05/19/2011 The amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver cruises the South China Sea while participating in exercise Balikatan 2010. BK 10 is an annual, bilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability between the U.S. and Republic of the Philippines. Such exercises are central to shaping core allied capabilities in facing future Pacific challenges, of the sort we are discussing on the SLD forum. http://www.sldforum.com
Credit: US Navy Visual News Service
- The first photo shows the USS Denver at sea in this exercise.
- In the second photo, the Republic of the Philippines navy Jacinto-class corvette ship BRP ApolinarioMabini, left, the Republic of the Philippines navy Bacolod City-class auxiliary ship BRP Dagupan City, center, and the Republic of the Philippines navy Cannon-class frigate BRP Rajah Humabon, right, cruise in formation with the amphibious transport dock USS Denver and the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex while taking part in exercise Balikatan 2010
- The third photo shows the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex cruising in the South China Sea while participating in exercise Balikatan 2010.