Russia on Thursday handed over two diesel-electric-powered submarines to Vietnam’s naval force.
The deliveries are part of a contract signed between Rosoboronexport and Vietnam for six submarines back in 2009.
The submarines - The Hanoi and The Ho Chi Minh (project 636 Varshavyanka, Kilo under NATO classification) - will be based at Kamran, according to an official statement.
Another four submarines of the same class are to be built at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg over the next two years. The last submarine is to be delivered by 2016.
The submarines will carry the Club-S missile complex. Also, Russia builds patrol frigates Gepard for the Vietnamese Navy and provides assistance in building missile-carrying boats at Vietnamese shipyards. Russia’s defense contracts with Vietnam stand at 4.5 billion dollars.
India has agreed to supply four offshore patrol vessels and possibly the BrahMos missile to Vietnam. The announcement came after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his visiting Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Tan Dung
The United States has lifted a 40-year ban on weapons sales to Vietnam now allowing the latter to procure P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, part of the U.S
Defense industry source report from the Russian Defense Ministry said Vietnam intends to purchase additional missile battalion 3rd Bastion-P, Baodatviet news website reported
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics Electric Boat to complete detailed design and subsequent manufacturing, assembly, qualification and delivery of the first turbine generator units for the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP), the U.S
Russia is ready to continue deliveries for the Indian naval aviation, if it receives a request from the Indian side, the head of Russia Helicopters said on Tuesday. “As for the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier, this will undoubtedly be a decision by the Indian side
Rosoboronexport will present modern Russian weapons and military equipment, special equipment, equipage and body armor a the 10th International Exhibition of Special Forces (SOFEX-2014), to be held from 6 to 8 May 2014 in Amman (Jordan).“The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pays special attention to security problems, special units operations, their equipage and equipping with modern technical and combat means
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