Friday, December 30, 2011

Amphibious Assault Vehicle

HMAS Kanimbla and the Combat Assault Company, a unit of the United States Marine Corps successfully launched and recovered Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVP7 RAMRS) whilst anchored off the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. This is the first time an amphibious vehicle of this type has been launched from an Royal Australian Navy Landing Platform Amphibious ship. The AAVP7 RAMRS joined HMAS Kanimbla whilst alongside in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii prior to the sea phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2010. Mid caption: HMAS Kanimbla is currently operating off the coast of Hawaii as part of the Exercise RIMPAC 2010 sea phase. Infantry and Marines from Canada, the United States and Indonesia are embarked on the ship for the first phase of the exercise. 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 week period, finishing on the 1st August 2010. (Photo: Australia DoD)

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