HEADQUARTERS WESTERN COMMAND SOCIAL HALL, Camp General Artemio Ricarte, bgy. San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City (DWDD) – The joint annual training exercise between the Philippine Navy (PN) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF) dubbed as Interoperability Exercise (IOX) PN-PAF “DAGIT” incorporated with Exercise “PAGSASAMA” and Exercise “PAGSISIKAP” 2017 is scheduled to kick-off on May 29 until June 9, 2017 in different areas of Puerto Princesa City and Palawan.
Exercise DAGIT is a PN-PAF interoperability exercise to improve interoperability in undertaking joint operations in addressing maritime threats. On the other hand, PAGSISIKAP is a Fleet-Marine interoperability exercise specifically conducted to train the PN’s fleet and marine forces in amphibious operations, while PAGSASAMA aims to enhance the readiness and interoperability between the PN Units and the PN Reserve Units.
The participating assets from the PN are composed of one frigate, 2 patrol crafts, one landing craft utility, one naval helicopter, one rigid hull inflatable boat, and personnel from Philippine Marine Corps (PMC), Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG), Naval Air Group (NAG) and PN Reservists.
On the other hand, PAF will be composed of seven aircrafts and personnel from 710th Special Operations Wing (SPOW) and 300 AISG.
The activities will include subject matter expertise exchanges, airfield seizure, maritime interdiction operations/visit board seize and seizure, amphibious raid/ island defense exercises. NFW PAO / MCAG