Ni Joan Alcantara
Photo: Philippine Navy Public Affairs Office

Matagumpay na nagsagawa ng airlift drill ang Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) kamakailan, Nobyembre 30, sa San Antonio, Zambales bilang bahagi ng AFP Joint Exercise (AJEX) DAGIT-PA na gagamitin sa ship-to-ship reprovision at unit replenishments lalo na sa mga nakaistasyon sa West Philippine Sea.

Gumagamit ng cargo hook suspension system ang Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) kapabilidad ng AFP na importante sa mga pagkakataong hindi posible ang ground and water transport ng armed units o cargoes, o maging ang paglapag ng helicopter sa isang lugar.

Parte ang drill ng AJEX DAGIT-PA joint interoperability exercise na may layong paigtingin ang kakayahan ng AFP sa island defense gamit ang land, sea, at air assets ng militar.

“The December 1 schedule of events for AJEX DAGIT-PA is the highlight of this year’s iteration of the exercise. It will test some of the AFP’s capabilities and competencies in amphibious operations given the sea, air, and land assets made available,” pahayag ni MGEN Edgard A. Arevalo, Exercise Director.

Inilunsad ang AJEX DAGIT-PA noong Nobyembre 23 para rin itaas ang lebel ng operational effectiveness ng AFP pagdating sa maritime security, territorial defense, counter-terrorism, at natural disasters at calamities.

“This manifests the AFP’s commitment to strive towards a world class armed forces which is source of national pride. By further elevating our readiness, we are confident that we will serve the best interest of the Filipino people. We will match our readiness and capability with the ever-changing in-country security environment and in the region,” dagdag pa ni MGEN Arevalo.


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