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Philippine navy, air force conduct joint maritime drill to improve interoperability

Editor: Song Lifang

The Philippine Navy and Air Force have began a pilot maritime exercise to improve interoperability in monitoring internal security and territorial defense in western Mindanao, a military statement said on Thursday.

Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of the military’s Naval Forces Western Mindanao, said the drill, dubbed Exercise Ayudahan 2017 which opened last Monday, is aimed at developing the soldiers’ capability to conduct maritime patrols, surveillance and search and rescue operations in the Western Mindanao region.

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