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The Philippine Navy was hailed as the champion in the Communications Drill as the ASEAN-China Maritime Exercise (ACMEX) 2018 closes
🗓October 27, 2018

The Philippine Navy, through the Naval Task Group 88, got the highest score during the Communications Drill led by the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) conducted during the last day of the sea sub-phase last 26 October 2018. The scores were announced today, 27 October 2018 during the After-Action Assessment at the Ma Xie Naval Base, Zhanjiang, China. This was then followed by the Closing Ceremony with VADM Wang Hai, the Commander of the Naval Forces Southern Theatre Command as the speaker.

The Naval Task Group 88, with the efforts of the command team and the support of both of the BRP Dagupan City (LS-551) personnel and task group crew, were able to easily respond to the communications challenges sent over the radio network, besting other participants, as part of testing the integrity of the communications established during the series of exercise briefings.

ACMEX 2018 has proven the Philippine Navy’s capabilities to interoperate with its partners as it modernizes. Moreover, the PN’s participation in a multilateral exercise is aimed at evaluating its interoperability and readiness in cooperating with other navies. The confidence brought about by the said exercise will enable the Philippine Navy to better perform its mandate.

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