amphibious


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amphibious

able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc.

amphibious

[‚am′fib·ē·əs]
(biology)
Capable of living both on dry or moist land and in water.
(mechanical engineering)
Said of vehicles or equipment designed to be operated or used on either land or water.
(ordnance)
A military operation conducted by coordinated action of land, sea, and air forces.
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Kim Gilfillan, Commander Landing Force, Australian Amphibious Task Group.
BAE Systems has a long legacy of designing and building amphibious vehicles and is a leading provider of combat vehicles, having produced more than 100,000 systems for customers worldwide.
Bhat said the best way for Taiwan to counter such amphibious landings is to build the country's asymmetric defense capabilities.
Seven amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) of the US Marines unloaded about 160 Americans and stormed the shoreline.
"The only option is to project combat power from sea to the shore in order to neutralize the enemy, thus the need to conduct an amphibious assault," Vidallon said.
The joint military exercises, which will run until April 12, will involve "amphibious operations, live-fire training, urban operations, aviation operations and counterterrorism response.
The 11th MEU is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine air-ground task force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations, to include enabling the introduction of follow-on forces and designated special operations in order to support the theater requirements of geographic combatant commanders.
Caption: Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 21 1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), load ordnance into an F-35B Lightning II aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in preparation for the F-35B's first combat strike.
These amphibious assault ships project power from the sea, serving as the cornerstone of the amphibious ready group.
We now have the privilege of contributing to building the future of its amphibious combat vehicles".
The battalion also has six PTS-2 tracked, amphibious transports that can haul loads of up to 20 tons on land and 12 tons across bodies of water.

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