On the morning of this Tuesday, the Colombian Air Force, FAC, confirmed that between September 18 and 21 “a new combined training exercise will be performed“, between the United States Air Forces and Colombia.
The exercise will have as its epicenter the municipality of Coveñas in Sucre, where aircraft from the United States Air Force (USAF), US Navy vessels (US NAVY) and aircraft of the Colombian Air Force (FAC).
The objective of the military activity is “strengthen procedures and standards in the detection, location and neutralization of illicit activities at the service of the transnational crime of drug trafficking“, said the FAC in a statement.
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The military exercise will be named after Poseidon and was coordinated with the United States Southern Command.
“Training will allow optimize the interoperability of the FAC and strengthen procedures for the interdiction, interception, neutralization of illicit maritime targets“says the Air Force.
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The training will optimize the interoperability of the FAC and strengthen procedures for the interdiction, interception, neutralization of illicit maritime targets
Similarly, the FAC points out, the military will carry out aerial refueling and search and rescue maneuvers in open waters, under international standards of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO.
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The institution indicates that they are in continuous training of their crews “to strengthen distinctive capabilities“, in order to guarantee the security and defense of Colombians.
In January, a group of soldiers from the United States Southern Command – participated in two training activities, and currently, there are 53 soldiers in the country who are advising their Colombian counterparts on drug trafficking issues.
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