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PH-Aussie navies hold 5-day training exercises in La Union

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By Freddie G. Lazaro

San Fernando City, La Union — The Philippine Navy and the Royal Australian Navy begin today five days of joint training exercises at the Naval Station Ernesto Ogbinar at Poro Point, here.

The joint naval training exercises dubbed “LUMBAS 2017” is a form of table top exercise (TTX) hosted by the Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL).

Lieutenant Jose F. Covarrubias, NFNLs public affairs officer, said the joint training focuses on maritime security and interdiction operations involving other Philippine government agencies.

“The Exercise LUMBAS is an annual activity held in the Philippines since 1998 with an ultimate aim to strengthen relationship, interoperability and enhance mutual cooperation between the Philippines and Australia,” Covarrubias said.

The two countries have a long-standing cooperation in terms of maritime security and the two navies have engaged in joint regional training exercises with other Southeast Asian nations.

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