PH, Aus in joint drills

Exercise will help suppress Abu Sayyaf in region.

PH, Australia conduct joint maritime exercises

By Nonoy E. Lacson

Zamboanga City – The Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) started yesterday its Second Maritime Security Engagement exercise with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the waters off Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi in which are aimed at enhancing both forces’ anti-piracy and anti-terrorism capabilities.

NFWM Commander Rear Admiral Rene V. Medina said the 21-day activity will include maritime patrols in NFWM’s  Area of Responsibility (AOR) in the waters off Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.

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Source: news.mb.com.ph

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