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The Lao People's Navy (LPN) is the navy of Laos. In 1975 the Lao People's Navy (LPN) was established with the remnants of the Royal Lao Navy. The Lao People's Navy operates vessels on the Mekong River, a major feature of the country's geography. Because the Mekong makes up a considerable portion of the Lao border, the Navy is significantly involved in border control work.The navy as of the mid-1990s had a personnel strength of around 500 and around fifty river patrol boats.

Almost all officers of the Lao People's Navy were trained in the Vietnam Naval Academy.[1]


Vessel type Quantity Origin
Inshore Patrol Craft 12 Vietnam Vietnam
Landing Craft, Mechanized 4 Vietnam Vietnam
Patrol Boats 40-50 China China

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