Japanese Navy destroyer
“This visit is a manifestation of consistent support for peace and stability in the region and the expansion of maritime cooperation between fleets neighboring countries, ”said the representative of the Philippine Navy, Lued Lusina.
As noted by the agency, "on the destroyer" Ariake "placed anti-submarine helicopter."
Earlier it was reported that the Philippine Defense Ministry was discussing the possibility of leasing aircraft to the Japanese Air Force to patrol disputed territories in the South China Sea.
The publication reminds that the PRC "claims to most of the waters of the South China Sea and leads territorial disputes with such countries of the region as Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam."