AFP delivers Christmas goods to personnel stationed in West Philippine Sea

Photos courtesy of WESCOM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines, through the Philippine Navy and Western Command, sent Christmas gifts to military soldiers stationed on the Kalayaan Island Group’s numerous detachments and stations (KIG). Residents of Pag-asa received relief packs from the Palawan Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office, delivered by Naval Helicopter AgustaWestland 109 (AW109) onboard BRP… Continue reading AFP delivers Christmas goods to personnel stationed in West Philippine Sea

Philippine Navy ships participate in AJEX DAGIT-PA in Western Visayas

Photo courtesy of BRP Tarlac LD601

BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) and BRP Tarlac (LD601) of the Philippine Navy departed Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila, for the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Joint Exercise (AJEX) “DAGIT-PA” 05-21 Maritime and Amphibious Operations, which would be held off the coast of Western Visayas. FF151 and LD601 carried about 400 AFP soldiers from the Philippine… Continue reading Philippine Navy ships participate in AJEX DAGIT-PA in Western Visayas

RAN vessels conducted exercises with PH frigate FF151, brings Australia’s flagship engagement activity to the Philippines

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Three Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels, Her Majesty’s Australian Ships (HMAS) Canberra III, Anzac, and Sirius, arrived in the country for Australia’s flagship annual engagement activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21). Earlier in the day, the Philippine Navy (PN) frigate BRP Antonio Luna FF151 conducted series of exercises with the IPE21 task group in the vicinity… Continue reading RAN vessels conducted exercises with PH frigate FF151, brings Australia’s flagship engagement activity to the Philippines

Surface-to-air missiles for PH Navy frigates delivered to the country

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The Mistral 3 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) of the two Jose Rizal frigates of the Philippine Navy (PN) – BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) and BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) – was delivered at Subic Bay International Airport in Bataan on Friday, October 8. The procurement and delivery of the Mistral SAMs is part of the PN Frigate… Continue reading Surface-to-air missiles for PH Navy frigates delivered to the country

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

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

Philippine Navy frigate partakes in Maritime Partnership exercise

Photo courtesy of BRP Antonio Luna FF151

The Philippine Navy frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) on Monday (August 23, 2021) participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise in the West Philippine Sea alongside two Indian Navy ships, the INS Ranvijay (Guided Missile Destroyer, D55) and INS Kora (Guided Missile Corvette, P61). BRP Antonio Luna met the two Indian Navy ships somewhere off the… Continue reading Philippine Navy frigate partakes in Maritime Partnership exercise

Naval Forces West successfully participated in SEACAT 2021

The Philippine Navy, through Naval Forces West, has successfully concluded its participation in the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2021. Several PN vessels and aircraft took part in the training exercise, including the patrol craft BRP Nestor Reinoso, the AW 109 helicopter, Islander aircraft, and the new frigate BRP Antonio Luna. The PN’s exercise… Continue reading Naval Forces West successfully participated in SEACAT 2021

Philippine Navy inspection team approves BRP Antonio Luna

BRP Antonio Luna (FF151), the Philippine Navy’s second frigate, has completed its sea acceptance trials, which culminated in a series of warfare capability demonstrations off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea, from December 14 to 18, 2020. After personally observing the warship’s performance during the sea trials, Rear Admiral Alberto B. Carlos, the chairman of the… Continue reading Philippine Navy inspection team approves BRP Antonio Luna