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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.


Photo by Frances Mangosing/INQUIRER.net


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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)

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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2020, 05:42:13 AM »
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1121677

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Navy teams aid Rizal rescue ops
November 13, 2020, 9:41 am

MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) on Thursday night said it has deployed disaster relief and response teams (DRRTs) to help in rescue operations in Rizal which was heavily affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

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Aside from being used in combat operations, AAVs are also useful during the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations.

Each AAV can accommodate up to 20 passengers and can maneuver through deep water or floods.

Meanwhile, another amphibian truck from the Naval Affiliated Reserve Force-National Capital Region (NCR) was also mobilized to help in the rescue operations.


RIZAL RESCUE OPS. An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) is deployed to help in the rescue operations in typhoon-affected areas in Rizal on Thursday night (Nov. 12, 2020). The Philippine Navy said each AAV can accommodate up to 20 passengers and can maneuver through deep water or floods. (Photo courtesy of Naval Public Affairs Office)


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Re: PN Amphibious Assault Vehicle Acquisition Project
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2022, 10:08:25 PM »
PH, US Conduct Balikatan's Amphibious Exercise in Cagayan Valley

https://www.facebook.com/armedforcesofthephilippines/posts/333587642136986

CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – --Philippine and United States armed forces conducted a bilateral amphibious exercise (AMPHIBEX) on March 31, 2022 in the vicinity of Claveria, Cagayan Valley as part of the 37th iteration of Philippine-US Exercise Balikatan.

AMPHIBEX  involves the movement of assault amphibious vehicles (AAVs) from L-class ships to shore. It requires the vertical insertion of troops using different air assets of both armed forces. The activity demonstrated the bilateral force’s ability to seize a littoral objective as part of a complex, combined arms operations between Philippine and US ground, naval, and aviation assets.

"This exercise continues to build the relationship with our Filipino counterpart in Northern Luzon and across the Philippines. We chose Northern Luzon as it gives us to look at different beach sites to train on different terrains, which keeps our skills sharp and provides our counterparts the opportunity to continue to train in areas that challenge us. We just don't repeat things over and over again," Captain Kevin Smith, Strategic Communications Officer, 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment said.

The execution of the AMPHIBEX began with the launch of the AAVs of the Marines from USS Ashland and BRP Tarlac. The AAVs then conducted the mechanized assault and seized a beach in Claveria, which was the main effort to attack the objective.

"Cagayan was chosen as the location of this year's Amphibex because it's a changing scenario and situation and the Philippines has a wide shoreline. This place also fits the standards of the training as it can accommodate a large number of forces to land," Major General Laurence Mina, 5th Infantry Division Commander said.

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