Naval forces in central Philippines hold field training exercise

The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN) conducted a Field Training Exercise (FTX) KADAGATAN 2020 from August 26 to 28.


According to NAVFORCEN, FTX KADAGATAN 2020 aimed to evaluate, enhance interoperability between ships and aircraft through the conduct of Naval operations at sea, Maritime Surveillance/Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Operations and Division Tactics.

The exercise was led by Captain Emmanuel Eugenio C. Bello (GSC), Commander, NTF50; together with CDR Maynard S. Cabungcal (GSC), Commander, Naval Task Group 50.1 (Stingray), and also the Exercise Director.

“The FTX was participated by NTF50 naval assets PC371, PC372, PB356, PB358, and naval air asset NH431,” NAVFORCEN said.

It noted that exercise KADAGATAN 2020 is a local unit training purposely conducted to enhance capability and maintain the operational readiness of NFC naval assets as it continues its voyage protecting the maritime domain of the Central Region moreover in this time of the pandemic.

“Your Navy in the Visayas will continue sailing and securing Central seawaters onto its next waypoint,” NAVFORCEN said.