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The activity, which took place during the exercise Neptune III, had as its main reason the anniversary of the 196 years of the foundation of the National Navy.
In a historical fact, the maritime force of Colombia for the first time showed on video the naval power it has after firing a C-Staranti – ship missile and a DM2A3 torpedo, which were tested against a real static target.
The exercise ‘Neptune III’ of the Naval Fleet was attended by more than 800 men of the National Navy, who were also in a cycle of operations on 18 surface platforms, submarines, aircraft and amphibious commands.
The commander of the National Navy, Admiral Evelio Ramírez Gáfaro, explained that “the high commitment and high level of training allowed our men to revalidate these strategic capabilities . They give us the level at which an institution like the National Navy must be in order to face any threat that could threaten national sovereignty. ”
Naval shooting exercises were developed using surface targets, physical and simulated, against which anti-ship torpedoes were fired, both in exercise settings and in combat settings. Likewise, the surface-to-surface missile system was used to sink the targets assigned in each specific case.
In the offensive exercise, physical targets were used against which anti-ship torpedoes were fired, the surface missile system was also used to sink the ship “ARC Cartagena de Indias” , which was completely destroyed by the impact of the torpedo.
The powerful weapons used in that activity were used during the test by the submarine “Bold ARC”, which aims to operate efficiently to become a real protection for the sovereignty of the nation.
“The results were highly successful. In this way, we guarantee the country that the National Navy maintains the highest standards of enlistment to its units that safeguard and protect the sovereignty of the national territory, ”concluded Admiral Ramírez.
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