Philippine Navy warships appraised on air defense operations

Philippine Air Defense Command Center (PADCC) chief Air Force Colonel Francis Karem E. Neri conducted a virtual lecture on Command and Control and Functions of PADCC in Air Defense Operations for Philippine Navy warships with units capable of anti-air warfare on May 26.

“The virtual lecture were attended by Operations Department Officers and EP from BRP ANTONIO LUNA (FF151), BRP JOSE RIZAL (FF150), BRP ANDRES BONIFACIO (PS17), BRP ARTEMIO RICARTE (PS37), BRP MAGAT SALAMAT (PS20), BRP CONRADO YAP (PS39), BRP GREGORIO DEL PILAR (PS15) and BRP APOLINARIO MABINI (PS36),” BRP Antonio Luna information office said.

The lecture was conducted as continuation to the Air Weapons Controller virtual lecture conducted by 580th Aircraft Control Warning Wing last May 14, 2021.

“The activity aims to appraise PN warships, particularly the units with Anti-Air Warfare capabilities, on the concept / system on how the Philippine Air Force (PAF) performs its mandate in Air Defense Operations. Also, identify opportunities for interoperability between PN and PAF in lieu of the AFP’s modernizing capabilities,” BRP Antonio Luna information office added.