China imports amphibious hovercraft

Beijing, May 30 (IANS) China has imported an air-cushioned landing craft that will be delivered soon to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, a military spokesman said Thursday.

Geng Yansheng, a spokesman for the ministry of national defence, made the remarks at a press briefing, Xinhua reported.

The air-cushioned landing craft has reportedly been bought from Ukraine.

“The amphibious hovercraft has arrived in China and will be delivered to the PLA Navy at a proper time,” he said.

He, however, said that China’s “weapon research and development is solely for national security and not aimed at any specific country or region”.

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