France shares its amphibious know-how with its allies

June 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – After Poland and Germany, it was France that hosted in Toulon from 20 to 25 May 2019 the NATO meeting on amphibious doctrine. Jointly organized by the Navy Staff, the Land Forces Command and the Naval Task Force Staff, the event brought together some 20 officers from NATO member countries or partners . This panel of experts called AOWG (Amphibious Operation Working Group) reflects on present and future amphibious operations and continuously develops the framework of common tactics, rules and standards allowing maximum interoperability…

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Marines of the Northern Fleet Conducting Amphibous Training

June 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the personnel of a separate marine brigade of the Northern Fleet, together with the crew of the Kondopoga large landing ship (BDK), began practical exercises in naval amphibious training during the summer training period. In training, which take place in the lip of Pechenga (Barents Sea), soldiers of the air assault battalion on standard equipment take part. During the day, the marines together with the crew of the ship will work out loading and unloading aboard the BDK auto and armored vehicles: BTR-82A…

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Aleksandr Otrakovsky Conducts Amphibious Training

March 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the large landing ship “Aleksandr Otrakovsky” together with the divisions of a separate brigade of marines of the Northern Fleet worked out the tasks of naval amphibious training (TIR) ​​with loading of military equipment in the twin-deck method with emphasis. The training took place in Pechenga Bay on the coast of the Kola Peninsula in the area of ​​the village of Liinakhamari. It involved 16 armored personnel carriers BTR-80 and BTR-82 AM, 12 units of all-wheel drive army trucks KAMAZ and…

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Naval Ship Management to Sustain and Support RAN Amphibious Fleet

December 3, 2018 – Naval Ship Management will partner with the Australian Defence Force to sustain and support Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD) and LHD Landing Craft (LLCs) over the long term under a historic new agreement. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP congratulates Naval Ship Management, an existing joint venture between UGL and Babcock, on being selected to sustain and support this strategically important capability over fifteen years, from July 2019. “Naval Ship Management has a proven track record within similar sustainment programs, with proven performance in innovation,…

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China-made large amphibious aircraft completes first water takeoff

October 20, 2018 – China’s independently-developed large amphibious aircraft AG600 completed its first water takeoff and landing in the city of Jingmen in the central province of Hubei on Saturday morning. The AG600, codenamed Kunlong, is designed to be the world’s largest amphibious aircraft. It completed its maiden flight in December 2017. At around 8:51 a.m., the plane took off from the surface of a reservoir near Zhanghe Airport of Jingmen under the command of captain Zhao Sheng and his crew. It landed smoothly and steadily on water after a…

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U.S., Philippines and Japan conduct amphibious landing in the Philippines

October 9, 2018 – The United States Armed Forces, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) conducted amphibious operations training during exercise KAMANDAG 2 at Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, Oct. 6. U.S. and Philippine Marines aboard U.S. assault amphibious vehicles (AAVs) launched from the U.S. Navy’s USS Ashland (LSD 48) and Philippine Navy’s BRP Davao del Sur (LD 602) as part of a counterterrorism and humanitarian response based exercise. The ship-to-shore movement brought the U.S., Philippine and Japanese militaries together to advance amphibious capabilities. “This is…

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New Chinese Amphibian Conducts High-Speed Taxiing Trials

October 2, 2018 – China’s independently-developed large amphibious aircraft, the AG600, on Monday completed its first taxiing at high speed on the water, according to China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. Ltd (CAIGA). The test at a speed of 145 kilometers per hour was carried out in the city of Jingmen of central China’s Hubei Province. CAIGA, headquartered in the southern province of Guangdong, said that the AG600, codenamed Kunlong, was in stable condition and functioned normally during the test. Designed to be the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600…

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CATAMARAN 2018: demonstration of Franco-British amphibious capabilities

Google Translation On June 7, 2018, on the beach of Quiberon Fort-Neuf, the Franco-British joint force carried out a demonstration of its Amphibious know-how as part of the operational training Catamaran 18. In a complex environment that requires precise coordination of all its elements, the force has demonstrated the ability to implement an international and joint component. At the heart of this day, the Task Group was able to highlight the complementarity of its operational capabilities, adapted to current strategic challenges and tactical requirements, in a dynamic demonstration on the…

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