AFP's Amphibious, Island Defense Phase Of ‘DAGIT-PA’ Successful

AFP's Amphibious, Island Defense Phase Of ‘DAGIT-PA’ Successful

It is one of the many first for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

A successful amphibious landing and island defense exercises dubbed Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Exercise (AJEX) “DAGIT PA” showcases the capability upgrade by the AFP after the acquisition of modern equipments.

“Our joint forces were able to able successfully complete the amphibious landing and island defense exercises here in San Antonio, Zambales, this is part of the joint interoperability exercises being conducted (and) geared towards better performing our mandate to protect the people and the state,” Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) head Lt. Gen. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr. during an online press conference on “DAGIT-PA” exercises.

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The military drills started November 23 and will conclude on December 4.

“DAGIT-PA” or “Dagat-Langit-Lupa” is a unilateral exercise that aims to further enhance the joint force interoperability and cohesiveness of the AFP across defense mission areas.

“We were able to meet the objectives of this amphibious landing (and) the island defense exercises which seek to develop the military skills, techniques and capabilities during rapid deployment of troops, from ship-to-shore, whether or under hazardous circumstances or during natural disasters or hostile enemy actions,” Burgos said.

The Nolcom chief said the AFP has gained more knowledge and further beefed up its proficiency in sea-to-land operations in these joint exercises.

“We will be sure to use these new skills and techniques in future operations from which no other than the Filipino people will benefit in times of need,” Burgos said.


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