BRP Jose Rizal conducts post-RIMPAC exercise with Brunei, US Navies en route home

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The Philippine Navy (PN) contingent departed Bravo 3, Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam, Hawaii, USA, on September 4 (HST) on her way back home in the Philippines.

Naval Task Group (NTG) 80.5 aboard the PNs newest frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) are now on their way to the designated rendezvous area with USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and Royal Brunei Navy KDB Darulehsan (OPV 07) at the vicinity of Oahu Island, Hawaii, USA for the conduct of Post-RIMPAC Exercise 2020 group sail, fresh from their successful participation in the worlds largest naval exercise.

While sailing to the vast Pacific Ocean on their way to refuel and re-provision in Guam, PN NTG 80.5 contingent will be executing minimal series of exercises with the said ships from Brunei and U.S. Navies were MISCEX 7 with PHOTOEX, FLASHEX, PUBEX, FLAG HOISTING GUNNEX, and FINEX with the purpose of continuing the quality training and interoperability between these nations after a successful stint in this years RIMPAC.

The contingent is expected to arrive in the Philippines on September 21, at Subic Bay, Zambales.

The Philippine Navy’s participation in the worlds biggest joint and combined naval exercise has advanced its maritime operational capability to multilateral level thereby increasing readiness and interoperability with foreign navies. It further builds and strengthens mutual understanding through cooperative activities of multi-national maritime forces.strengthening of relationship and cooperation among regional and extra regional navies. NAVY.MIL.PH