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Re: BRP Tarlac (LD-601) - ex SSV1
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2017, 02:15:39 AM »

U.S. Marines assigned to Amphibious Assault Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3d Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct ship to shore movements aboard the Philippine Navy’s BRP Tarlac (LD 601) during the bilateral training exercise KAMANDAG, Subic Bay, Philippines.


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Re: BRP Tarlac (LD-601) - ex SSV1
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2017, 11:36:41 PM »

For the first time, U.S. Marine amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) embarked and launched on a Philippine Navy sea lift vessel, the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), off the coast of Luzon, Oct. 2-9, in order to expand both militaries’ operational support capabilities. This kind of integrated training prepares the Philippine vessel to carry Philippine Marine Corps AAVs in the future, which are slated for service in 2019. BRP Tarlac supports various operations, including maritime security, counterpiracy, counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and some law enforcement operations.

Bilateral integration of amphibious vehicles and naval vessels enhances the ability to provide relief to people in the region during humanitarian disasters, as well as move forces ashore during a violent terror crisis.

AAV-ship integration training took place as part of KAMANDAG, a U.S. and Philippine bilateral exercise which primarily focused on enhancing counterterrorism and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities.

KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mandirigna Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of Warriors from the Sea.”


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