Friday, December 30, 2011

Amphibious Assault Vehicle

Two Amphibious Assault Vehichles (AAVP7 RAMRS) prepare to board HMAS Kanimbla with a Landing Craft Air Cushion in the background. Crewman of the AAV 112 are Corporal Burbage, Sergeant Guerrero and Lance-Corporal Sanderson. Mid Caption; Fox Company Embarked Forces consisting of United States Marine Corps, Royal Candian Regiment and Indonesian Marine Corp disembarked from HMAS Kanimbla via Amphibious Assault Vehichles (AAVP7 RAMRS) with a successful return of all AAVs to HMAS Kanimbla as part of the second phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2010. The Australian Defence Force’s largest international maritime exercise, Exercise Rim-of-the-Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 has commenced in Hawaii. RIMPAC is designed to test interoperability with 14 Pacific Rim nations. Approximately 1200 ADF personnel will be participating. This year marks the 22nd RIMPAC. It will be hosted by the US Third Fleet over a five weeks. (Photo: Australia DoD)

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