The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) successfully concluded day 1 of its Joint Exercise Dagat, Langit, Lupa (DAGIT-PA) on November 29 in Zambales.
“The AFP takes pride in its soldiers, sailors, air personnel and marines for successfully completing the first set of Amphibious Operations being conducted under the 4th AJEX DAGIT-PA. We were able to gain more knowledge and further enhance our proficiency in sea to land operations through the joint exercises. We will be sure to use these skills and techniques in future operations from which our people will benefit in times of need,” said Major General Edgard A. Arevalo, this year’s Exercise Director.
Activates that were completed include Publication Exercises (PUBEX), Plotting Exercises (PlotTex), Maneuvering Exercises (ManNex), Semaphore Exercise (SemaphorEx), Flag Hoisting Exercises (FlagHex), and Helicopter Exercises (HeliOps).
The military said that assets used were BRP Tarlac (LD-601), BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), and an AW109 helicopter.
“Despite the current health crisis that our nation is facing, the AFP will continue to strengthen our defense capabilities and operational effectiveness through military exercises such as AJEX DAGIT-PA. This is to better perform our sworn duty to protect our people and our nation from all kinds of threat,” Major General Arevalo said.
According to military, AJEX DAGIT-PA is a unilateral exercise that aims to further enhance the Joint Force inter-operability and cohesiveness of the AFP across defense mission areas.