Philippines, US joint amphibious landing exercises start hinh anh 1(Illustration Photo: AFP/VNA)
The Philippines and the US formally opened the 16th Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) in Taguig city, Manila.

According to Philippine military, these exercises will seek to advance the Philippines and the US’s military-to-military relationship and improve the interoperability capability of the Filipino troops together with their American counterparts.

Another goal of this bilateral exercise is also to enhance the readiness of Filipino troops when it comes to humanitarian assistance and disaster response, especially during calamities.

With the formation of an amphibious marine brigade, this exercise will further enhance the capabilities of Filipino troops in amphibious operations.

The training exercises will be conducted in Ternate, Cavite, Crow Valley, Tarlac and in San Antonio, Zambales, all in northern part of the Philippines.-VNA