Marines from Philippine and United States Marine Corps participated in a bilateral amphibious landing exercise in North Beach at the Philippine Navy-Naval Education Training Center in Zambales, Philippines yesterday, April 21. The said exercise was designed to retake and gain control of an island from hostile elements.
Troopers from two Marine Corps used 20 Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV) and were provided aerial support by Huey combat utility helicopters and Cobra gunships.
“Designed to assault any shoreline from the well decks of Navy assault ships, AAVs are highly mobile, tracked armored amphibious vehicles that transport Marines and cargo to and through hostile territory,” Cpl. Matthew J. Bragg said reporting for US Marine Corps.
The scenario was a fictional enemy ‘Calabanians’ invaded a Philippine territory after a falling out. After an hour-long exercise the allied forces defeated the enemy.