Naval Warfare

Australia gifts two heavy landing craft to Philippines

30th January 2015 - 13:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


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AUSTRALIA will donate two Balikpapan-class landing craft heavy (LCH) vessels to the Philippines, according to an announcement given by Minister for Defence Kevin Andrews on 29 January 2015. 

The two craft are HMAS Tarakan and Brunei, which were decommissioned by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) along with another vessel ...

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