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Assault Amphibious Vehicle

Philippine Marines' newly-acquired AAVs (Amphibious Assault Vehicle) emits a smokescreen as they make their approach towards the shore during their two-week military exercise that also involved four major services of the country's armed forces at the former U.S. naval facility in Subic, Zambales province west of Manila, Philippines. More than 1,500 troops will take part in the air, land and sea exercise dubbed "DAGIT-PA 03-19" facing the South China Sea in a scenario that "would employ a Joint Rapid Deployment Reaction Force."

AP/PTI