Ecuador—Government To Allow U.S. Counter-Drug Aircraft To Use Galapagos Airfield

Guardian | 06/18/2019

Ecuador has agreed to allow U.S. counter-drug aircraft to use an airport on the Galapagos Islands, about 550 miles (900 km) west of mainland South America, reports the Guardian (U.K.).  On June 12, Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin announced that a U.S. airborne warning and control system aircraft and P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft would be able to use the San Cristobal airport for naval, air and drug-interdiction operations in the Pacific, reported Tele Sur (Venezuela). The agreement...
 

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