From The Aspersion To War
“Without investment there is no new technology, with no technology, there isn’t any development and without development, there is NO DEFENSE”.
The air tractor originated in United States in 1989 as an agricultural crop duster (AT-802A) and firefighters (AT-802AF), designed and built by the American aircraft manufacturer Air Tractor. With the passage of time this aircraft was configured for military use (AT-802U). This aircraft in its standard configuration, uses a conventional landing gear (two main wheels and a tail wheel), the firefighter uses amphibious aircraft floats wipire 10000 so they can land on a conventional runway or water, crop duster charge a deposit chemical agents on top of the fuselage between the engine and the cockpit and chemical sprayer is located underneath the wings.
In the 90’s The States Department of the United States begun to operate many types of airplanes to fight the drug trafficking. The ones included there were the turbo thrush; these aircraft received an enrollment of police.
The turbo thrush at the year 2002 was replaced by the AT 802, actuality they are operated by civilians and north-American people for spraying illicit camp.
Colombian National Police with its air force fight day by day the drug trafficking, doing fumigation operations with using the airplanes type AT802, which are protect by helicopters that guarantee the security while the application of glyphosate. “2 Alas Policiales Bulletin”
The maneuverability of these planes allows downing from 15 to 20 meters of height with a velocity of 300 km/h and elevating to 12 thousand feet to 160 knots. These characteristics are suitable to combat the illicit camps under the geography of our country.
North American Embassy is using the same type of aircraft in ABU DHABI, presenting inNovember 2013 in Dubai aircraft gunship in order to: provide security at some oil wells,to fight the insurgency and patrol border of this country. The aircraft were provided bythe American IOMAX Company.
CEIDI’S GROUP 5 September 15,2004