Let’s do this, mate! Philippine and Australian soldiers conduct joint military exercise in Rizal

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  • Filipino and Australian soldiers conducted a joint military exercise in Rizal
  • Aside from strengthening  the bilateral relations of the two countries, the exercise aims to enhance the tactics in combined urban operations

To strengthen urban warfare capabilities, Pinoy and Aussie soldiers staged a joint military exercise on Wednesday at Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal.

Filipino soldiers from the newly-organized 92nd Infantry (Tanglaw- Diwa) Battalion participated with Australian Defense Force’ (ADF) Land Advisory Team from Joint Task Group (JTG) 629 in the military exercise.

Aside from the usual further strengthening of the bilateral relations between two armies, the training also aims to enhance the knowledge, interoperability, tactics techniques and procedures in combined urban operations.

The Wednesday activity, the third in a series of exercises, focused on the following:

  • Urban Close Combat
  • Urban Sniping/Counter Sniping
  • Urban Search and Breaching (CIED)
  • Joint Fires and Air Space Deconfliction in Urban Environment
  • Managing Combat Trauma in Urban Environment
  • Battalion Level planning exercise.

Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division Major General Rhoderick Parayno said the Jungle Fighters are honored and elated that they were able to benefit from the good bilateral relation of the two countries.

“The conduct of this Urban Operations Training will surely help you to succeed in any urban warfare that may arise in your projected areas of deployment,” Major General Parayno told his men.