HMAS Adelaide docks Amphibious Assault Vehicles

Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Adelaide has achieved another significant milestone on Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 (RIMPAC 18) by embarking thirteen US Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV). The 3d Marine Regiment combat vehicles were embarked during an amphibious docking operation which saw them ‘swim’ 1800 metres from the beach to where the ship remained at station off Kaneohe Bay. AAV Platoon Commander, Lieutenant Nolan Paduda said that the operation would extend amphibious capability for the Marines and 2nd Battalion (Amphibious), Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR) soldiers participating…

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