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ADAS 2016: L&T seals deal for Vietnam boats

19th September 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Something concrete stemming from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Vietnam was the signing of a contract for four offshore high-speed patrol boats for the Vietnam Border Defence Force.

The four vessels will be built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in India. While no mention was made of the exact type of boat to be sold to Vietnam, L&T’s website lists a fast patrol vessel that is 46m long and has a beam of 8.5m.

Capable of a maximum speed of 33kt, L&T states the platform is ‘optimised for EEZ and coastal patrol, fisheries protection and monitoring, control and

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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