The Philippine Navy showcased its newly acquired amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) to open its 121st founding anniversary celebration today, June 17 at the Commodore Rudiardo A. Brown Beaching Area (CRABBA) located within the Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Sangley Point, Cavite City, Cavite.
President Rodrigo Duterte attended the event as speaker and guest of honor.
These AAVs are the first four of eight ordered AAVs from South Korea. These AAVs, operated by the Philippine Marines, can be deployed from ship to shore through Tarlac-class landing platform docks.