Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/pupdateh/public_html/wp-content/plugins/mashshare-pageviews/includes/template-functions.php on line 217
MANILA — The PH Navy (PN) contingent to this year’s “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) will participate in several maneuvers and drills, described as the world’s largest naval exercise.
In a message Thursday, PN spokesperson Commodore Jonathan Zata said the Navy contingent will be participating in Helicopter Cross-Deck Trainings, Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exercise Control Training, Special Operations Training, Amphibious Assault Vehicle Familiarization, Life-Saving Training Exercises, and Urban Terrain Military-Operations Training.
The PN contingent will also be joining the Beach Insertion Rehearsal, Combat Life Training, Fast Rope Insertion and extraction System Training, Ground-Air Integration, Heliborne Raid Operations, Small Boat Insertion, and Shallow Water Egress Free Play.
RIMPAC started on June 27 and will end on August 2. The naval exercises will be held in Hawaii.
The PN contingent consists of the strategic sealift vessel BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), frigate BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), an AgustaWestland AW-109 naval helicopter, and 700 sailors and marines.
It is commanded by Capt. Ernesto Baldovino while the mission head is Commodore Toribio Adaci.
“With the vigorous support from the government and its stakeholders through the modernization program, the PN now has the capability to send a contingent to RIMPAC 2018 thus, further fulfilling its diplomatic role in keeping peace and stability in the region,” Zata said. (PNA)
The U.S Department of Defense is in talks with their Philippine counterpart on the acquisition of 10 AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters, with 2 frames possibly funded by Foreign Military Sales (FMS) … [Read More...]
The Philippine Air Force’s technical working group (TWG) has identified Sikorsky UH60 (Blackhawk) as the combat utility helicopter that would replace the mothballed Bell 412 EPIs, while the selection … [Read More...]
’Asymmetric Warfare’ The biggest asset of the JAS-39C/D is its ability to allow us to conduct sort of like an Asymmetric or Guerilla type of warfare against a stronger opponent. Just as Submarines … [Read More...]
In October 2018, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana revealed in an interview by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that the JAS-39 Gripen will likely be selected for the … [Read More...]
The United States Navy on Monday said that it is willing to give some equipment needed for the Navy modernization training of the Philippine Navy's personnel. "We can contribute, certainly from … [Read More...]
The bells of Balangiga, Eastern Samar, are set to be returned to the country before the end of year after more than a century of being in the United States as war booties from the Philippine-American … [Read More...]