Manila – The United Stated Navy Introduces RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile to Philippine Navy while on Maritime Training Between the two countries in The West Philippine Sea or South China Sea
1st Class Gary Dagdagan of United States navy Teach the Members of the Philippine Navy or Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas how to Operate the Modern Military Equipment like the Rolling Airframe Missile
What is Rolling Airframe Missile?
The RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is a lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget missile designed to destroy anti-ship cruise missiles and asymmetric air and surface threats. The RIM-116 RAM was developed as a cooperative program between the U.S. and German governments, and continues to be cooperatively produced and supported. Currently there are two RIM-116 configurations: Block 1A (RIM-116B) and Block 2 (RIM-116C). Block 1A is nearing completion of full rate production. The RAM Block 2 configuration is currently in low rate initial production and undergoing Developmental and Operational Testing.
The weapon familiarization is part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2015.
According to Public affairs officer Lt. Liezl M. Vidallon Philippine Navy and U.S Navy will also take part in joint gunnery exercises, helicopter crash and salvage drills
The Philippine Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force are also conducting joint maritime engagement this Week not Far from the Spratlys Island which the Chinese Coast Guard Sighted