Vietnam has ordered 64 Russian T-90S/SK main battle tanks with an estimated price tag of $250 million.
The order comes amidst growing focus placed on the country's air force and navy as Vietnam's security planners pay ever-increasing attention to China's actions in nearby waters, Forecast International reported Monday.
The Vietnam People's Army operates a mix of Soviet-designed main battle tanks, most of which were acquired from different countries producing variants under licensed agreement such as Poland (T-72s) and China (T-59s).
But besides the aforementioned T-72s the vast bulk of the Army's tank inventory is mothballed and obsolete. The T-90S tanks are likely to be used as replacements for the aging T-55s, few of which remain operational.
US Coast Guard has transferred a High Endurance Cutter to the Vietnam Coast Guard Thursday morning. The ship, which will be renamed CSB 8020, is expected to improve the Vietnam Coast Guards maritime domain awareness, increase its capacity to perform maritime law enforcement operations, and conduct search and rescue and other humanitarian response operations
Vietnams coast guard received six U.S
Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security delegation visited Russian Helicopters and is interested in acquiring Ansat and the MI-15V- 5 civil helicopters. The delegation arrived on a working visit to the capital of Tatarstan
Vietnam Peoples Air Force (VPAF) has plans to set up a new division dedicated to supersonic fighter pilot training. Plans are afoot to purchase trainer jet aircraft for the purpose such as the Yak-152 combt-trainer and the Yak-130 basic trainer
Russia is expected to deliver first Gepard-class frigate to Vietnam in September as part of its plan to supply two frigates by year end. According to the ships' manufacturer, Zelenodolsk Shipyard, Vietnam will receive two Russian Gepard-class (Project 1166
Vietnam Peoples Navy launched its fifth and sixth home-made Molniya-class missile corvettes this week, local media reports. “The ships are the assets of our people
Russian Uralvagonzavod is likely to start the supply modernized T-90M tanks to the military in 2018. The Russian Defense Ministry and Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) signed contracts for the supply of new T-90M tanks as well as contracts for the overhaul of T-72B, T-80BB and T-90 tanks during last months Army-2017
Russia has concluded contracts with Iraq and Vietnam for the supply of a total of 137 tanks in 2017. The first contract (for 64 tanks) is concluded with the foreign customer "704"
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