Country: Netherlands Antilles Region: Curacao
Latitude: 12° 11' 9" N Longitude: -69° 2' 8" E
Area use / Military Branches: NL Coastguard, US FOL
Hato (miliitary) former NL Navy Air Arm part of Hato airfield. 2007 transferred to NL Antilles Coastguard. Also in use as a US navy Forward Operating Location in regard to anti drugs ops.
Caribbean FOL (Aruba-Curacao, The Netherlands Antilles)
The FOL is at 2 locations: Curaçao`s military part of Hato International Airport and Aruba`s Reina Beatrix International Airport. The formal 10-year access agreement with the Kingdom of the Netherlands was signed in March 2000 and the Netherlands` parliament ratified the agreement in October 2001. Both FOL locations required minor construction improvements to include aircraft parking ramps, maintenance, and operations buildings. Counter-drug flights were made from these locations even as improvements were being made.
To date, the Aruba FOL has seen limited improvement and use while the Curacao FOL has received all required improvements to include ramp space for 2 large, 2 medium, and 6 small aircraft, a fresh water rise facility, a maintenance hangar, and an operations building.
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