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    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:07 pm

    "After nearly four years to implement the project, the attention of leaders, especially the effort of the members, the Institute of Technical Air Defense - Air Force has successfully conducted the first flight test aircraft 2 unmanned (MBKNL) the units design and manufacture.


    The aircraft carry civilian purposes: to observe the forest , sea, making the task communications, film photography of the children who do not reach the area contaminated, dangerous roads, floodplains floods, observe the location and rescue and rescue ...

    So, not long after the light aircraft VNS-41 was born, once again the scientists of the Institute of Technology Air Defense - Air Force (VKTPK-KQ) Left to Vietnam became the first country in Southeast Asia production MBKNL success.

    Journey from the target aircraft ...

    Project "Design built by MBKNL control program" was implemented VKTPK-KQ from early 2001. Experienced four years of research and testing on multiple aircraft, on September 13, 2005, at the airport VKTPK Dual-KQ has conducted the first flight report with demonstration projects, operational success of the two machines M400-CT's flight performance version 405, 406.

    And on this day has become the official birth of MBKNL "made in Vietnam". But to get results that is a process of research and long-term experiment on many types of target aircraft.

    Talking with the Colonel, Dr. Le Dinh Cuong - Deputy VKTPK-KQ Institute, Chairman of the project, we know: Since 1993, VKTPK-KQ has entered the research and manufacture many types of aircraft to targets substitute for other objectives simply to serve the training.

    Targets flying is controlled by radio from the ground, it can fly in the visibility of the eye. Every year the goal was produced to serve the training meet the needs of the training forces fired anti-aircraft guns, missiles, low in a long time ... However, these goals there are weaknesses: low altitude, speed is ...

    Required goals under automatic control program, further enhance the speed and height of equipment to serve the training for many components into a very urgent request. Again, VKTPK-KQ and Plant embarked on A40 Left continue research towards the flight control program targets first.

    Improvement program targeting M-100 was conducted. After nearly five months of research and upgrade VKTPK-KQ completed tasks to upgrade M-100 targets to ensure the technical requirements. At the airport report was conducted in July 2004, VKTPK-KQ performed two successful flights of the target M-100.

    Improvement program targets successful M-100 is a gigantic step forward in the field of aircraft manufacturing goals, it is a solid premise for the scientific process to design and manufacture successful MBKNL.

    ... Unmanned aircraft to Vietnam

    In 2001, the project "Research for designing, manufacturing MBKNL controlled by the program" start deployment, engineers Trinh Xuan Dat and Nguyen Thanh Tinh assigned program system design and manufacture of the control of the aircraft.

    They must study opens the books, drawing on experience from the manufacturing and flight test objectives mentioned above to calculate, determine the flight characteristics, characteristics of gas MBKNL.

    In all of the design process, research manufacturing and assembly process of building MBKNL the driver is facing many difficulties and to put the most effort. By this is considered "heart" of the aircraft, seized and processed the driver will neutralize and installed the necessary equipment and control of aircraft by the requirements of each specific job.

    Technology processing and assembling model aircraft in general and in Vietnam today MBKNL still face many difficulties. In the process of manufacturing and assembly M400-CT is not out of difficulties by the domestic market, the electrical equipment, engineering services for the airline industry almost no.

    In addition to the engine package from foreign electrical appliances, electronics are integrated team, assembled from components, looking to buy more in the domestic market. While these devices are not found in Vietnam are not dedicated, so ask at the manufacturing center to put a lot of blood research and application of the equipment available to application in practical situations ensuring requirements for light, compact and especially high safety.

    Part of the Body Links MBKNL built compozit polymer material (instead of wood as the target plane). For parts of the wings and tail, using the pancake structure, cellular extract used in the classroom and materials used for compozit crust outside.

    The entire body structure was built in MBKNL hollow structure, divided into several chambers as required, so that aircraft capable of installing equipment in different chambers is empty. Propeller of the aircraft being studied and built of wood in Vietnam.

    This can be seen as a technical initiative, because after the carpenter castigate the design, propeller aircraft are coated with a layer of glue soaked cloth to durability against cracking and splitting wood fibers. Device has been put into successful test flight, drag created by the propeller and durability of its equivalent propeller imported.

    MBKNL the beginning of the Vietnam generation was designed with speed from 250 to 280km/gio. M400-CT MBKNL save landing on the runway (Clay or concrete). Along with manufacturing MBKNL, VKTPK-KQ has also designed and built himself successfully launch pad system (used in case of a runway take-off) with the materials available in the water, light and easy maneuverability.

    With the initial success, the current team will continue research to improve aerodynamics MBKNL types, especially types with high speed and greater bay, manufacturing many different styles accordance with the requirements of use."


    source:http://vietbao.vn/Xa-hoi/May-bay-khong-nguoi-lai-Made-in-Viet-Nam/30099736/157/

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    Re: Vietnamese People's Airforce

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:35 pm

    Pictures? Video??

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    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:43 pm



    I just found this


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    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:55 pm

    I made this decided to compare the maneuvers of the SU-30MKV to traditional asian dragon dancing. Took me some time to do it, but i am so proud of this i just had to share it with you guys Very Happy



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    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:36 am

    Vietnam's Air Force is composed of the below fighter aircraft in numbers:

    Su-30MK2 = 36 (Multirole fighter)
    Su-27SK/UBK = 12 (Air superiority fighter)
    Su-22 = 38 (Ground attack)
    MiG-21Bis = 144 (Air superiority fighter)

    i wonder what are their plans for the replacement of MiG-21, continue to buy Su-27/30 or shift to more light fighter MiG-29SMT or MiG-35

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:32 am

    If they are buying then their options would be MiG-29M or MiG-35 as the MiG-29SMT is an upgrade of an older model MiG.

    I suspect 80-96 MiG-29Ms would effectively replace the MiG-21s and Su-22s effectively enough.. but I suspect they might go for more Flankers and perhaps some combat capable Yak-130s...

    I would think the MiG-29Ms would be more cost effective and offer a clear future upgrade path, but never under estimate the power of Sukhoi...


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    Re: Vietnamese People's Airforce

    Post  higurashihougi on Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:04 am

    The role of air superiority and ground attacks will be carried out by Su-30s which are gradually increased in number.

    MiG-21 and Yaks will be for training.

    I would like to see Vietnamese Su-34 or Su-35, though.

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    Post  AirCargo on Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:14 am

    Vietnam in Discussion with US, European Firms to Buy Fighter Aircraft, Drones

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/13110/Vietnam_in_Discussion_with_US__European_Firms_to_Buy_Fighter_Aircraft__Drones

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    Post  higurashihougi on Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:54 am

    AirCargo wrote:Vietnam in Discussion with US, European Firms to Buy Fighter Aircraft, Drones

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/13110/Vietnam_in_Discussion_with_US__European_Firms_to_Buy_Fighter_Aircraft__Drones

    A more detailed article:

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/05/uk-vietnam-airforce-exclusive-idUKKBN0OL04L20150605

    My comment: Why Vietnam should buy Gripen, Typhoon or KAI T-50 while they can purchase much cheaper and more effective Su-30 and Yak-130 ?


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    Post  George1 on Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:50 am

    higurashihougi wrote:
    AirCargo wrote:Vietnam in Discussion with US, European Firms to Buy Fighter Aircraft, Drones

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/13110/Vietnam_in_Discussion_with_US__European_Firms_to_Buy_Fighter_Aircraft__Drones

    A more detailed article:

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/05/uk-vietnam-airforce-exclusive-idUKKBN0OL04L20150605

    My comment: Why Vietnam should buy Gripen, Typhoon or KAI T-50 while they can purchase much cheaper and more effective Su-30 and Yak-130 ?


    i dont think they will buy gripen or typhoon at the end. It isnt in their interest the many different types from various countries

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    Re: Vietnamese People's Airforce

    Post  Book. on Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:59 pm

    VIETNAM RECEIVED TWO NEW SU-30MK2 MULTIROLE FIGHTER
    08 AUG 2015 Dylan Vosman DYLAN VOSMAN

    Two new Russian-made Su-30MK2 fighter for Vietnamese Air Force, has been disassembled for shipping to Vietnam on 6/8. Sukhoi factory Komsomolsk-on-Amur has officially provide 2 multirole fighters Su-30MK2 to Vietnamese Air Force.

    Interfax-AVN citing sources in the Russian aviation industry said Thursday 7/8, two new Su-30MK2 multirole fighter, built for the Vietnamese Air Force with bearing numbers 8814 and 8815, has been disassembled and put up a super-heavy transport aircraft An-124-100 before traveling to Vietnam in the last Wednesday 6/8.

    Sources said, two Su-30MK2 here are 5th and 6th Russia handed over to Vietnam within the framework of a contract to supply 12 aircraft of this type which signed in August 2013. First 4 Su-30MK2 (bearing number 8581, 8582, 8583 and 8584) have been delivered to Vietnamese Air Force in October and December 2014.

    As planned earlier, Russia will continue deliver 6 remainder Su-30MK2 to Vietnam before the end of 2015, bringing the total number of advanced fighters of this type in the Vietnamese Air Force up to 36 units.

    Earlier, in 1/8, Vietnam Navy also held comissioning of 2 Kilo 636 submarines, named HQ Hai Phong 184 and HQ Khanh Hoa 185, bringing the total number of Kilo submarines in the Vietnamese Navy to 4 units.

    The new Kilo submarines, along with Su-30MK2 fighters will significantly enhance combat power for Navy and Air Force of Vietnam in combat readiness duty to defend its sovereignty, island of the country.

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    New Su 30 I like it ! pirat

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    Post  higurashihougi on Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:25 pm

    Really ? Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

    http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150826/1026210378/vietnam-russia-mig-35-shipments.html

    Russia's MiG-35 multirole fighter jets may be coming to Vietnam, where the useful life of the country's third-generation MiG-21 fighter jets is coming to an end, the head of MiG aircraft manufacturer Sergei Korotkov told RIA Novosti.

    The MiG-35 is a new multirole fighter which includes fifth-generation information and sighting systems. According to Korotkov, Southeast Asia is an "interesting region" for the aircraft manufacturer when it comes to prospective sales.

    "According to our evaluation, there are definite prospects for MiG-35s in Vietnam, where the expected life of MiG-21 fighter jets is coming to an end," Korotkov told RIA Novosti.


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    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:30 am

    Vietnam has acquired Israeli SAM SPYDER

    Vietnamese web resource soha.vn reported that the commander of the Air Force and Air Defense Vietnam People's Army (VNA), Lieutenant-General Le Duy Vinh in the article "Creating modern air force and the protection of sky" in the official newspaper of the Ministry of National Vietnamese Defense "People's Army", among other things, indicates the acquisition of Vietnam of the Israeli anti-aircraft missiles of short and medium range Rafael SPYDER.

    Lieutenant-General Le Duy Vinh in his article writes that in recent years, the Air Force and Air Defense were acquired following systems:
    "modern radar detection of air targets, ELM-2288ER, radar detection of air targets 36D6, passive detectors "Mail;
    missile systems SPYDER, S-300PMU1, S-125-2TM;
    multifunctional fighters Su-30MK2, aircraft CASA C295;
    automatic control systems and exploration VQ 98-01, VQ-1M, VQ-2, in collaboration with Viettel Mobile [Vietnam Telecommunications group] are designed and manufactured radar RV-D1, VRS-S, VRS-W ".

    Vietnam thus became the fourth known Israeli customer of SAM Rafael SPYDER after Georgia, Singapore and India (the SAM also selected for acquisition from Peru). The specific configuration of the acquired Vietnam SPYDER air defense system is unknown, as whether the actual delivery started. However, it should be noted that in March 2014 the Israeli company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) reported that its avionics division Elta contracted with unnamed customer for the supply of one set of mobile radar detection of air targets EL / M-2106NG, which is the number of staff used as a part of the radar detect-ability of battery SAM SPYDER. Even then, it was suggested that the customer of this radar is Vietnam.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1538671.html


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    Post  Militarov on Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:07 pm

    "Last week, the portal company VNH South (under the Vietnam Helicopter Company, Vietnam People’s Armed Forces) has posted photos acceptance of first AW189 transport helicopter fom AgustaWestland SPA (Republic of Italy) on 21/10. In the picture, the first AW189 helicopter of the Vietnam People’s Army in flight testing in Italy. This is the first AW-189 delivered among 3 helicopters AW-189 contracted from AgustaWestland, which increases VNH South’s helicopter fleet up to 21 in total, marks amilestone in helicopter fleet of VNH South development process. As scheduled, in early November 2015, the helicopter will be shipped by sea from Italy to Vietnam and arrive at Vungtau airport in December 2015 to enter into commercial operations since January 2016. The AW189 is the latest-generation, high performance 8.3 / 8.6 tonne twin-engine helicopter, designed to answer the growing market demand for a versatile, affordable, multirole platform.



    The platform exceeds the most recent FAA and EASA Part 29 safety standards, ideal for demanding SAR and offshore operator requirements and benefits from an industry-leading 50 minutes ‘dry-run’ capability on the main gearbox. The cockpit features an advanced, open-architecture avionics suite with fully digital glass cockpit, incorporating advanced situational awareness technologies to minimise pilot workload and optimise mission-effectiveness.

    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/the-first-aw189-helicopter-of-the-vietnamese-ministry-of-national-defence-in-flight-testing.html"

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    Post  George1 on Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:52 pm

    Long range Vietnamese UAV





    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1624891.html


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    Post  Militarov on Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:01 am

    George1 wrote:Long range Vietnamese UAV




    "Academy of Science and Technology of Vietnam in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Security has successfully developed unmanned aircraft HS-6L which could fly 4.000km . According to information from the Academy of Science and Technology, unmanned aerial vehicle HS-6L is a collaborative project with the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam, complete prototype fabrication to date 01/11/2015. On the occasion of Academician Professor Gusakov, Chairman of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Belarusian delegation to visit and work at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, the Institute has launched the electronic reconnaissance aircraft unmanned long-range and implementing the flight test program.

    Assoc. Dr. Pham Ngoc Lang, Chairman of the research project, said Vietnam has enough ability to manufacture unmanned aerial vehicle range to serve the cause of economic development and social-security contribution Organization country. According to Vietnam, the unmanned aerial vehicle HS-6L has a wingspan of 22m, equipped with Rotax 914 engine for its range cruise to 4.000km, continuous operating time of 35 hours, using satellite navigation systems . HS-6L capable of carrying reconnaissance camera, radar. Estimated flight test program unmanned aerial vehicle HS-6L will take place on the South China Sea in QII / 2016.
    "



    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/vietnam-successfully-made-long-range-uav.html

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    Post  George1 on Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:23 pm

    Another two Su-30MK2s delivered to Vietnam

    Vietnam has taken delivery of another two Su-30MK2 fighters on Dec. 29. Aircraft 8589 and 8590 were flown to Vietnam aboard a An-124 transport plane.

    http://baodatviet.vn/quoc-phong/quoc-phong-viet-nam/viet-nam-nhan-them-2-chien-dau-co-toi-tan-3296544/



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    Post  Militarov on Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:25 am







    Su-30 fighters fly over Nanwei Island in South China sea.

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    Post  Militarov on Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:24 am

    "According to Reuters, Vietnam has already carried out preliminary negotiations with the Swedish group Saab and Dassault of France to purchase at least 12 fighters.

    In the news release dated 04/22/2016, Reuters (UK), said that because the Chinese increasingly assertive actions in the South China Sea, to the South East Asian countries will speed up efforts replacement of the outdated fighters and paves the way for multi-billion dollar transactions for corporations benefit large weapons production.

    According to Reuters, although defense budgets of countries in Southeast Asia is quite tight, but they are extremely “busy shopping” after a period of 5 years of lull. Reliable sources from the defense industry and close to the government said that in the coming months may witness a multi-billion dollar transactions from Malaysia and Vietnam.

    At arms exhibition to be held in Kuala Lumpur this week will attract many buyers and arms suppliers such as Russia, France, Britain, China, Pakistan and the United States. This event is held every two years, the participants are expected to “noisy” than ever. Several unnamed sources said, Vietnam has carried out preliminary negotiations with the Swedish group Saab and Dassault of France to plan the procurement of at least 12 fighters. This information leaks from officials in the defense industry and a separate source familiar with the negotiations in the government said.

    Sources from the defense industry, said Vietnam is negotiating with Moscow to equip several Su-35 fighters. Meanwhile the group’s official arms exporter Rosoboronexport refused to comment on any negotiations with Vietnam. Vietnam officials rarely comment on the issue of armament procurement, and gives no comment on the question of Reuters."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/vietnam-in-talk-to-purchase-about-12-gripen-or-rafale-fighter.html

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    Post  George1 on Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:51 am

    and introduce so many types in their air force? strange


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    Post  Militarov on Wed May 25, 2016 11:38 am

    "Vietnam will buy at least two early-warning aircraft C-295 AEW&C to enhance the ability to control the South China Sea airspace.

    World media simultaneously reported that Vietnam will buy at least 2 aircraft early warning and control air C-295 AEW&C to enhance the ability to control airspace East Sea and provide information reconnaissance, early warning control service of the sky, ready to fight.

    This is not without basis when multiple signals recently that Vietnam will likely favor buying the aircraft.

    Military experts said that the C-295 AEW&C is now very necessary for Vietnam.

    *The Airbus Military C-295 AEW&C is an Airborne Early Warning and Command (AEW&C) aircraft fitted an advanced rotodome radar system derived from the C-295 military transport airplane. The six-meter diameter rotodome was developed by Airbus Military. The production system would be a fast-rotating device housing a state-of-the-art radar providing full 360-degree and continuous coverage of a selected area. The Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS) enables the integration of on-board sensors, including operation and monitoring of the radar system and display of the aerial picture. The C-295 AEW&C performed its maiden flight in Seville (Spain) on June 7, 2011."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/vietnam-will-buy-at-least-two-early-warning-aircraft-c-295-aewc.html

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    Re: Vietnamese People's Airforce

    Post  Project Canada on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:07 am


    Vietnam Seeks F-16 Jets, Joint Ventures With US in Growing Relationship


    I dont get it, why seek these kind of purchases and partnership with the US when they could have done the same thing with Russia in the first place? also Vietnam wants to buy F-16s when they can get Su-35s or Mig-35s from Russia?? I dont think this is a wise move

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    Post  flamming_python on Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:08 am

    Project Canada wrote:
    Vietnam Seeks F-16 Jets, Joint Ventures With US in Growing Relationship


    I dont get it, why seek these kind of purchases and partnership with the US when they could have done the same thing with Russia in the first place? also Vietnam wants to buy F-16s when they can get Su-35s or Mig-35s from Russia?? I dont think this is a wise move

    A little diversification, and to gain a powerful ally against China.

    Remember that Russia and China have been building ever closer relations, and the Sino-Vietnamese conflict in 1979 (?) showed the Vietnamese that ultimately the USSR would not be prepared to sacrifice for it.

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    Post  Militarov on Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:57 pm

    "Vietnam builds capacity of maintenance and overhaul line for Su-27 and Su-30 without sending it to abroad.

    Vietnam officially inaugurates a maintenance line in Da Nang’s «Factory A32» of the Department of Techniques of the Air Defence and Air Force Service for Su-27 and Su-30 fighters.

    Other countries have had real problems waiting for Russian support, so moving more of that support in-country will boost the fighter fleet’s availability.



    To date, Vietnam has ordered and received 12 of Su-27 aircraft. In 2004, it also acquired 4 modified variants of the Su-30 MK2V, newer models of the Su-27. In May 2009, they inked a deal to procure additional 12 aircraft from the Russians to bolster their ageing fleet."

    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/vietnam-broadening-its-repair-capabilities-su-27-fighter-aircrafts.html

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    Post  AlfaT8 on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:24 pm

    flamming_python wrote:
    Project Canada wrote:
    Vietnam Seeks F-16 Jets, Joint Ventures With US in Growing Relationship


    I dont get it, why seek these kind of purchases and partnership with the US when they could have done the same thing with Russia in the first place? also Vietnam wants to buy F-16s when they can get Su-35s or Mig-35s from Russia?? I dont think this is a wise move

    A little diversification, and to gain a powerful ally against China.

    Remember that Russia and China have been building ever closer relations, and the Sino-Vietnamese conflict in 1979 (?) showed the Vietnamese that ultimately the USSR would not be prepared to sacrifice for it.

    Say what, they were hardly friends (Russia and China) at the time, the Chinese had nukes and made it clear that they weren't shy about using them, going so far as to threaten all out war with the Soviets if they intervened, say what you want, but no one is stupid enough to get got in a nuclear exchange from 2 fronts (China and NATO), Soviets still did what they could with respect to supplies, training, intelligence and even troops to keep the majority of Chinese forces tied up.
    The part about "the Soviet refusing to defend there ally" sounds like otter horse sh#t written by someone like Brzezinski for being pissed that the Soviets didn't fall for it or Chinese propagandist desperately looking for some sort of victory, Carter played that fool Deng like a goddamn violin.



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