The Mighty Missiles Unleashed
Missile Frigates and Attack Craft in Action
In a remarkable display of naval might, the Philippine Fleet (PF) announced on Friday the successful live-fire exercise of its missile frigates, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) and BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), as well as a multi-purpose attack craft armed with a Spike-ER (extended range surface-to-surface) missile. The exercises were carried out with precision and expertise during a gunnery exercise held on Thursday.
Precision Over Capones Island
“Exercise Pagbubuklod” in Action
These awe-inspiring live-fire drills took place near Capones Island, San Antonio, Zambales, as an integral part of the ongoing “Exercise Pagbubuklod,” which spans from October 23 to 27. Moreover, Lieutenant Giovanni Badidles, the PF spokesperson, lauded the significance of these exercises. He emphasized the vital role they play in boosting the confidence of sailors, enhancing their understanding, and honing the execution of lethal capabilities.
Objectives and Success in Operations
Exercise Pagbubuklod success
“The successful conduct of these major training activities significantly fulfills the overall objectives of ‘Exercise Pagbubuklod’ to optimize the utilization of assets and equipment, train personnel, and develop tactics and procedures ensuring success in operations.”
The training exercises also serve a dual purpose, as they seek to validate the organizational structure, concepts of operations, and published doctrines. These validations are essential for addressing both current and future scenarios in operational areas, ensuring that the Philippine Fleet remains well-prepared and agile in the face of evolving challenges.