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Lao Air Force receives first Yak-130 advanced jet trainer aircraft

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The Royal Lao Air Force has received the batch of three Yak-130 advanced jet trainer aircraft from Russia. Lao media released a photo of three Russian-made Yak-130 trainer aircraft received by the People’s Army of Laos at the Vientiane airfield. Aircraft have Lao tail numbers “044”, “045” and “046”. The first Yak-130 aircraft for Laos (tail […]

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Russia receives T-34 tanks from Laos

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The batch of 30 T-34 medium tanks purchased from Laos arrived in Russia in early January. Media reports on 9 January, citing local sources, stated that the first T-34 medium tanks have arrived in Russia as part of military-technical cooperation with Laos. “During the visit of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to Laos in January […]

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Laos receives first ‘White Eagle’ tanks from Russia

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The Lao People’s Armed Forces (LPAF) has received the first batch of upgraded T-72B1 ‘White Eagle’ main battle tanks from Russia.  According to local media, a large batch of T-72B ‘White Eagle’ MBTs was delivered to Laos in the middle of December. The new version of the Soviet legendary T-72 tank has a Kontakt-1 explosive reactive […]

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Russia signed a contract with Ministry of Defence of Laos for repair of military helicopters

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Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a contract with Ministry of Defence of Laos for repair of military helicopters. Under the contract, the holding company specialists carry out repairs of helicopters for four years, among them – two Mi-17-1B and two Mi-17. This Mi-17 helicopters during the repair will be upgraded to Mi-17-1B. According […]

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Laos Interested in Yak-130 Light Attack Aircraft

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Laos Air Force interested in acquiring Yak-130 Russian-made aircraft. Double function jet training and combat vehicles will be used for pilot training and combat missions. The correspondent “Lenta” at the Singapore Airshow 2016 Airshow said a source in the defense industry. “Laos interested in this machine, it makes it relatively inexpensive to close a failure, […]

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Sevastopol Plant can Obtain an Order for the Repair of Two Mi-17 in Laos

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Holding “Helicopters of Russia” discussing the possibility of repairing the two Lao Mi-17 at Sevastopol ( Disputed: Ukraine – de jure and Russia – de facto) repair plant, said RIA Novosti deputy general director of the holding Alexander Scherbinin on Tuesday. “Currently under discussion the possibility of repairing the two Lao Mi-17 at Sevastopol repair […]

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Lao military Mi-17 helicopter have found the crash site in Thasi

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Search teams in Laos have located the crash site of a Soviet-made Mi-7 Lao military helicopter that went missing this week with 23 people on board, the Southeast Asian country’s state-run news agency reported Wednesday. The aircraft crashed Monday in the Thasi area, near the border between Borikhamxay and Xaysomboun provinces, the Lao News Agency […]

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ANALYSIS: The Lao People’s Liberation Army

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Like Vietnam, the Lao People’s Army armed with weapons originating from the Soviet Union and a small portion was purchased from Russia. In Southeast Asia, the Lao People’s Army is an organized army, small with only standing army of 130,000 people including air force and navy The Army is the largest force, equipped with a […]

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KrAZ to Supply its Trucks to Laos

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AutoKrAZ” has entered into contract for delivery of a large batch of AWD trucks to Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The 6×6 KrAZ-6322 trucks will be built in basic configuration and provided with engine meeting Euro 0 emissions standard. This model has been chosen by customer for a reason, as long as for operation in tough […]

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