(Central News Agency reporter Chen Yanjun, Manila, 9th) The US-Philippines “Sea Warrior Cooperation” exercise kicked off today, joining forces with Japan and South Korea. More than 2,700 soldiers will conduct strategic operations in the Philippines such as the Bataan Islands near Taiwan and Palawan Island near the South China Sea. Stronghold, nearly 2 weeks of exercises were carried out.
The Philippines and its allies such as the United States and Japan have recently strengthened defense cooperation. The Philippine and American militaries opened the “Sea Warrior Cooperation” (Kamandag) exercise in Manila today.
The Philippine Marine Corps stated that from today to the 20th, the Philippine Army will conduct capability-strengthening training with the U.S. Third Marine Expeditionary Force and the First Marine Expeditionary Force, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and the Korean Marines, focusing on special operations, Coastal defense, humanitarian assistance and disaster prevention, as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear) defense and other tactical training to strengthen multilateral cooperation and joint combat capabilities, the British commando team will send observers to participate.
The exercise includes expert exchanges on amphibious assault vehicles at the Zambales Naval Base, coastal defense training in Palawan, and Sangley Point in Cavite City. Naval bases hold chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training, as well as the town of Basco in Batanes at the northern tip of the Philippines and the Paredes air station in Ilocos Norte in northern Luzon. Conduct health service support drills, etc.
The Batanes Islands are located at the northern tip of the Philippines, and the closest distance to Taiwan is only 98 kilometers. Amid the tense situation in the Taiwan Strait, this area has become an important strategic base for the Philippines.
Philippine Marine Corps Commander Arturo G. Rojas said in his speech: “By bringing together more than 2,000 personnel to participate in this year’s exercise, we are firmly determined to ensure that our military is always ready, capable and ready to face any challenge. “
“This exercise will enhance our regional combat readiness and help create a safe and stable environment,” he said.
“We demonstrated our ability to work side by side to achieve common goals. Together we sent a powerful message to the world, especially those who might seek to undermine peace: Our partnership is unbreakable, our resolve is unyielding, and we Our commitment to defending our country remains unwavering.”
Philippine Navy Commander Toribio Adaci said in his speech that this time more than 2,700 soldiers, covering all major Philippine military services, are expected to gather at strongholds in the Philippines from north to south for joint training and exercises.
He pointed out that the Philippine Navy must actively participate in such training to enhance and develop its combat capabilities and realize the vision of becoming a modern, multi-capable naval force. (Editor: Chen Huiping) 1121109