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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2019, 03:19:28 AM »
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1168356/philippine-navy-hopes-to-get-16-more-aavs-12-fast-attack-craft

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Philippine Navy hopes to get 16 more AAVs, 12 fast attack craft
INQUIRER.net / 06:14 PM September 23, 2019

The two landing platform docks have a budget of around P5-billion. Bidding for the project is scheduled for Tuesday in Camp Aguinaldo.

“With the force mix of six AAVs per strategic sealift vessel, we need additional 16 AAVs since we will acquire two more strategic sealift vessels,” Empedrad said in his speech at the ceremonial blessing of four new AAVs and 3 MPACs at the Navy headquarters in Manila.

The four newly-commissioned AAVs are part of the eight new AAVs from Hanwha Defense. The other four were earlier commissioned in June.

“The versatile AAVs not only enhance by large ship-to-shore capabilities of the Philippine Marine Corps but can also provide combat firepower in different types of terrain as well as protection of Marine warriors,” he said.

During the blessing ceremony, Hanwha Defense also donated P20 million-worth of mission essential equipment for the AAVs.


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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2019, 01:00:14 PM »
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1082876

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PH Marines testing new amphibious assault vehicles
October 11, 2019, 12:28 pm

"Since the AAVs 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," Serapio said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday.

The constant handling and training with these AAVs 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," Serapio said.

The first four AAVs were delivered last May and activated during the 121st founding anniversary of the Philippine Navy on June 17 at Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite.

The second batch arrived in August and activated during short ceremonies at the PN headquarters in Naval Station Jose Andrada in  Roxas Boulevard, Manila last September 23.

The AAV contract, worth PHP2.42 billion, are armed with .50-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 BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602). (PNA)

See also: PMC conduct ship-to-shore amphibious landing from Tarlac-class SSV


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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2019, 08:50:32 AM »
PH Marines getting familiar with new amphibious assault vehicles
By Priam Nepomuceno  October 11, 2019, 12:28 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1082876

MANILA -- The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) is familiarizing itself with the newly acquired and state-of-the-art amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) that are now participating in military drills.

PMC spokesperson Capt. Felix Serapio made this remark when asked on why these AAVs, of which eight were acquired from South Korean defense manufacturer, Hanwha Systems, are present in the just concluded "DAGIT-PA" exercise last September and why the same vehicles are again participating in another amphibious exercise off Ternate, Cavite this October 12 as part of the ongoing "KAMANDAG" drills.

During the "DAGIT PA" exercise, four AAVs participated in ship-to-shore exercise off Subic Bay, Zambales.

"DAGIT-PA" short for "Dagat-Langit-Lupa" is a joint exercise with Air Force, Navy, and Army units and ran from September 16 to 27 while "KAMANDAG" ("Kaagapay ng mga Mandirigma ng Dagat") is scheduled from October 9 to 18 and consists of Marine units from the Philippines, United States, and Japan.

"Since the AAVs 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," Serapio said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday.

The constant handling and training with these AAVs 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," Serapio said.

The first four AAVs were delivered last May and activated during the 121st founding anniversary of the Philippine Navy on June 17 at Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite.

The second batch arrived in August and activated during short ceremonies at the PN headquarters in Naval Station Jose Andrada in  Roxas Boulevard, Manila last September 23.

The AAV contract, worth PHP2.42 billion, are armed with .50-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 BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602). (PNA)