Naval Forces West successfully participates in SEACAT 2021

The Philippine Navy, through Naval Forces West, has successfully concluded its participation in the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2021. The training exercise was participated by several PN vessels and aircraft particularly by the patrol craft BRP Nestor Reinoso, AW 109 helicopter, Islander aircraft, and the new frigate BRP Antonio Luna.

The exercise scenarios for the PN happened on August 15 and 17, 2021 beginning in the northern seas of Palawan going down along the east coast of Puerto Princesa in the Sulu sea.

The two scenarios exercised the PN’s air, surface and ground communication capabilities; established new concepts and framework in a combined/interagency C4ISR; enhanced maritime domain awareness through the integration of PN and PCG’s capabilities on surface tracking, aerial surveillance, coastal radar, and automatic identification system (AIS) to detect and intercept vessels of interest; and developed interoperability with foreign surveillance aircraft such as the P-8 Poseidon of the U.S. Navy.

The Philippine Navy achieved its mission to test and enhance its capability and related doctrines on maritime information exchange and convey our commitment to maintaining good rapport and cooperation among regional navies.

The Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2021 will officially conclude in Singapore on August 20, 2021. NAVAL FORCES WEST