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Philippine marines rehearse at sea with AAVs

10th September 2019 - 06:40 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) crews trained on their new Korea Amphibious Assault Vehicles (KAAV), acquired from Hanwha Techwin, alongside the USMC in early September.

US marines from the AAV Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted a subject matter expert exchange to share its experience in amphibious operations.

During the exchange in Subic Bay, the PMC launched its KAAVs from the Philippine Navy (PN) ship BRP Davao Del Sur for the first time and swam ashore.

The USMC has been cooperating with the PMC on AAV integration for the past eight years, including training, developing

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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