Philippines’ Maya-3, Maya-4 are now in space

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The Maya-3 and Maya-4, the country’s first local university-built cube satellites, were successfully launched into space from the International Space Station on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. The satellites passed past the Philippines about 9 AM, Tuesday, according to a ground station at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. The BIRDS-4 Team at Kyushu Institute of Technology… Continue reading Philippines’ Maya-3, Maya-4 are now in space

Naval Forces Central successfully conducts joint buy-bust operation

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Naval Forces Central, together with other law enforcement agencies in the city of Lapu-Lapu confiscated illegal drugs (locally known as shabu) with an estimated value of P42 million and arrested three high value targets/drug personalities during the successful conduct of two buy-bust operations in Sangi Road, Brgy. Pajo and Sitio Mustang, Brgy. Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City,… Continue reading Naval Forces Central successfully conducts joint buy-bust operation

BRP Jose Rizal maintains advantage at sea through training

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BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) conducts operational level training for Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM), Fire Control Radar (FCR), and 76mm Super Rapid Multi-Feeding Gun from their respective Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Alongside with these trainings, FF150 is continuing the Combat Information Centre Personnel Qualification Standard (CICPQS) Course, a pilot program for CIC and Weapons Personnel to elevate… Continue reading BRP Jose Rizal maintains advantage at sea through training

PH Navy personnel hone competency, complete training at Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School

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In a formal ceremony held at command headquarters in John C. Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi, Philippine Navy personnel completed the US Special Operations Command’s Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) as Semester 21-5 graduates. NAVSCIATTS Cmdr. Don Speights and Capt. Salvador Henry Quinto, the Philippine Defense and Armed Forces Attaché… Continue reading PH Navy personnel hone competency, complete training at Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School

Australian, Philippine Navy chiefs discuss mutual interests, reaffirm ties

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Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado, Flag Officer In Command of the Philippine Navy (PN), held an inaugural virtual conference with Vice Adm. Michael Noonan, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), on Tuesday, September 28. Ensuring a safe, free and open Indo-Pacific as among the PN and RAN’s mutual and shared interests was the centerpiece of the discussion between… Continue reading Australian, Philippine Navy chiefs discuss mutual interests, reaffirm ties

Philippine, Australian navy ships conducts maritime drills to promote peace and stability

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Aimed at promoting peace and stability in the region, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) of the Philippine Navy (PN) and two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels engaged in the at-sea portion of Exercise Lumbas 2021 on Saturday, September 25, 2021, for the “maneuver exercise, division tactics, and formations in column and abreast using NATO coded… Continue reading Philippine, Australian navy ships conducts maritime drills to promote peace and stability

Western Visayas Navy Reservists plant trees in Bondari Peak

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Naval Forces Central, through the 523rd Naval Squadron Reserve-3rd Company based in Ormoc City, planted trees in Bondari Peak, Brgy. Masaba 2, Matag-ob, Leyte on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Twenty-five (25) naval reservists, in collaboration with the Bernie G. Tacoy (BGT) Foundation and Bondari Peak employees, planted mahogany tree seedlings in the aforementioned region. Trees… Continue reading Western Visayas Navy Reservists plant trees in Bondari Peak

BRP Antonio Luna performs CBRN attack defense training and exercises

The BRP Antonio Luna, the Philippine Navy’s second guided-missile frigate, has demonstrated its capacity to safeguard its crewmen from chemical attack. “As the newest and the most capable asset in the Philippine Navy, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) conducts regular training and exercise so that it can respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks,”… Continue reading BRP Antonio Luna performs CBRN attack defense training and exercises

Navy partakes in the observation of Mana Mo, International Coastal Clean Up Day

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The Naval Forces Southern Luzon, through its Civil-Military Operations Unit – Southern Luzon (CMOU-SL), Naval Special Operations Unit – 3 (NAVSOU-3) and Naval Reserve Center – Southern Luzon (NRCEN-SL), took part in the observation of the Maritime Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA Mo) organized by the Women in Maritime Philippines Bikol Chapter on Saturday, September… Continue reading Navy partakes in the observation of Mana Mo, International Coastal Clean Up Day

2 Navy ships join forces to save stranded fishermen off Bataan coast

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The Philippine Navy’s Flagships, the Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Jose Rizal (FF150) and BRP Manobo (LC297), work together to save four stranded fishermen off the coast of Mariveles, Bataan. The Commanding Officer of LC297 promptly maneuvered and came to the help of the distressed motorized fishing boat after receiving a radio call from… Continue reading 2 Navy ships join forces to save stranded fishermen off Bataan coast