Philippine Navy’s BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), currently the most advance warship of our navy, with its AgustaWestland AW-109 “Power” helicopter (PNH-431) will join KAKADU 2014, largest naval drill hosted by the Royal Australian Navy.
As a preparation, Philippine Navy personnel inspected the BRP Ramon Alcaraz’s Oto Melara, fitted the newly acquired new Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat and secured AW 109 naval helicopter.
Australia and Philippines will be joined by Japan, New Zealand, and Pakistan in KAKADU 2014. While Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Vanuatu, South Korea and India will be sending personnel as observers.
KAKADU 2014 will start on August 25 and will run until September 12. The drills will be held in Northern Australia Exercise Area. BRP Ramon Alcaraz with its AW-109 helicopter leaves August 17 .