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MessageSujet: L'Armée populaire lao / forces armées du Laos   Mar 24 Mai - 11:06

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Russia, Laos Ink New Military Helicopter Deal


24 Mei 2016


Moscow reaches new after-sale maintenance contract with Vientiane. Laos agreed to buy 12 Mi-17s from Russia in 1997, only a fraction of which
seems to remain in service. (photo : helicopter-database)


Russia has inked a new deal with Laos for the repair of military equipment

According to media reports, Russian Helicopters, which is part of the state firm Rostec, signed the contract with the Laotian defense ministry. Under the four-year deal, experts from the firm will carry out helicopter repairs. Among the equipment to be serviced are two Mil Mi-17-1B and two Mi-17 multipurpose helicopters, the latter of which will be upgraded to Mi-17-1B during repair.

Laos had initially gotten the helicopters from Russia in the 1990s, with a contract signed for 12 Mil Mi-17s in 1996 and delivered over the next few years.

Russia and Laos have been discussing the possibility of new repair arrangements for a while now. At the Dubai Airshow last year, RIA Novosti deputy general director Alexander Scherbinin had said that the possibility of repairing two Lao Mil Mi-17s at Sevastopol repair plant was under discussion.

The Mil Mi-17 helicopter made headlines in Laos last year when one of them carrying 23 people – 19 passengers and four crew members – was declared missing after losing contact with air traffic control in the capital city of Vientiane.

Russia has after-sale maintenance helicopter contracts with other countries as well. With respect to Laos’ neighbor Vietnam, for instance, Moscow and Hanoi had even undertaken a joint venture to set up helicopter company HELITECHCO which was founded in 1994. HELITECHCO has since repaired more than 80 civil helicopters belonging to government and commercial operators from several Asian countries, including Vietnam, Laos, India, Australia and New Zealand.

Earlier this year, Russian Helicopters had said at the 2016 Singapore Airshow that it was performing a scheduled technical audit to check on the possibility of conducting Mi-8/17 military helicopter repairs there. Necessary boosts for operations were said to include more training for specialists as well as additional equipment and infrastructure.

http://defense-studies.blogspot.fr/2016/05/russia-laos-ink-new-military-helicopter.html
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MessageSujet: Re: L'Armée populaire lao / forces armées du Laos   Mer 7 Sep - 8:23

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18 nations participate in ASEAN Exercise 16-3
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Areas of the world riddled with natural disasters and cursed by the secondary effects of mother nature’s wrath demand a responsive force that thinks, trains and plans ahead.

An exercise bringing together those very forces from 18 nations’ military and government organizations kicked off Sept. 5, 2016 at 14th Military Circle, Chonburi Province, Thailand. ASEAN Exercise 16-3 commenced with a fitting demonstration of an earthquake-induced collapsed building Search and Rescue operation.

Helicopters from Japan, Russia, Singapore and Thailand roared toward the airfield, dispatching fast-rope rescue teams and airlifting casualties. Meanwhile, teams on the ground moved casualties from the “hot zone,” a simulated collapsing building, to the “warm zone,” the immediate safety of an open field, and triaged according to casualty condition.

Teams from the Indian Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and Royal Thai Army moved casualties secured on backboards swiftly to the pickup zone or field hospital. It was a grand display of pre-planned, coordinated and rehearsed disaster response, reinforcing the pay-off of the very familiarity and training this exercise will focus on.

“This exercise is intended to foster cooperation and to share experience, information and skills among military medics of the ASEAN member states and plus countries, while fostering capabilities of military units in the region through joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations,” said General Prawit Wongsuwon, Kingdom of Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, during the opening ceremony.

AEx 16-3 is an opportunity for different nations to apply and hone common standard operating procedures and diversify each other’s capabilities for the inevitable calamities of the volatile Indo-Asia-Pacific.

A U.S. contingent of approximately 25 personnel from U.S. Pacific Command; U.S. Army Pacific; U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and Pacific Air Forces will work alongside the other nations in both the command post and field training exercises conducting medical planning, air medical evacuation, military medicine and chemical/ biological/ radiological/ nuclear defense.

Approximately 2,000 personnel are participating in the exercise from the 10 ASEAN member states Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam and “plus” countries Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.

“This is considered an important milestone of defense cooperation,” Wongsuwon lauded the ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus program, which, “which helps maintain peace, stability and security in the region.”

Humbling reminders of the significance of combined joint disaster response training come in the form of approximately 100 natural disasters on average each year in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. Sharing and honing real-world, on the ground, tactical and operational response capabilities facilitates effective, efficient response in a merciless environment.

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MessageSujet: Re: L'Armée populaire lao / forces armées du Laos   Lun 19 Mar - 14:47

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MessageSujet: Re: L'Armée populaire lao / forces armées du Laos   Ven 13 Avr - 14:05

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Modernization of Laos Army with CS/SH1 Self Propelled Howitzer

13 April 2018


CS/SH1 self propelled howitzer of Laos Army (photo : LaoPSTV)


The Lao People's Army has recently been heavily invested in the Army by means of weapons from Russia and China.

At the end of 2017, a unit of the Lao People's Army Artillery Division surprised the regional military observers with the publicity of CS/SH1's self-evident training image.

The CS/SH1 is an export version of the 122 mm PCL-09 self-propelled gun that is currently in service in large numbers in the Chinese Army, which is highly valued for its maneuverability and reliable operation.

Laos' CS/SH1 gun is equipped with a semi-automatic loading system, fire control system including ballistic missiles, positioning and target sighting equipment, which also receives information from the artillery command vehicle. through the advanced digital battlefield management complex.

According to the assessment, CS/SH1 is the best self-propelled gun in Indochina.


T-72B main battle tank (photo : baodatviet)


Lao's defense minister, Chansamone Channhalat, has been on a trip to St. Petersburg. Russia.

At this point, Russia introduced upgrade version of T-72B tank, while demonstrating the tactical features of the upgraded T-72B MBT.

So this can be considered as an indication that Laos is about to order the modern main battle tanks of Russia to upgrade the armed forces.

The special feature of the tank is that it is considered as a fast fire upgrade package for the T-72B based on the remaining Soviet-era trunk frames.

Tanks were equipped with ballistic missiles and an automatic target tracking system, which included a 12.7 mm remote control turret with cruise control. Its optical optics are Sosna-U type mounted on T-72B3 and T-90S.

Estimated cost per tank of this type is only about $ 1.5 million while possessing combat capabilities even more than the T-72B3, which is suitable for customers with limited financial potential.

The rapid investment in the Army by self-propelled guns and modern main battle tanks clearly demonstrates the determination of the Lao People's Army to modernize the armed forces.

(BaoDatViet)

http://defense-studies.blogspot.fr/2018/04/modernization-of-laos-army-with-cssh1.html
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