GOOD NEWS PHILIPPINE MARINES TESTING NEW  STATE OF THE ART AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT VEHICLES | PH  UPDATE

GOOD NEWS PHILIPPINE MARINES TESTING NEW STATE OF THE ART AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT VEHICLES | PH UPDATE


KAMANDAG is a symbol of and a
testament to that deep-rooted trust between the United States the Philippine
militaries ladies and gentlemen our alliance is one
of the oldest and strongest in the asia-pacific region
whether prepared for counterterrorism operations or humanitarian assistance
and disaster relief operations the training practice doing counted on us
and our commitment to the Philippine remains as firm as ever who facing the
threats of tomorrow if you want to go fast go alone if you
want to go for go together Philippine Marines testing new
amphibious assault vehicles Philippine Marine Corps PMC is
familiarizing itself with the newly acquired and state-of-the-art amphibious
assault vehicles AAVs bees that are now participating in military drills
Philippine Marine Corp spokesperson Captain Felix Serapio said four out of
the eight a AVV’s acquired from south korean defense manufacturer Hanwha
systems were used in the just-concluded “DAGIT-PA” exercises last September. The amphibious assault vehicles also participated in a ship-to-shore exercise
off Subic Bay Z. Zambales and are sent to participate
again in another amphibious exercise off Ternate, Cavite on October 12th as
part of the ongoing “KAMANDAG” drills “DAGIT-PA” short for “Dagat-Langit-Lupa is a joint exercise with Air Force Navy and Army units and ran from September 16th
to 27 while “KAMANDAG” (“Kaagapay ng mga Mandirigma ng Dagat”) is scheduled from october 9th to 18 and consists of marine units from the Philippines United States
and Japan. Since the amphibious assault vehicles are new in our inventory we are
maximizing our opportunities to put them into action because we are applying our
amphibious doctrines and integrating it with the newly acquired technology sera
Pio sent in a message to the Philippine news agency PNA on Thursday the constant
handling and training with these amphibious assault vehicles would also
increase the proficiency of marine and Navy units tasked to man these vehicles he added. This will also enhance the proficiency of our Marines and the Navy
as a whole. Our Marine Corps regularly conducts retraining activities
rotational to every battalion to refresh their skills Philippine Marine Corp
spokesperson Serapio said. The first four AAVs were delivered last May and
activated during the 120st founding anniversary of the Phil
Philippine Navy on June 17th at Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite. Second batch arrived in August and activated during short
ceremonies at the Philippine Navy headquarters in Naval Station JoseAndrada in Roxas Boulevard, Manila last September 23rd the AAV contract worth 2
billion 42 million pesos are armed with point .50mm caliber machine guns .40mm grenade launchers and smoke launchers and will be used for
amphibious landing operations they are based aboard the two strategic Sealift
vessels the BR Tarlac ( LD-601) and BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) please don’t
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