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By Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo September 20, 2018 A U.S. Air Force delegation visited the Colombian Air Force (FAC, in Spanish) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Academy (EBART, in Spanish) at the Third Air Combat Command in Barranquilla, Colombia, July 16-27, 2018. The objective was to exchange knowledge and experiences in the formation, training, and instruction of pilots and operators of ScanEagle drones. “The experience exchange was made possible through the ScanEagle Pprocessing, Exploitation, and Dissemination Course, based on the experience of the United States,” FAC Major Daniel Eduardo Martínez, deputy director of EBART, told Diálogo. “The course was a guide to conduct ISR missions [intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance], and taught us how to guide an unmanned aerial vehicles [UAV] for this type of missions and make a briefing to conduct a mission.” Together, nine Colombian officers and the U.S. delegation learned how each air force operates UAV in conventional and asymmetric warfare. “The training will help us improve the doctrine for unmanned aerial vehicles, modernize manuals, strengthen flight operation planning, and improve surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence missions,” FAC First Lieutenant Brayan Higuera, ScanEagle course instructor at EBART, told Diálogo. FAC operates the tactical surveillance and reconnaissance system since 2006 to support the fight against illegal armed groups and terrorists. The system brought significant results in the identification, surveillance, and reconnaissance of targets, aerial surveillance, support of special operations units, and search and rescue. The highly autonomous aircraft of U.S. manufacturer Boeing Insitu are designed to conduct continuous missions of more than 15 hours and have the capacity to collect and transmit large numbers of images in real time. Improving the mission During the course, service members of both countries analyzed mission briefings to obtain good results with the systems. “We focus on the machine and the crew,” Maj. Martínez said. “[U.S.] officers found it interesting that technicians are included in the Colombian briefing to discuss the system status. Their briefing is between the analyst and the pilot but don’t involve a technician to report flight hours left for the unmanned aerial vehicle,” 1st Lt. Higuera said. The Colombian squadron learned how U.S. Air Force officers use “exhaustive information” when carrying out missions. “As soon as they have information coming from any human or technical source, they go out and conduct persistent surveillance, meaning around the clock,” 1st Lt. Higuera said. “We should also focus on persistent information.” New way to operate aircraft After the course, FAC opted to modify its operation of ScanEagle aircraft to adapt to those of the U.S. Air Force, with target-persistent surveillance. “The course helped [our] air institution promote a new way to operate the aircraft,” Maj. Martínez said. With this change, FAC will be able to show its UAV platforms to the Colombian Army, Navy, and National Police to increase intelligence efforts and sustained focus on a target. The UAV will also be able to submit more information than what security forces can currently achieve with human intelligence, such as images, video, and target surveillance for tactical maneuvers. “Air authorities study how the change in operations can help identify and eradicate illegal crops in the country,” Maj. Martínez said. “The ScanEagle can be an important tool in the current fight [against drugs].” Latin American benchmark FAC expects to obtain the Boeing Insitu certification by the end of 2018. “The idea is that with the certification, plus the experience we have, EBART will become Latin America’s school for unmanned aerial vehicles. This year  we trained Peruvian personnel and last year  we trained personnel from Chile. Also, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica are interested in training their crews here, now that they started acquiring unmanned aerial systems,” Maj. Martínez said. Within a year, EBART plans to include naval personnel in the faculty. Their experience with UAV launched from ships will strengthen the training to be offered to the Colombian Armed Forces and other nations. The school also studies the possibility of bringing instructors from the U.S. Air Force. “We developed the new unmanned aerial vehicle aviation with the help of the U.S. Air Force. We received a lot of help from them. It’s important because it’s becoming increasingly developed, with more prominence in aviation worldwide,” Maj. Martínez concluded.
Terry L. Hirsch has become a shareholder of Englander & Fischer, P.A., in St. Petersburg. Hirsch concentrates on business litigation and employment litigation. G. Douglas Nail has become associated with McCumber, Inclan, Daniels, Buntz & Ferrera, P.A., in Orlando, with offices at 8529 S. Park Circle, Ste. 240, Orlando, 32819, phone: (407)-903-9979. Nail concentrates in nursing home, medical malpractice, and general liability defense.The Tampa office of Carlton Fields, P.A., has moved to Corporate Center Three at International Plaza, 4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 33607, phone: (813) 223-7000. Lisa Zima Bosch, formerly an assistant county attorney with Volusia County, has joined and become a shareholder with Landis Graham French, P.A. She focuses in matters of land use, zoning, and environmental law. Jennifer B. Compton has become a shareholder with Abel Band in Sarasota. She concentrates on securities law, restrictive covenants, commercial litigation, and employment law litigation. Paul Kunz, formerly of Boise, Schiller & Flexner in Washington, D.C., has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Ft. Lauderdale. He focuses on commercial litigation. Christine Sue Cook has become associated with Engel & Reiman in Denver, with offices at The Equitable Building, 730 – 17 St., Ste. 500, Denver, CO, 80202, phone: (303) 741-1111, fax: (303) 694-4028. Wendy Vargas, formerly of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Al L. Frevola, Jr., has joined Gordon Hargrove & James, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale. He concentrates in large scale maritime and commercial litigation matters. Jacqueline Negri has joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., in Miami, as a visiting attorney from Milan, Italy, for an initial period of six months. She will assist the corporate department with the broad range of legal services to Italian and American business persons starting their own businesses in Florida and Italy, or to further develop their existing commercial relationships. Cheryl Wilke has been appointed to a three-year term on the executive committee of Hinshaw & Culbertson. Wilke is partner in charge of the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and the chair of the firm’s national workers’ compensation defense practice group. She focuses her practice in the representation of self-insured employers in workers’ compensation defense matters, including providing comprehensive risk management programs and safety-related legal advice. Charles E. Williams, Jr., formerly of Williams, Livingston & Associates, has joined Ford & Harrison as partner. He focuses on employment litigation defense and practices in the firm’s Orlando office. Thomas Anthony Sadaka, formerly special counsel to Florida’s Statewide Prosecutor, has joined Berger Singerman as of counsel. He concentrates on risk assessment, information assurance compliance, privacy and use policy review and enforcement, regulatory action prevention, and defense litigation involving business and technology crime. He will be resident in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and will practice throughout the region. Kevin J. Vander Kolk of Ponte Vedra Beach has joined the large loss and litigation department of CRAIG, is/Ltd, phone: (904) 807-2583. Hinshaw & Culbertson announces the addition of: Christopher L. Casey ( Ft. Lauderdale) who concentrates in matters of general civil litigation, insurance coverage and defense, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Hinshaw, he was at J. Hue Henry, in Athens, GA. Crystal L. Ganpath, formerly of Dzikowski & Walsh in Ft. Lauderdale has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Jacksonville. Laura Holm, formerly a partner in the business group of Adorno & Yoss, P.A., has become a shareholder with Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale.Jonathan Kasen and Scott A. Levine, announce the opening of Kasen & Levine, P.A. The firm concentrates in civil and criminal trial practice in both state and federal courts with offices at 600 SW 4th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 33315, phone: (954)764-1599. Levine, formerly of Michaud, Buschmann, concentrates in business and personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice. Kasen, a former assistant public defender, focuses in complex criminal litigation and marital law. Gregory D. Snell, formerly of Rice Rose & Snell, has established and become a shareholder in Snell Legal in Ormond Beach. Keith E. Broll, formerly of Rice Rose & Snell, has become associated with Snell Legal. The firm concentrates in business and physician representation. The office is located at 700 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 107 Ormond Beach 32174, phone: (386) 677-6770. Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen in Tampa has moved to One Tampa City Center, Ste. 2000, 201 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 273-200, fax: (813) 273-4396. Pamela M.M. Holcombe has joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale. Holcombe concentrates in matters of complex commercial litigation, business litigation, appellate practice, and maritime law. Daniel P. Ostendorf has become associated with Gronek & Latham in Orlando, with offices located at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 600, 32801, phone: (407) 481-5800. Whitney C. Glaser has become associated with Kirk Pinkerton in Sarasota. Marc J. Randazza, formerly of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., has become associated with Weston, Garrou & DeWitt in Altamonte Springs. Randazza, formerly a journalist, will primarily represent clients in First Amendment matters. Preston O. Cockey, Jr., has opened an office of law that focuses on commercial real estate. He will continue representing clients in commercial and real estate transactions involving development, lending, and leasing transactions. His office is located at the Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 3410, Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 275-5015. Brenda E. Byrne has become associated with Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis in Tampa. Byrne joined the firm’s trust and estates practice group but also practices in matters of corporate and business transactions. Suzanne Schwartz Rummell has become of counsel to Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Rummell joined the trusts and estates practice group and concentrates in matters of estate planning. Offices are located at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa, 33602. Michael R. Candes has become associated with Moye, O’Brien, O’Rourke, Pickert & Martin. Candes practices in construction related litigation. Offices are located at 800 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 32751, phone: (407) 622-5250. Jill G. Weiss, formerly of Ward, Damon & Posner, P.A., has become associated with Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., with offices at One Clearlake Centre, Ste. 1504, 250 Australian Ave., S., West Palm Beach, 33401, phone; (561) 803-3500. Weiss concentrates in complex commercial litigation and family law. E. C. Deeno Kitchen has joined Stephen S. Dobson, III, and Richard H. Smith to form Dobson, Kitchen & Smith, located at 610 N. Duval St., Tallahassee. The firm focuses in matters of criminal and civil trial and mediation. Gary M. Ketchum, Anne-Elizabeth Williams, and J ohn R. Overchuck have become of counsel to the firm. Searcy Denney, in West Palm Beach, has promoted Karen Terry to shareholder. Nectaria Chakas, formerly of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., has become associated with Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale. Chakas joined the land use practice group and focuses on the representation of developers of commercial, residential, mixed-use, and urban redevelopment projects during all stages of the development approval process. Kathy Billings has become associated with Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Billings concentrates in representing brokerage firms, financial institutions, corporations, and their associated persons in arbitration, litigation in state and federal courts and in investigations and proceedings before state and federal agencies and self-regulatory organizations. August 1, 2004 Regular News August 1, 2004 On the Move