USS Tripoli to join PH-US Exercise ‘Kamandag’ in October – Manila Bulletin

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USS Tripoli (LHA-7), a United States Navy amphibious assault ship, will stay docked in Manila till October as it’s set to take part within the Train Kamandag, the Philippine Navy (PN) disclosed Wednesday, Sept. 28.

USS Tripoli (LHA-7), a United States Navy amphibious assault ship, dropped anchor in Port Space, Manila on Sept. 27, 2022 for a port go to. (Picture by Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN)

USS Tripoli was docked in Manila Bay after it arrived in Port Space, Manila on Tuesday.

The PN stated that USS Tripoli made a port go to and carried out a replenishment and routine upkeep in preparation for Train Kamandag or “Kaagapay ng mga Mandirigma Mula sa Dagat” (Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea).

This 12 months’s iteration of Train Kamandag can be held from Oct. 3 to 14.

Train Kamandag is an annual joint train between the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) and US Marine Corps. Troops from the Japan Floor Self-Protection Pressure (JGSDF) will even be part of the drills.

The PMC-hosted army train goals to conduct bilateral exchanges between Filipino and American forces to boost their interoperability and cooperation, in line with the Mutual Protection Treaty (MDT) and Visiting Forces Settlement (VFA).

The train focuses on counter-terrorism, humanitarian help and catastrophe response (HADR), inner safety, and civic help operations.

USS Tripoli (LHA-7), a United States Navy amphibious assault ship, dropped anchor in Port Space, Manila on Sept. 27, 2022 for a port go to. (Picture by Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN)

Aboard the USS Tripoli are a number of items of F-35B Lightning II, a fifth-generation stealth multi-role fight plane, that are anticipated to be utilized within the army train.

The F-35B Lightning II is likely one of the solely two kinds of operational stealth fighters on the planet. The opposite stealth fighter plane is known as F-22 Raptor, and each are manufactured by American aerospace agency Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

 

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