BRP Davao del Sur and Philippine Marines AAV’s Together with Japan Forces Perform Amphibious Landing

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Published on December 3, 2019 by

The training focused on the use and operation of various military hardware, including the Amphibious Assault Vehicle, Amphibious Assault Vehicle Vehicle, and the BRP Davao del Sur, Tarlac-class warship, and USS Germantown (LSD 42) amphibious landing ship. The training also included the participation of Japanese forces, who brought their own amphibious vehicles and landing craft to the exercise.

The training emphasized on amphibious landing operations, with the troops practicing disembarking from the ships and moving to the shore. The troops also practiced the use of the AAV7A1 amphibious vehicles in the landing operations, working together with the Philippine Marines and the Japan Ground-Self Defense Forces.

The training also involved the use of the USS Germantown (LSD 42) amphibious landing ship, which served as the primary platform for the troops to practice their landing skills. The troops practiced their skills on the ship, disembarking and moving to the shore using the different types of amphibious vehicles.

In addition to the handling of this equipment, the training also emphasized small unit tactics, including reconnaissance and surveillance, movement to contact, and ambushes. The U.S. Marines shared their experience and knowledge in these areas with their Philippine and Japanese counterparts, while also learning from the unique tactics and techniques used by the Philippine and Japanese forces.

The training was a valuable opportunity for the allies to learn from each other and build their skills in amphibious landing operations. The training also served as a demonstration of the strong military cooperation between the Philippines, the United States, and Japan, in the face of common security challenges in the region.

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