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10:59 AM, January 27, 2020
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Russia Delivers Tanks, Armored Vehicles to Laos, Modernizes Airport

Russia has delivered a batch of tanks and armored vehicles to the Lao military besides modernizing the Thong Hai Hin airport, ahead of the 71st anniversary of the formation of the Lao People’s Armed Forces.

Shipped hardware includes a batch each of  T-72B1 “White Eagle” tanks & BRDM-2M armored vehicles.

“On the sidelines of the commemorative ceremony, as part of the provision of military-technical assistance, there was a handover of another batch of Russian military equipment to Laos – T-72 tanks and BRDM-2M armored vehicles, as well as the Thong Hai Hin airfield, modernized by Russian specialists, which is located in the Xiangkhouang province,” Zvezda reported, citing a statement by Russian military department.

Last month, Russia and Laos conducted their first ever joint military exercise – “Laros-2019."

 

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