In the South China Sea, Philippine and U.S. amphibious landing exercise held near
WASHINGTON (microblogging) October 14 Xinhua comprehensive report, thousands of Filipino soldiers and 17 U.S. Navy in the Philippines over the country will be held simultaneously “amphibious landing exercise” (PHIBLEX) exercise, in which a drill location near the South China Sea.
This is the first Philippine-US military exercise 28 times PHIBLEX exercise will continue until the end of this month.
Philippine Navy said in a statement, this training focuses on post-conflict areas of disaster response, community development and humanitarian assistance operations, hoping to enhance the degree of coordination between soldiers and combat power.
key locations in the exercise of the province of the Philippines New Ai Xiha barracks, class Baja province Clark Air Base, Cavite Province, Marine Corps Base, the three described Inverness Province of Palawan province, naval base and naval base.
the Philippine Marine Corps spokesman said the officers involved in the exercise of the Philippines Marines from 4th Battalion, Field Artillery Battalion, near-shore combat battalions , assault armored battalion and the Marine Corps Training Center, United States, compared with the U.S. Marines stationed in Okinawa, 3 members of the expedition. The spokesman also said, do not know specifically how many U.S. soldiers participating in the exercise.
This is the first Philippine-US exercises Year PHIBLEX Palawan Province into the training site. Before the end of June, the Philippines and U.S. Navy in the Philippines province of Palawan in the Sulu Sea to the east of the “maritime joint readiness training exercise” (CARAT), both invested a total of seven ships, nearly 1,300 troops.
foreign media commented that the Philippine-US military exercises in the region again this year, may be reminiscent of the Yin Nanhai China and the Philippines in June caused controversy tensions.
Palawan Province, the area east of the Sulu Sea from the Philippine islands, the most controversial of less than 100 nautical miles.
the Philippine Navy, stressed that the exercise has nothing to do with the South China Sea dispute.
Philippine military spokesman said, “The bilateral exercise designed to enhance the coordination capacity of … …, this is just a training, participate in joint training.” The spokesman also said Select Palawan for the exercise to receive the best results.share: