The Armed Forces of the Philippines through BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16), BRP Nestor Reinoso (PC380), NV320 Islander aircraft of the Philippine Navy (PN), and in collaboration with BRP Malapascua (MRRV-4403) of the Philippine Coast Guard successfully carried out Field Training Exercise on November 11, 2023 in Ilocos Norte to develop maritime cooperation and preparedness.
As part of the ongoing AFP Joint Exercises ‘Dagat-Langit-Lupa’ (AJEX DAGITPA), the activity demonstrated seamless collaboration between the Philippine Navy and the Philippine Coast Guard while showcasing the capabilities of military and coast guard assets. It also featured the active participation of the Special Operations Group from the PN and PCG Command in the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) area of responsibility.
Joint High-Risk Visit, Board, Search and Seizure was conducted while other simulated scenarios designed to evaluate coordination of participating units were also incorporated.
Exercises on maritime security preparedness will conclude on November 16, 2023 in NOLCOM, together with the Philippine Air Force and the Philippine Army.