Ternate, Cavite – The fleet components of the Philippine Navy applied maneuver principles from the sea to transition their ready-to-fight complements to the shore, the Philippine Marines, as they launched an amphibious assault here Thursday as part of the continuous Exercise “PAGSISIKAP” 2015.
This mock amphibious raid was a combined special operations designed to put into test, evaluate and further enhance the capability of the Fleet-Marine personnel in the conduct of an integrated attack from its initiation from the sea through naval platforms, to the insertion of troops and infiltration into the hostile terrain, to demolition raid and close-quarter combats and finally to the extraction of the VIPs from the enemy-laden environment.
Aside from war-fighting capabilities, it was also an avenue for the troops to run through the tactical combat casualty care by air and water that comprised of life-saving techniques and strategies for providing first aid and care on the battlefield for combat casualties.
Exercise “PAGSISIKAP” 2015 is the 12th iteration of the annual Fleet-Marine amphibious exercise conducted by the Philippine Navy in order to develop and achieve an amphibious-capable and credible force and enable the Fleet-Marine forces to assert more efficiency in the conduct of its mandated task.
Fleet Marine Exercise Pagsisikap 2008
– Philippine Navy