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Deal Inked With China For Amphibious Ship

September 12 2019


The Royal Thai Navy has signed a contract with China for an amphibious platform dock, reports the Bangkok Post.

The US$213 million deal was signed on Sept. 9 during a ceremony in Beijing.

Thailand is purchasing a Type 071E landing platform dock (LPD), the export variant of China's Kunlunshan class, reported Jane's Defence Industry.

This is the first known export of the design, noted Naval Today.

In Thai service, the Type 071E will supplement the navy’s Angthong amphibious ship and is...

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