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BAE Systems to supply Japan with 30 amphibious vehicles

The Japanese Defense Ministry signed a contract with BAE Systems for the supply of 30-tracked amphibious armored personnel carriers AAV7A1, a blog reports bmpd with reference to the press service of the corporation.

According to the information, the Japanese military will be supplied with an "upgraded version of the machines" Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability / Rebuild to Standard "(RAM / RS, the engine and transmission compartment of the M2 Bradley BMP is used and enhanced protection is installed)."

The contract value is $ 149 million. All armored vehicles must be handed over to the customer from August to December 2017.

The article notes that "the purchase of APCs AAV7A1 carried out within the accepted (Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade) by the Ministry of Defense of Japan's program of formation to 2018, the Marine Expeditionary Brigade of up to 3000 people, for which, inter alia, provides for the purchase of 52 APCs AAV7A1 and 19 konvertoplanov Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey ".

According to the author, "the crew with control in Sasebo must have three amphibious regiments, each of which will include a company of armored personnel carriers AAV7A1".
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  1. Michael67
    Michael67 April 12 2016 12: 42
    So that they all fell off.
    I hope so.
    Japanis militarism is the most cruel and inhuman. Not for nothing they are forbidden to have an army. Who is looking at it now except Russia? None. Because the whole world of capitalist traders is against us.
    1. fox21h
      fox21h April 12 2016 12: 48
      It is not in vain that the naval base is being transferred to the Kuril Islands, otherwise our yellow-faced "partners" have taken up the army for something not childish.
      1. BABA SHURA
        BABA SHURA April 12 2016 14: 14
        Japans are not yellow '...
      2. coleg-10
        coleg-10 April 12 2016 16: 41
        We would like to put something to them from weapons.
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    3. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer April 12 2016 14: 06
      Preparation of the Japanese is in full swing, we would need to do faster infrastructure in the Kuril Islands. And their fleet is serious, very serious.
  2. tiredwithall
    tiredwithall April 12 2016 12: 48
    I join the wish. The photo is already rusty tracks. Successful high-speed corrosion ...
  3. Alexey M
    Alexey M April 12 2016 13: 04
    The article notes that “the purchase of the AAV7A1 armored personnel carrier is carried out within the framework of the program adopted by the Ministry of Defense of Japan for the formation of an expeditionary brigade of the Marine Corps (Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade) of up to 2018 people by 3000, for which, in particular, the purchase of 52 AAV7A1 armored personnel carriers and 19 convertibles is envisaged Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey »
    Hello to us or the Chinese?
    1. Valeron45
      Valeron45 April 12 2016 13: 17
      It seems to us and the Chinese. Or maybe the North Koreans.
  4. Watchdog
    Watchdog April 12 2016 13: 22
    Actually, it was announced long ago that the Merikos would pump hahiko homeland with weapons and turn a blind eye to the formation of a real army among the samurai, capable of participating in offensive operations of a local and regional scale. For China must somehow be squeezed in the Asia-Pacific region, and indirectly reduce the strategic potential of the Russian Federation on the specified theater of operations of the Second Cold War. Ah, where is our base in Kamrani! And with Comrade Kim there are more questions than answers.
  5. Verdun
    Verdun April 12 2016 13: 24
    So I think, where are they going to land? One consolation is that such vehicles are not suitable for landing from the sea.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 12 2016 13: 56
      Quote: Verdun
      So I think, where are they going to land? One consolation is that such vehicles are not suitable for landing from the sea.

      Are you serious? The AAV7A1 is the renamed LVTP-7, the US Marine Corps landing vehicle, designed to land the first echelon of the Marines.
      Actually, that's why it is so huge.
    2. 111.
      111. April 13 2016 11: 32
      even the Americans themselves complained that this amphibious firepower not only could not support the landing attack, but even itself couldn’t defend itself due to weak firepower, in addition, the size of a house and armor that could be penetrated from a slingshot as many as 25 landing troops, that is, a whole platoon ... will go into them where the defense will be prepared in advance, they will drown with entire platoons before they reach the shore
  6. Ru_N
    Ru_N April 12 2016 13: 25
    Everyone around is arming against us. For many years after the army I dreamed that they called me for the second time. Sounds like dreams were prophetic.
  7. Pygmy
    Pygmy April 12 2016 13: 33
    Everything is crazy, the USA needs cannon fodder against China and Russia in the Far East. Own army of Americans can fight only against the banana republics. There are not so many allies in the United States in the Asian region: Australia, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea. The number of armed forces is relatively small, so the Americans are building up the technical component, which will allow these states to release part of the funds to increase the size of the army. The total human potential of the countries listed above is quite large.
    1. ICT
      ICT April 12 2016 16: 39
      Quote: Pygmy
      South Korea. The size of the armed forces is relatively small,

      Full military personnel: 5 209 000 (on the front line - 687 000reserve forces - 4 500 000
  8. From Samara
    From Samara April 12 2016 13: 44
    ABOUT! Japan has the Marines ... For our Kuril Islands form!
  9. Taygerus
    Taygerus April 12 2016 14: 02
    it’s difficult to smear into such a container, let’s try they’ll only go to the bottom with the whole train, together with their moon rover
  10. von_Tilsit
    von_Tilsit April 12 2016 14: 08
    Well, with one brigade, they won't fight much! Most likely, the brigade will be cropped with an eye to deployment in the division. They will practice the skills of landing from the sea and air, "forge personnel" for the future Mikado Army, and this will take time. Samurai are preparing for the future World Mess, they are afraid of not being in time belay
  11. Lugan
    Lugan April 12 2016 16: 49
    Have you decided to prepare for the capture of China?