Friday, July 11, 2014

PN to participate in ADAS 2014

From the Philippine News Agency (Jul 11): PN to participate in ADAS 2014

The Philippine Navy (PN) will participate in the three-day Asian Defense, Security and Crisis Management Exhibition and Conference (ADAS) which is scheduled on July 16-18 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, the PN said in a statement on Friday.

Expected to attend are Ministers of Defense, Chiefs of Defense Forces and Major Services Chiefs of ASEAN countries as well as other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Organized and sponsored by APAC Expo Pte Ltd. based in Singapore, the event aims to showcase products and services from the leading global defense and security companies.

ADAS will likewise provide an opportunity for the Philippine military leadership to enhance its relationships with counterparts in ASEAN countries and exploit potential tie-up with foreign defense industries.

As part of the activity, the PN will be hosting a symposium with the objectives of strengthening regional security through multilateral collaboration with ASEAN navies, especially on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations.

During the symposium, topics on PN’s experiences on multinational cooperation on HADR operations, its HADR capabilities and common protocol for ASEAN navies HADR Operations will be discussed by resource speakers from the Philippine Fleet, Fleet-Marine Ready Force and Office of the Naval Strategic Studies, respectively.

ADAS is expected to enhance the PN’s capability to absorb new technologies relative to the establishment of Naval Research and Development Center (NRDC), the research arm of the Philippine Navy responsible for enhancing PN's war fighting systems, develop new technologies and naval ordnance as well as improve Weapons, Communications, Electronic and Information Systems (WCEIS).

Further, the event would be an opportunity for the PN to expose the Defense Acquisition System Assessment Teams (DASAT), NRDC Triad and other personnel on different sources of information in relation with their research for upcoming acquisitions.

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