Brigadier General Francisco Ramon Salinas Rivera - Armed Forces of El Salvador

The combination of the devaluation of the dollar and oil price increases directly affects support of naval operations. The purchasing power of our static budget is significantly reduced.

There is an ever-greater demand for naval presence and deterrence in the littoral areas of our national jurisdiction because of emerging threats and the strengthening of existing illegal drug and human trafficking and smuggling networks. The difficulty for us is the development and modernization of the navy, specifically in the transfer of technology, and the purchase of surface units and special equipment.

 

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