Japan orders amphibious assault vehicles

Japan is building up its amphibious capability with vehicles from global defense contractor BAE Systems

(From UPI)

By Richard Tomkins

Japan’s Ministry of Defense has contracted BAE Systems to supply it with 30 amphibious assault vehicles, or AAVs.

The acquisition of the AAVs supports the ongoing development of an amphibious capability within the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, the company said.

“We’re proud to support the Japanese military’s recapitalization by providing this enhanced amphibious capability,” said Dean Medland, vice president of programs at BAE Systems’ Combat Vehicles business. “As the original equipment manufacturer of the AAV fleet, we have a strong history of supporting this platform.”

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Japan has ordered amphibious assault vehicles from BAE Systems as it builds an amphibious capability.

Japan has ordered amphibious assault vehicles from BAE Systems as it builds an amphibious capability.

 

 



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