Active 20 August 2008 – present
Country  Panama
Branch Navy and Air Force
Role Air and Naval Operations
Size 2,000 personnel, 20 boats, 15 aircraft

Dios, Patria y Honor

(God, Fatherland and Honor)
Colors Blue and gold         
Director General of the National Naval Aviation Service of Panama[1] Commissioner Belsio Gonzalez
Ceremonial chief Commissioner Luis E. Ruiz

The National Air and Naval Service of Panama, also called SENAN (Spanish abbreviation for Servicio Nacional Aeronaval), is a branch of the Public Forces of the Republic of Panama responsible for carrying out naval and air operations. Its main function is to "Perform protection, surveillance, security and defense of the air and maritime jurisdictional areas of the Republic of Panama '. [2] at the date of January 2012 the Naval Air Service has approximately 2,000 troops in active service, with 20 boats and approximately 20 aircraft.


The SENAN has its origins in the merger of the former National Maritime Service and the National Air Service of Panama, which under Decree Law No. 7 of August 20, 2008 created the National Air and Navy Service. Is a component of the security forces, which establishes the public security service, to guarantee the life honor and property of foreign and domestic jurisdictional spaces, by using air and naval means, thus contributing to public policy, humanitarian relief and facilitating an environment for development social and economic development of Panama.

The SENAN reports administratively to the Public Security Ministry, which is directed by the Executive. The biggest operational SENAN Position is the Naval Operations Chief.

Following a 30.6.2010 government agreement, Italy delivered 6 patrol boats to the SENAN:

Other boats includes:


The SENAN is organized into the following Regions:

The SENAN handles the following operational units:



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