Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic
[Patrol Wings Atlantic]
On 26 March 1999, Commander Patrol Wings, Atlantic and subordinate wings received the new designation Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (PATRECONFOR). Atlantic Fleet Patrol Wings were redesignated Patrol and Reconnaissance Wings. The Pacific Fleet wing commander and subordinate wings assumed the PATRECONFOR designation effective 01 June 1999.
As of early 1999, of 16 MPAs forward deployed by Commander, Patrol Wings Atlantic, the Atlantic MPA force provider, 4 were available in Keflavik for ASW operations, while the remainder were supporting surveillance operations in Kosovo or counter-drug operations in the Caribbean.
Patrol Wings Atlantic Detachment Advanced Maritime Projects Office (AMPO) at NAS Jacksonville is the primary interface between fleet organization and various government and civilian agencies, providing technical, operational, contracting, and management support in areas of advanced acoustic/non-acoustic sensors, signal processing, and communication systems development, data collection and analysis. This includes rapid feedback reports to all organizations and the submission of operational reports (OR's) to higher authority.
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