MANILA, Philippines- Magsasagawa ang Philippine at US troops ng military exercises simula ngayong Huwebes, na tututok sa mutual defense, pagpapaigting ng relasyon at pag-eensayo ng umuusbong na aviation concepts.
Base sa US Embassy sa Manila, ikakasa ng service members ng parehong bansa ang ilang interoperability training events, na nakahanay sa Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) at Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at ng US.
Kabilang sa mga aktibidad ang live fire events; bilateral air assaults and airfield seizures; joint forward arming and refueling, at iba pang aviation support operations.
“This training will enhance cooperation and interoperability between Philippine and US forces, as the countries continue to reinforce their commitment to each other as friends, partners, and allies,” pahayag ng embahada.
Ang programa, na isinasagawa semi-annually, ay tinatawag na Marine Aviation Support Activity (MASA) 23, na matatapos sa July 21.
Sinabi ni Brig. Gen. Robert Brodie, Commander ng I Marine Expeditionary Force, na ang MASA 23 “facilitates the collaborative development of aviation, ground and logistics related capabilities.”
“This exercise serves as a testament to the enduring partnership between the Philippines and the US, strengthening our ties and enhancing capabilities between our nations,” dagdag niya.
“By sharing knowledge and skills in air operations, live-fire events, and dozens of other training evolutions, we deepen our partnership and contribute to regional peace and stability, promoting a free, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific region,” ayon pa kay Brodie. RNT/SA