PHL naval aircraft, Japanese destroyer hold goodwill exchange in Palawan

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Philippine Navy Naval Forces West (NAVFORWEST) has said that Philippine Navy C-90 aircraft and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Akizuki-class destroyer JS Teruzuki conducted a goodwill exchange in a form of communication exercise (COMMEX) in waters in vicinity of Busuanga, Palawan on July 18.

“As part of a long line of naval tradition, COMMEX is a customary naval exchanges of courtesy between friendly navies. Similar to the usual PASSEX or rendition of passing honors it mirrors the good relations of naval assets (including naval aircraft) during meeting engagements,” NAVFORWEST said.

NAVFORWEST said that the recent engagement is a manifestation of continuing friendly relation between the 2 navies.

“It didn’t only highlighted this strong bond but also tested the interoperability of these naval platforms,” NAVFORWEST said.