As part of the binational agreements with the United States Navy, the exercise SIFOREX 2016 was scheduled.
SIFOREX (Silent Force Exercise) is a biannual exercise between Peru and the United States of America, for the training of surface units, submarines and aircraft in the area of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW).
During the exercise, the level of interoperability is raised between submarines, ships and aircraft of both countries, increasing the level of training of all the participating units.
RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Excercise)
It is the largest international maritime warfare exercise in the world. RIMPAC is held every two years during June and July of even-numbered years in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is organized and administered by the Third Pacific Navy Fleet of the United States of America (US Navy), located in the vicinity of Salt Lake-Hawaii, along with the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Hawaii National Guard , Under the leadership of the governor of Hawaii.
With RIMPAC, the Pacific Command of the United States seeks to improve interoperability among the Pacific Armed Forces as a means of promoting stability in the region for the benefit of all participating nations. The Pacific faces several potential conflicts that the United States Department of Defense anticipates may require the intervention of combined naval forces.
UNITAS Multinational Exercises are conducted annually by the United States Navy in conjunction with other Latin American Navies. These exercises arise from the First Naval Conference held in Panama in 1959 and are carried out within the framework of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). At first the participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru and Venezuela, over time other countries have joined this international excercise.
The operations started for the first time in Venezuelan jurisdictional waters, on August 28, 1960, and currently has the purpose of trainning, cooperating and establishing bonds of trust among the Navies of the region, changing its headquarters every year. In addition, operations have gradually extended to different aspects in the maritime warfare, adapting to the changes that have occurred in the world and new scenarios based on the so-called new threats.
UNITAS (AMPHIBIOUS FASE)
The Multinational Exercise PARTNERSHIP OF THE AMERICAS (POA), which has been renamed "UNITAS AMPHIBIOUS", aims to increase the combined multinational capabilities in order to execute operations from the sea in support of land operations, using amphibious and aerial means of transport to carry out humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, as well as critical medical training.
The Partnership of The America (POA) has been implemented since 2006 in the countries of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay. This exercise represents a valuable opportunity to participate in relief operations in the event of natural disasters.
For example, in the Partnership of the America (POA-2014), an 8.8 ° earthquake was simulated on the Richter scale and a subsequent Tsunami on the central coast of Chile. This situation generated the deployment of the Marine Corps to the locality of Pichidangui to provide humanitarian assistance to the population affected by the cataclysm.
It is one of the largest tactical exercises in the world. Every year, the Southern Command sponsors the exercise aimed at securing the Panama Canal as a mechanism for the flow of commercial maritime traffic at a global level.
PANAMAX exercises include the participation of the forces of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
It is the largest amphibious exercise ever conducted annually by the US Marine Corps, and the goal is to increase interoperability among the combined multinational forces.
The desired effect is that all the participants make their forces immediately efficient, reinforcing the bonds of fraternity and the global commitment among all, as well as reacting to a large number of blind scenarios as they occur, that could go from Disaster Relief to counterterrorism operations.
DESI / SUBDIEX annual exercises provide valuable training opportunities for the US Navy combat and expedition groups against diesel-electric submarines. Part of these exercises include the analysis of the maneuver results, which allows the participants to evaluate their capabilities and readiness level.
This program is focused mainly on training with South American submarines that don´t have the firepower, speed, or deployment capability of a nuclear submarine, but have proven to be very difficult to track by US Navy Submariners.
The Peruvian submarines have successfully participated in the United States Navy's Diesel Submarine Program (DESI) since 2002, deploying an underwater unit during the operational displacement "SUBDIEX", for periods of approximately SIX (6) months.
MULTILATERAL WAR GAME (MWG)
The Multilateral War Game (MWG) is a seminar-type simulation game centered on the representation of Strategic-Operational decision levels, applicable to a Multinational Task Force to solve latent threats, held annually in different venues.
The objective of the MWG is to analyze the International and National legislation (involved in the game scenario) in its relationship to support Multinational Maritime Operations with the use of a Multinational Naval Task Forces against threats other than war, Maritime Security Operations or Peace Operations. Also, to review the procedures and doctrines in force for this type of Multinational Operations, in addition to having as an objective, the increase of interoperability between the participating navies in the MWG.
BINATIONAL EXERCISE SILENT FORCE EXERCISE (SIFOREX)
As part of the proposals presented by the Peruvian Navy at the meeting of the IV Naval Operational Committee MGP - USN held in Peru in 2000, it was agreed that the Peruvian Navy performs biannual exercises oriented to submarine and Antisubmarine warfare, having conceived the development of the exercises "Silent Force Exercise", called SIFOREX.
The first of these exercises, SIFOREX-01, was executed during 2001, which emphasized the increase in antisubmarine war and electronic warfare.
With the positive result of the first exercise, SIFOREX have been carried out continuously since 2001, increased the training areas, such as artillery drills using the Naval Polygon of Salinas; Exercises of anti-surface warfare and maritime interdiction among others, but with emphasis on submarine and anti-submarine warfare, this year will be executed in Peruvian waters.
The Dawn Blitz Exercise focuses on developing operational and cooperative capabilities with the use of military equipment, such as the LCAC, and the use of combined weapons tactics to simulate a combat environment for all participants.
The Dawn Blitz Exercise began in 2010, and is currently sponsored by the United States Navy. This is an exercise of the highest level of training, which is framed in the concept of defense of common interests against the new threats. Dawn Blitz´s complexity in Amphibious Operations demands an elaborate activity of planning and prior coordination, for which Three planning conferences are held for planning: Initial, Medium and Final.