Palawan-based joint task forces take down gas-oil platform in exercise

Joint Task Force (JTF) West and JTF Malampaya, both operating under Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command (WESCOM), has conducted a Gas-Oil Platform Takedown (GOPLAT) Exercise 2020 at Matinloc Platform, El Nido, Palawan. According to WESCOM, the exercise highlighted the “conduct of air insertion through helideck landing and recovery (takedown) of observation Post […]

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Russian Ambassador-designate, Locsin agree to boost cooperation on security, trade, IT, health

Ambassador-designate of the Russian Federation to the Philippines Marat Pavlov paid a courtesy call to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin on November 25 at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). During the meeting the two officials “reviewed the overall status of relations between the two countries and agreed to work together to further boost ties […]

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French defense company opening office in Manila, eyes to supply submarines to Philippine Navy

Naval Group, a French naval systems provider and integrator, has said that it is opening a “representation office in the Philippines to be operated in Manila.” The French company is eyeing to supply the Philippine Navy with submarines under the Philippine government’s submarine project. “We are the only provider with previous experience in helping a […]

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group concludes cooperative deployment with Royal Australian Navy

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) conducted a cooperative deployment with Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFN 155) of the Royal Australian Navy Nov. 20-24. While operating together in the Indian Ocean, U.S. and […]

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