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Armored vehicle HMMWV stuck in sand according to US and South Korean Ssangyong’s landing teachings

Seoul, March 29 – RIA Novosti. The HMMWV armored vehicle, which participated in the South Korean and US Ssangyong landing exercises, got stuck in the sand on the South Korean coast where the landing took place, and the army had to push it, RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

Foreign and South Korean media showed the active one-day segment of the joint tactical airborne exercise by South Korea and the United States, which took place in and around Pohang from March 27-29, 272 kilometers southeast of Seoul. These are the culmination of the Ssangyong exercise, which was held for the first time since 2018 and will run until next Monday.

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The fully equipped army set out from the islands of Dokdo and Makin and landed at Pohang. The exercises began with a simulated bombardment of an enemy area by South Korean and US aircraft, followed by the landing of troops on shore.

The South Koreans landed on the KAAV amphibious assault vehicles, which are versions of the AAV7. The Americans set sail with two LCAC hovercraft landing craft, on which several armored vehicles were landed. At the same time, one of the HMMWV army multi-purpose vehicles first barely moved along the coast, and then completely stuck in the sand, and several soldiers had to push it.

In total, according to the military, about 650 military personnel participated in the training, 30 ships, including the ROKS Dokdo and USS Makin Island landing assault ships, about 70 aircraft, such as F-35B warplanes, AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, as well as about 50 amphibious assault vehicles.

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Source: Ria

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