Panama: $13 million for Naval Equipment

The National Naval Air Service is preparing tenders for $13 million in 2017 for the purchase of new vessels and aircraft.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The amount has already been approved by the Cabinet Council and included in the budget for the Naval Air Service (Senan) 2017. 

Prensa.com reports that "...For example, as part of the continuity of the improvement program for air and maritime equipment for the areas of West Panama, Arraiján, Veracruz and Cocolí, which ends in 2018, and the equipment program for the air transport squadron, the Senan will be acquiring two aircraft. One of which will have capacity for 19 passengers for $5 million, and another for $4 million 975 thousand 710. "

Security Minister, Alexis Bethancourt said that "... the acquisitions are needed to combat drug trafficking and protect the country 's coasts. He said that these pieces of equipment are entirely new. 'Not only are we buying equipment, but we are investing in maintaining them'. "

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