Marines deploy Amphibious Assault Vehicles for rescue operations

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The Philippine Marine Corps has sent three of its Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) to Rodriguez, Rizal to help in rescue operations in communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

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The Marines said its AAVs are on their way to conduct rescue operations in response to calamity caused by Typhoon ‘Ulysses’.

“Three AAVs are now heading to Rodriguez, Rizal for rescue operations. Each AAV can load 15-20 passengers and can travel 300 miles with a speed of 13 km/hr in water,” the Marines said.

It noted that an AAV can float or hover to do rescue operations and load atop of the vehicle.