking capability of auto and manual acquire with minimum of ten targets and ability to display target trails. The antenna array shall be at a minimum an 18-24" radome having less than four (4) degree horizontal beam width. This equipment should be mounted on/in the boat console.

Small Zodiac Boats : + 100 boats




EC-130V Hercules (AEW&C): 8 aircraft.
Crew: Pilot, CoPilot, combat systems officer, mission communications commander; loadmaster, five electronic communications systems operators (6+).
Length: 29.7 m; Wingspan: 40.3 m; Height: 11.8 m.
Cruise speed: 540 km/h.
Range: 4,260 km (2,300 nm).
Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,500 m).
Time on Station: 11.5 hrs

AN/APS-145 Radar:
Coverage of a 6 million cubic mile cylinder from sea level to 100,000 ft.
360 degree coverage in 10 seconds
Continuous detection and tracking of air and surface targets

Mission: Airborne early warning and control variant used by PCCG for counter-narcotics missions. The EC-130V combined a C-130H airframe with the APS-125 Radar and Mission System of the E-2 Hawkeye. This aircraft is for counter-narcotics missions requiring greater endurance than the E-2 could provide, but also for Search and Rescue and Fisheries Patrols.

HC-130J Super Hercules: 8 aircraft.
Crew: 3 (two pilots, and one loadmaster are minimum crew).
Length: 29.79 m; Wingspan: 40.41 m; Height: 11.84 m.
Useful load: 72,000 lb (33,000 kg).
Maximum speed: 671 km/h.; Cruise speed: 643 km/h.
Range: 3,334 km (1,800 nmi) at max normal payload (34,000 lb or 15,400 kg).
Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,615 m) with 42,000 lb (19,090 kg) payload; Absolute altitude 40,386 ft (12,310 m).

92 passengers or 64 airborne troops or 6 pallets or 74 litter patients with 5 medical personnel.
2–3 Humvees, or 1 LAV III (with turret removed) or an M113 armored personnel carrier.
Payload: 44,000 lb (19,958 kg).

Mission: long-range overwater search missions, support airlift, maritime patrol, North Atlantic Ice Patrol and command and control of search and rescue, also have the capability of air dropping rescue equipment to survivors at sea or over open terrain. they received significant modifications, including installations of a large window on each side of the fuselage to allow crew members to visually scan the sea surface, the addition of an inverse synthetic aperture sea search radar, flare tubes, a forward-looking infrared/electro-optical sensor, a gaseous oxygen system for the crew and an enhanced communications suite.


HC-144 (C-295) Ocean Sentry (Medium Range Surveillance Aircraft): 16 aircraft.
Crew: 6
Length: 21.41 m; Wingspan: 25.81 m; Height: 8.18 m
Empty weight: 21,605 lb (9,800 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 36,380 lb (16,502 kg)
Maximum speed: 437 km/h (236 kn)
Range: 2,898 km (1,565 nmi)
Endurance: 8.7 hours

Mission: is a medium-range, twin-engined aircraft used by the United States Coast Guard in the search-and-rescue and maritime patrol missions and command and control. Its rear ramp provides for transport of standard cargo pallets. It also features short takeoff and landing capability.

C-28 Titan – Cessna (utility aircraft for passengers or cargo): 16 aircraft.
Crew: 2
Length: 12.04 m; Wingspan: 14.12 m; Height:4.04 m.
Empty weight: 4,834 lb (2,192 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 8,400 lb (3,810 kg)
Maximum speed: 430 km/h. Cruise speed: 303 km/h.
Range: 3,410 km.
Service ceiling: 26,000 ft (7,925 m)

Capacity: 10 passengers or 1560 kg (3500 lbs) of cargo.

CASA 212-300 (utility aircraft): 20 aircraft.
Crew: 2 (pilot and co-pilot).
Length: 16.20 m; Wingspan: 20.28 m; Height: 6.30 m.
Empty weight: 3,780 kg (8,333 lb). Max. takeoff weight: 7,700 kg (16,975 lb).
Maximum speed: 370 km/h (200 kts); Cruise speed: 300 km/h (162 knots) (econ cruise); Stall speed: 145 km/h (78 knots)
Range: 1,811 km (978 nmi) econ cruise, max fuel
Service ceiling: 7,925 m (26,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 8.3 m/s (1,630 ft/min)

Capacity: 26 passengers (civil version), 24 paratroops or 2,700 kg (5,952 lb) cargo

Armament: Up to 500 kg (1,100 lb) of weapons on two hardpoints. Typically, machine gun pods or rocket launchers.

Mission: to provide lower cost logistic support for the drug and alien interdiction programs that is conducted in the Caribbean area. The primary mission of the C-212 is to transport personnel and equipment to remote locations without readily available commercial transportation. The aircraft had a high volume cabin with a rear loading ramp. The aircrafts short landing and take-off (STOL) capabilities made virtually any runway an option. Material for shipboard and deployed HH-52 operations could be transported to secondary airfields and picked up by ship helicopter.

HU-16P Albatross (amphibious flying boat): 16 aircraft
Crew: 4-6
Length: 19.16 m; Wingspan: 29.47 m; Height: 7.88 m.
Empty weight: 22,883 lb (10,401 kg)
Loaded weight: 30,353 lb (13,797 kg). Max. takeoff weight: 37,500 lb (17,045 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 675 US Gallons (2,555 L) internally, plus 400 US Gal (1,514 L) in wingtip floats plus two 300 US Gallon (1,136 L) drop tanks
Maximum speed: 380 km/h (205 knots); Cruise speed: 200 km/h (108 knots); Stall speed: 119 km/h (64 knots)
Range: 4,589 km (2,478 nmi)
Service ceiling: 21,500 ft (6,550 m)

Armament: None

Capacity: 10 passengers

Mission: search and rescue aircraft.

The majority of Albatrosses were used primarily in the search and rescue mission role (SAR), combat rescue, and commando groups were equipped with HU-16s for covert infiltration and extraction of special forces. They were introduced to the service in 1949 and most retired in 1995. When the Panama Coaliton Coast Guard was founded, the need for an amphibious flying boat for rescue missions on the water and on small islands without airports was created. The construction of the HU-16P Albatross began in 1996.

The HU-16P amphibious flying boat is a modernized version of the HU-16E, built by the Northrop Grumman Subsidiary of the Panama Coalition. The price of each unit is NS$ 9 million and since 1996 a total of 117 aircrafts have been manufactured.

Panama Coalition: 16
Sanrantha: 16
USG Security Corporation: 6
United States of Nestler: 24
Civil Operators: 55
Total: 117 aircraft.

DHC-6 - 400 Twin Otter STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) utility aircraft: 16 aircraft.
Flight deck crew: 1–2
Length: 15.77 m; Wingspan: 19.8 m; Height: 5.94 m.
Empty weight: 6,881 lb (3,121 kg). Maximum takeoff weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg).
Maximum speed: 314 km/h (170 knots) at cruise altitude; Cruise speed: 278 km/h (150 knots) at cruise altitude.
Range (Max fuel, no payload): 1480 km (799 nmi); 1832 km (989 nmi) with long range tankage.

Capacity: 19 passenger

Mission: search and rescue utility aircraft; with STOL capabilities, high rate of climb have made it a successful commuter passenger airliner as well as a cargo and Medevac aircraft and is used by the military and security force Parachute Team. It have high versatility and maneuverability have made them popular in areas with difficult flying environments.

DHC-6 - 400 Twin Otter amphibious floats utility aircraft: 8 aircraft.
Flight deck crew: 1–2
Length: 15.77 m; Wingspan: 19.8 m; Height: 5.94 m.
Empty weight: 6,881 lb (3,121 kg).
Maximum takeoff weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg).
Maximum speed: 314 km/h (170 knots) at cruise altitude; Cruise speed: 278 km/h (150 knots) at cruise altitude.
Range (Max fuel, no payload): 1480 km (799 nmi); 1832 km (989 nmi) with long range tankage.

Capacity: 19 passenger.

Mission: search and rescue utility aircraft; with STOL capabilities, high rate of climb have made it a successful commuter passenger airliner as well as a cargo and Medevac aircraft and is used by the military and security force Parachute Team. It have high versatility and maneuverability have made them popular in areas with difficult flying environments.

HC-27J (C-27J) Spartan transport aircraft: 12 aircraft.
Crew: 2-3 (pilot, co-pilot (plus loadmaster when needed))
Length: 22.7 m; Wingspan: 28.7 m; Height: 9.64 m.
Empty weight: 17,000 kg (37,479 lb). Max takeoff weight: 30,500 kg (67,241 lb)
Maximum speed: 602 km/h (325 kn); Cruise speed: 583 km/h (315 kn); Minimum control speed: 194 km/h (105 kn).
Range: 1,759 km (950 nmi) with MTOW of 30,500 kilograms (67,200 lb); Range at 6,000 kg payload: 4,130 km (2,230 nmi); Ferry range: 5,852 km (3,636 mi; 3,160 nmi).
Service ceiling: 9,144 m (30,000 ft)

Capacity: 60 troops or 46 paratroops or 36 litters with 6 medical personnel or Max payload: 11,500 kg (25,353 lb) at MTOW

Mission: The Panama Coalition Coast Guard (PCCG) HC-27J is a medium-range ,maritime patrol aircraft that serve as medium-range surveillance, search-and-rescue (SAR), and medical evacuation assets,surveillance asset against drug and illicit traffic interdiction and disaster response. The HC-27J aircraft features weather radar, communications equipment and cockpit compatible with night vision goggle (NVG). The aircraft has been optimized to remain airborne for up to 12 hours. The PCCG also equiped the aircraft with surface search radar end electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors, a C4ISR suite, a bubble observation window and Minotaur mission system. The aircraft is capable of sending imagery and radar information to the Defense Command and Security Ministery in real time.

U-17B (Cessna-180/185) Skywagon: 10 aircraft.
Crew: 1 pilot.
Length: 25 ft 9 in (7.85 m). Wingspan: 35 ft 10 in (10.92 m). Height: 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m). Wing area: 174 sq ft (16.2 m2)
Empty weight: 1,748 lb (793 kg). Gross weight: 3,350 lb (1,520 kg)
Maximum speed: 155 kn (178 mph; 287 km/h). Cruise speed: 145 kn (167 mph; 269 km/h). Stall speed: 49 kn (56 mph; 91 km/h).
Range: 720 nmi (829 mi; 1,333 km)
Service ceiling: 17,150 ft (5,230 m)

Capacity: 5 passengers.

Mission: general aviation light aircraft and training. Training. The Skywagon can also be fitted with floats, amphibious float, or skis. The AgCarryall variant of the 185 adds a 151-gallon belly chemical tank and removable spray booms for aerial application. It is also possible to fit a cargo pod under the fuselage that can carry an extra 300 lb (136 kg).

C-37A Gulfstream V: 1 aircraft.
Crew: 5 (two pilots, one flight engineer, one communications systems operator, and one flight attendant).
Length: 29.4 m; Wingspan: 28.48 m. Height: 8.18 m.

Empty weight: 46,200 lb (20,956 kg).
Max takeoff weight: 90,500 lb (41,050 kg). Maximum Landing Weight : 75,300 pounds (34,200 kg). Maximum Payload : 8,300 pounds (3,800 kg).. Payload w/ Max Fuel : 3,400 pounds (1,500 kg)
Maximum speed: Mach 0.88. Cruise speed : Mach 0.83 (882 km/h).
Normal cruise range : 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 km), with 5 crew, 12 passengers.
Endurance: 14hr 28min.

Capacity: 12 passengers.

Mission: For executive transportation of Navy VIP and the Coast Guard Commandant. The aircraft has a flight management system with a worldwide satellite-based Global Positioning System. The C-37A is capable of cruising at 51,000 feet (16,000 m). Features include enhanced weather radar, autopilot and head-up display for the pilot. Safety features include Enhanced Vision Systems that allows increased visibility in adverse environments. The aircraft is also equipped with commercial and military communications equipment to provide secure voice and data capability. The F.A.P. equips the C-37A with a basic crew of two pilots, one flight engineer, one communications systems operator, and one flight attendant. It accommodates 5 crew and 12 passengers.




Bell-429 GlobalRanger: 8 helicopters
Crew: 1 pilot
Length: 12.7 m; Height: 4.04 m; Rotor diameter: 10.97 m.
Empty weight: 1,925 kg (4,245 lb); Useful load: 1,250 kg (2,755 lb); Max. takeoff weight: 3,175 kg (7,000 lb).
Max speed: 287 km/h (155 kn); Cruise speed: 273 km/h (150 knots).
Range: 722 km (390 nmi).
Service ceiling: 6,096 m (20,000 ft).

Capacity: 7 passengers (6 in passenger compartment; 1 beside pilot)

Mission: primarily from the emergency medical services (EMS), SAR, supporting construction and maintenance of PCCG communication sites, oil pollution response, fishing monitoring and support to Science programmes. It can accommodate a patient litter.

AB-412EP: 22 helicopters
Crew: 1-2 pilots.

Length: 17.1 m; Fuselage length: 13.1 m; Height: 4.6 m; Rotor diameter: 14.0 m.
Empty weight: 3,079 kg (6,789 lb); Max. takeoff weight: 5,397 kg (11,900 lb).
Maximum speed: 259 km/h (140 knots); Cruise speed: 226 km/h (122 knots).
Range: up to 980 km
Service ceiling: 6,096 m (20,000 ft).

Capacity: 14 passengers, maximum external load of almost 6,614 lb (3,000 kg).

Mission: They are used for search and rescue operations and are unarmed.Sensors:Radar RDR-1500B and FLIR.

MH-68A Stingray / AW-109E: 16 helicopters
Crew: 1 or 2.
Length: 11.448 m fuselage; Height: 3.50 m; Main rotor diameter: 11.00 m.
Empty weight: 1,590 kg (3,505 lb); Max takeoff weight: 2,850 kg (6,283 lb).
Maximum speed: 311 km/h (168 kn); Cruise speed: 285 km/h; (154 kn)
Ferry range: 932 km (503 nmi)

Armament: Lethal: M240G machine gun and a 50-caliber sniper rifle with a laser sight. Non-lethal: stun grenades and entanglement nets

Capacity: 6 or 7 passengers.

Mission: Short Range Armed Interdiction helicopters. Is an all-weather, short-range, interdiction helicopter, equipped withe latest navigation, communication, and avionics equipment. The MH-68 was equipped with a Forward-looking InfraRed (FLIR) system for night operations, along with a night-vision compatible cockpit. It carries an avionics suite similar to that of other Coast Guard helicopters, including HF/VHF/UHF radios capable of clear and encrypted voice transmission and GPS receivers connected to the autopilot.

HH-65 / MH-65 Dolphin: 40 helicopters
Crew: 2 pilots, 1 flight mechanic, 1 rescue swimmer.
Length: 11.6 m ; Height: 4 m; Main rotor diameter: 11.9 m.
Empty weight: 3,128 kg (6,896 lb); Max takeoff weight: 4,300 kg (9,480 lb)
Maximum speed: 333 km/h (180 kn);
Range: 658 km (355 nmi)
Service ceiling: 5,486 m (17,999 ft)

Armament: 1 x 7.62 mm M240 machine gun; 1 x Barrett M107 0.50 in (12.70 mm) caliber precision rifle; 1 x 7.62mm shoulder-fired precision weapon.

Mission: The HH-65 Dolphin is used for security patrols, cargo, drug interdiction, ice breaking, military readiness, pollution control, and search and rescue missions. The Dolphin is certified for operation in all-weather and night-time operations, with the exception of icing conditions. Also a unique feature of the Dolphin is its computerized flight management system, which integrates state-of-the-art communications and navigation equipment. This system provides automatic flight control. At the pilot's direction, the system will bring the aircraft to a stable hover 15 m above a selected object. This is an important safety feature in darkness or inclement weather. Selected search patterns can be flown automatically, freeing the pilot and copilot to concentrate on sighting & searching the object.

Agusta Westland AW139M: 24 helicopters.
Crew: 1-2 pilots.
Length: 16.66 m; Width: 2.26 m; Height: 4.98 m; Main rotor diameter: 13.80 m.
Empty weight: 3,622 kg (7,985 lb); Gross weight: 6,400 kg (14,110 lb).
Maximum speed: 310 km/h; Cruising speed: 306 km/h.
Range: 1,250 kms.
Endurance: 5 hours 56 min.
Service ceiling: 6,096 m (20,000 ft).

Armament: 2 x 7.62 mm machine guns mounted in side windows.

Capacity: 15 passengers.

Mission: Offshore transport, fire fighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical service, disaster relief, and maritime patrol. The AW139M is equipped with a high definition forward-looking infrared (FLIR), self-protection system, heavy-duty landing gear, and has low thermal and acoustic signatures. Options offered include an external stores system including various armaments, armored seats, self-sealing fuel tanks, and a full ice-protection system for all-weather operations.

H-92 (S-92) Superhawk: 10 helicopters.
Crew: 2 (pilot, co-pilot)
Length: 17.10 m; Fuselage length: 17.1 m; Fuselage width: 5.26 m; Height: 4.71 m; Rotor diameter: 17.17 m.
Empty weight: 7,030 kg (15,500 lb); Loaded weight: 12,020 kg (26,500 lb); Max. takeoff weight: 12,020 kg (26,500 lb).
Maximum speed: 306 km/h (165 knots); Cruise speed: 280 km/h (151 kn)
Range: 999 km (539 nmi).
Service ceiling: 4,270 m (14,000 ft).

Capacity: 22 troops / passengers

Mission: has fly-by-wire flight controls, Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) enables aircrew to detect, identify and search
for missing persons or vessels;. The search and rescue variant provides space for seats, litters, auxiliary fuel cell and SAR emergency equipment. Is equipped with enhanced rescue mission technology including infra-red and low light cameras. It has a Nightsun searchlight, a satellite communications system featuring a Flight Following tracking facility, and high speed Dual AC Hoists (enhanced safety standard for SAR Operations). This provides the PCCG with the capability to position a helicopter, direct track to an incident anywhere that an IMC letdown is possible, such as, for example, an offshore incident. This capability will allow faster on scene times, faster patient recovery times, greater year-round capability and the ability to position all helicopters direct to the scene of a major incident.

HH-60J / MH-60T Jayhawk Multirole helicopter: 30 Helicopters.
Crew: 4 (pilot, co-pilot, two flight crew)
Length: 19.76 m; Height: 5.18 m; Rotor diameter: 16.36 m.
Empty weight: 6,580 kg (14,500 lb); Max. takeoff weight: 9,926 kg (21,884 lb).
Maximum speed: 333 km/h (180 knots); Cruise speed: 260 km/h (140 knots).
Range: 1,300 km (700 nautical miles)
Service ceiling: 1,520 m (5,000 ft hovering).

Armament: 1 × 7.62 M240H medium machine gun in starboard door; 1 × 12.7 Barrett M82 semi-automatic rifle.

Capacity: 6 passengers.

Mission: The Jayhawk has a radar for search/weather that gives its nose a distinctive look. A forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensor turret can be mounted below its nose; is a multi-mission, twin-engine, medium-range helicopter for search and rescue, law enforcement, military readiness and marine environmental protection missions. the HH-60J is designed to fly a crew of four up to 300 mi (483 km) offshore, hoist up to six additional people on board while remaining on-scene for up to 45 minutes and return to base while maintaining an adequate fuel reserve. The PCCG began converting its 30 HH-60Js to MH-60Ts in January 2014. This avionics and capabilities upgrade is part of the PCCG's Integrated Deepwater System Program and will provide a glass cockpit, an enhanced electro-optic/infrared sensor system as well as a radar sensor system and airborne use of force capability. The airborne use of force package includes both weapons for firing warning and disabling shots and armor to protect the aircrew from small arms fire.

Bell Eagle Eye Tiltrotor UAV: 100 vehicles.
Crew: none
Length: 5.56 m; Wingspan: 7.37 m; Height: 1.88 m; Main rotor diameter: 2 × 3.05 m
Empty weight: 590 kg (1300 lb); Gross weight: 1020 kg (2250 lb).
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207D turboshaft, 641 hp (478 kW)
Maximum speed: 360 km/h (over 200kt).
Range: 800 nm.
Endurance: 6 hours.
Service ceiling: 6,096 m (20,000 ft).

Armament: 91 kg (200 lb) payload.

Mission: The Bell Eagle Eye UAV was developed to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in land-based or sea-based environments. It can be deployed in range of unmanned aerial missions including border patrol, NBC detection, real-time situational awareness for tactical forces, target identification, electronic countermeasures, airborne radio relay, fisheries protection and fire detection. Additionall, the UAV can act as a guidance system for naval or artillery gunfire, attack helicopters, airstrikes and extended-range munitions, and deliver sonobuoys in anti-submarine warfare operations.

RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV: 6 Vehicles.
Crew: 0 onboard (3 remote: Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) pilot; Mission Control Element (MCE) pilot and sensor operator)
Length: 14.5 m; Wingspan: 39.9 m; Height: 4.7 m.
Empty weight: 6,781 kg (14,950 lb); Gross weight: 14,628 kg (32,250 lb).
Maximum speed: 629 km/h (340 kn); Cruise speed: 575 km/h (310 kn).
Range: 22,779 km (12,299 nmi)
Endurance: 32+ hours
Service ceiling: 18,000 m (60,000 ft)

Mission: The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a maritime surveillance platform of high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system with an integrated sensor suite that provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, capability worldwide. The RQ-4 provides a broad overview and systematic surveillance using high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and long-range electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors with long loiter times over target areas. It can survey as much as 40,000 square miles (100,000 km2) of terrain a day.