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Taiwan Marine Corps stages amphibious landing drill

ROC Central News Agency

06/28/2021 06:09 PM

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) Members of Taiwan's Marine Corps recently conducted an amphibious landing exercise in the south of the country, as part of their routine combat readiness training, the Navy Command said Monday.

During the exercise, a Chung Ho-class tank landing ship transported the Marines and their AAV7 amphibious assault vehicles to a beach in southern Taiwan, which they secured before launching a counterattack against enemy forces, the Navy said on its Facebook page.

The Chung Ho-class vessel is part of the Navy's 151st Amphibious Fleet and is currently based in Kaohsiung's Zuoying District.

The landing ship is designated for the transport of Marines, equipment, and supplies and to support amphibious operations, the Navy said.

The vessel is equipped with a pair of twin 40mm guns, can carry 320 people, and has a top speed 20 knots, according to the Navy.

(By Matt Yu and Ko Lin)

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