French aircraft carrier arrives in Vietnam

VOV.VN - France has dispatched one of its powerful Mistral amphibious carriers to lead drills on and around Tinian island in the western Pacific, with Japanese and US personnel and two troop-carrying helicopters sent by Britain.

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The exercise will take place in the second and third week of May, French military officials have said.
  

On April 15, the carrier arrived in HCM City for a 6-day port of call before continuing to Tinian island.

The 21,300-ton Mistral-class ship, which is also a helicopter carrier, is among the French Navy most powerful and modern assets. The ship can carry up to four amphibious landing craft and 16 heavy or 35 light helicopters.

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