Navy, Air Force hold joint interoperability exercise

THE Philippine Navy and the Philippine Air Force conducted a joint interoperability exercise to boost their capabilities on anti-surface, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare operations, a military official said Monday.

Acting Director of Naval Public Affairs Office Marineth Domingo said the activity will be held from November 3 to 7 in Naval Base in Cavite, Sangley, Ternate, and in Manila Bay.

She said the participating forces from the Navy are composed of one patrol gunboat, four aircrafts and personnel from Naval Special Operations Group and Philippine Marine Corps while participants from Air Forces will be composed of seven aircrafts and personnel from 710th Special Operations Wing.

"The activities will include subject matter expertise exchanges, shipboard tactical maneuvers, close air support operations, helicopter operations, gunnery exercises, maritime air surveillance, and communication exercises," Domingo said.

She said the exercise will help strengthen the camaraderie between the participating troops, sporting events and social interactions who will also form part of the activity.

"Enhancing capability through this joint exercise will enable both forces to assert more efficiency in the conduct of its mandated task. It also hopes to test and assess the tactical level communications between PAF and PN assets, as well as to strengthen mutual relationship and interoperability of the participants," the spokesperson said. (Sunnex)

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