US Delivers New OPV to El Salvador

July 22, 2021 – Today, the United States delivered a coastal patrol vessel to El Salvador, another example of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The ceremony was attended by the Commander of the United States Southern Command Admiral Craig S. Faller; the Chargé d’Affaires Jean Manes; and the Minister of Defense, Vice Admiral René Francis Merino Monroy. The vessel…

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USS Freedom Completes Trilateral Exercise With El Salvador, Guatemala

January 22, 2021 – USS Freedom (LCS 1) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with its naval counterparts from El Salvador and Guatemala, January 21st. PASSEXs are a series of advanced close proximity maneuvering exercises designed to improve interoperability and advance the partner nation’s ability to communicate, navigate and operate together at sea. “This tri-lateral PASSEX, strengthens our tactical readiness and…

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USS Gabrielle Giffords PASSEX with El Salvador Navy

October 7, 2020 – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with naval counterparts from El Salvador in the Eastern Pacific Ocean October 6. PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication and interoperability between two or more navies, testing advanced ship maneuvering and tactics. PASSEXs afford the opportunity for partner nations to…

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USS Kidd and El Salvadoran Forces Unite for PASSEX

July 29, 2020 – USS Kidd (DDG 100), partnered with El Salvador Maritime Patrol Vessel (PM-13) to conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX), July 29. PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication and interoperability between two or more navies, testing advanced ship maneuvering and tactics. It affords the opportunity to improve crews’ knowledge and demonstrate shared tactics. “This exercise was a…

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