A total of 33 students from the different branches of the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES), received training in the Harris Radio Communication System, as well as in the long-term maintenance of this equipment. The training was offered by the U.S. Maintenance Operations Support Training (MOST) team consisting on a group of Southern Command Application and Field Engineers who support this program.
The Harris communication system covers various wireless equipment, tactical radios, cameras and antennas, among many others. Harris radios allow FAES to communicate while conducting counter-narcotics operations, border security operations, human security, and assistance during natural disasters.
The MOST team was created in 2012, and since its very start it provided training, maintenance and technical support to the Armed Forces of El Salvador. In addition to training, the U.S. government, has donated over $3.85 million in equipment and spare parts to the FAES in support of the shared counter narcotics mission.
“Harris training has been extremely valuable as it helped establish the FAES’ capability to support shared objectives through the implementation of their tactical communications network. The success of this program highlights the strength of our lasting relationship with the Salvadoran Armed Forces,” LCDR Shamire Branch, Navy Section Chief.