The U.S. Department of Defense released videotape showing the hard testing and evaluation of assault amphibious vehicle in a rough sea.
The U.S. Marine Corps’ AAV7 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from Camp Pendleton ran into high winds and rough sea during the test phase. The 29-ton fully tracked amphibious landing vehicle overturned in the rough water and after continue its mission.
Posted on the official account of the U.S. Department of Defense, the footage explains the importance of the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch (AVTB) and why it is vital to the Marine Corps.
According to U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Brett Hohmann, director, Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch (AVTB), and Staff Sgt. Devin Glade, ramp chief, AVTB is the Marine Corps test center specializing in the testing, evaluation and development of present and future amphibious vehicle platforms.
“We need an amphibious vehicle test branch in order to make sure that the Marines get fielded to go fight the wars, they get the best quality equipment, and they get the right equipment to be able to perform what they need to perform,” said Lt. Col. Brett Hohmann.