PHL’s amphibious assault vehicles are finally home

Security & Defense

The initial batch of ordered Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) from South Korean Hanwha Techwin for the Philippine Marin Corps is now in the country.

The Philippine government ordered a total of eight AAVs from South Korea and four are expected to be presented on May 27 during Philippine Navy’s 121st founding anniversary celebration.

These Korean-made AAVs are set to be part of Philippine Navy’s Tarlac-class landing platform docks.

Prior to this development, the Marines activated the Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) Company on April 25.


“The activation and preparation of the arrival of AAV is part of the AFP Modernization Project and an additional capability to the Corps. The ceremony was presided by MGEN ALVIN A PARREÑO AFP, Commandant, Philippine Marine Corps,” the Philippine Marines said.