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DRILL REPORT: US/Peru Naval Silent Forces Exercise July 6-11, 2010 July 7, 2010

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DRILL REPORT: US/Peru Naval Silent Forces Exercise July 6-11, 2010

Where: Callao, Peru
When: July 6-11, 2010
Who: US and Peruvian Navies. BAP Bolognesi (FM 57), BAP Villavicencio (FM 52), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, USS Klakring (FFG 42), Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 and Patrol Squadron (VP) 45, and Peruvian Type 209 diesel submarines, BAP Arica (SS 32), BAP Pisagua (SS 33) and BAP Chipana (SS 34).


DESRON 40, Peruvian Navy Submarine Force Commences Silent Forces Exercise 2010
Destroyer Squadron 40 Public Affairs
US Navy
July 7, 2010

CALLAO, Peru (NNS) — U.S. Navy forces teamed up with their Peruvian Navy counterparts July 6 to begin Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2010, a bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise, in Callao, Peru.

The exercise is hosted by the Peruvian submarine force.

SIFOREX, which focuses exclusively on ASW operations, is the longest such exercise in which U.S. units will participate in 2010.

During the exercise, Peruvian naval surface units, including the frigates BAP Bolognesi (FM 57) and BAP Villavicencio (FM 52) will team up with Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, USS Klakring (FFG 42), Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 and Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 to practice ASW against three Peruvian Type 209 diesel submarines, BAP Arica (SS 32), BAP Pisagua (SS 33) and BAP Chipana (SS 34). The units will train in the waters off the coast of Peru until July 11.

DESRON 40 is on a six-month deployment to South America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multinational environment.

For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/cusns/.

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