Vice Admiral Karl Thomas assured the Philippines of US backing in the face of "shared challenges" in the region, saying: "My forces are out here for a reason."
At sea, both navies conducted a series of serials including gunnery firing, as well as air defence, communication and manoeuvring exercises.
The aircraft went down on Melville Island, approximately 60 km north of Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory, in the Timor Sea during a routine training exercise.
Neither Indonesia's defence ministry nor Boeing provided the value of the sale, but Boeing said it is still subject to US government approval.
However, there are opinions among some experts based in Seoul that differ from assessments of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Pakistan's Foreign Office had also summoned the Indian charge d’ affairs to register Pakistan’s protest and condemn the incident.
Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri vowed to address the remaining gaps in the modernisation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, committing to increasing its budget.
Mao Sophan, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Army, considered the results of the training as a fruitful outcome of the cooperative agreement signed by the two nations’…
The INS Kolkata guided missile destroyer and INS Sahyadri frigate will stay in PNG's capital Port Moresby for two days, an Indian embassy official said.
The deal comes after President Joko Widodo in July warned his cabinet to maintain a "healthy" budget as he highlighted outsized spending by the country's security agencies,…