U.S. Embassy Delivers Boats to SENAN for Combatting Drug Trafficking Organizations

November 1, 2018 – The United States Embassy in Panama delivered Panama’s Air and Sea National Service (SENAN) equipment to strengthen the agency’s operational capabilities in the fight against drug trafficking organizations and organized transnational criminals. The delivered equipment, which totaled US$1.7 million, consisted of two 37-feet Boston Whaler boats, worth US$ 715,397 each and one John Deere tow truck. In addition, SENAN received two Ford F450 trucks, which will allow SENAN a greater capacity to transport its equipment across Panama, and 15 night vision goggles. “Today is not only…

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U.S. Delivers New Aerostat Radar System to Philippine Navy

Col. Ernest C. Lee, Chief of the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group in the Philippines, formally transferred a new 28M Class Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) to Flag Officer in Command of the Philippine Navy (PN) Vice Adm. Joseph Ronald S. Mercado in a turn-over ceremony at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) in Zambales on August 22, 2017. Vice Adm. Mercado was the guest of honor and keynote speaker, and U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Michael Klecheski also delivered remarks during the turnover. The 28M Class…

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