Military Capabilities

Russia strengthens footprint in Laos

26 March 2018

Russia plans to expand its military-technical presence in Laos by opening a new facility in the country to support military platforms in operation in the Southeast Asian country.

Citing a government statement, the state-run Tass news agency said Russia and Laos have recently signed an agreement to establish the facility in Vientiane, the Laos capital.

The statement said the purpose of the facility will be to provide assistance “in resolving issues of military and military-technical co-operation”.

The statement said the office will be part funded by Laos and its employees will consist of engineers and technicians who will provide training and assistance to Laos counterparts in providing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) support for Russian military equipment.

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