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    Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:36 am

    Vietnam joins group of Russia's largest arms buyers - expert
    RIA Novosti

    10/02/201018:47

    MOSCOW, February 10 (RIA Novosti) - Vietnam is turning into a major buyer of Russian armaments after India, with several contracts worth billions of U.S. dollars signed recently, a Russian expert said on Wednesday.

    Russia's largest arms buyers are currently India, Algeria, China, and Vietnam.

    Konstantin Makiyenko, deputy director of the Center for Strategies and Technologies Analysis said that Vietnam became Russia's biggest arms client in 2009, having ordered six Kilo-class Project 636 diesel-electric submarines worth $4 billion and eight Su-30MK2 Flanker-C multirole fighters worth $400 million.

    Makiyenko also said last week Vietnam signed a new contract to purchase 12 Su-30MK2 fighters from Russia worth several billions of U.S. dollars.

    Vietnam is expected to buy Russian armaments and military hardware worth $1 billion annually from 2011-2012 according to expert estimates, Makiyenko said.

    The Project 636 Kilo-class submarine is thought to be one of the world's most silent submarines. It has been specifically designed for anti-shipping and anti-submarine operations in relatively shallow waters.


    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2010/02/mil-100210-rianovosti02.htm
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:20 pm

    Yupperz, Vietnamese military budget increased from 4 billion in 2007 to 12 billion USD in 2009


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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:47 pm

    Viet arms purchases couldn't have come at a better time now that China is reduced to a pittance of exports.
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  Viktor on Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:28 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:Viet arms purchases couldn't have come at a better time now that China is reduced to a pittance of exports.


    China has simply no other options but to continue buying from Russians but at different prices and conditions.

    For few years now that whole world realized they are simply no other than a bunch of copy-paste thieves and stop dealing with them in any way, they have not produced a single new piece of equipment.

    Su-33MK/Su-35/Il-76/78 are must have equipment togeather with new subs (Lada/Amour class) and posiblly even S-400.

    PAK-FA is something they to wish for to them so they will most probably want it once it clears for export.
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    Russia - Vietnam military cooperation:

    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:56 pm

    Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov arrived in Hanoi on March 23, beginning his official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart General Phung Quang Thanh.

    During their talks, both host and guest pledged to strengthen the traditional long-term friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Russia.

    They informed each other about the socio-economic development situation and discussed measures to tighten cooperative ties for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

    Minister Anatoly Serdyukov expressed his delight at the fine development in bilateral ties, as well as Vietnam’s remarkable achievements in national construction and defence.

    He said he hopes that his visit will help boost the two countries’ relations in various fields, especially in national defence and military cooperation.
    Earlier, the Russian Minister and his entourage laid a wreath at the Martyrs Monument and paid tribute to the late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum. They also paid a courtesy visit to State President Nguyen Minh Triet.

    http://www.dtinews.vn/news/news/international/russian-defence-minister-visits-vietnam.html


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    Vietnam hails military cooperation with Russia

    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:55 am

    HANOI: The Vietnamese defense minister said on Tuesday that the current visit of his Russian counterpart to Vietnam would strengthen bilateral military ties, which have seen a significant improvement in the last few years.
    Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov arrived on Monday in Hanoi to meet with the Vietnamese leadership and discuss the prospects of military cooperation between the two countries.
    "I am certain that these meetings will give a new boost to our bilateral ties in the defense sphere," Gen. Phung Quang Thanh said during talks with Serdyukov.
    In response, the Russian minister said that Russia considered Vietnam its strategic partner and welcomed the steady development of friendly relations with the south-east Asian state.
    Russia and Vietnam have cooperated in the military sphere since 1953. In 1998, Moscow and Hanoi signed an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation, and a relevant Russian-Vietnamese intergovernmental commission was established in 1999.
    In October 2008, during the Vietnamese president's visit to Moscow, Russia and Vietnam set up a strategy of military and technical cooperation until 2020 by signing an inter-governmental memorandum.
    Vietnam is gradually turning into the major buyer of Russian armaments after India, with several contracts worth billions of U.S. dollars signed recently.
    The country became Russia's biggest arms client in 2009, having ordered six Kilo-class Project 636 diesel-electric submarines worth $4 billion and eight Su-30MK2 Flanker-C multirole fighters worth $400 million.
    The contracts signed since the start of 2010 are estimated at $1 billion, including the order of 12 additional 12 Su-30MK2 fighters.

    http://www.defencetalk.com/vietnam-hails-military-cooperation-with-russia-25188/


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    Russia, Vietnam to Jointly Manufacture Anti-Ship Missiles

    Post  George1 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:14 pm

    Russia, Vietnam to Jointly Manufacture Anti-Ship Missiles

    Russia and Vietnam are planning to start in 2012 joint production of a modified anti-ship missile, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Mikhail Dmitriyev said on Wednesday.
    “We are planning to build facilities in Vietnam for the production of a version of the Russian Uran [SS-N-25 Switchblade] missile in a project that is similar to joint Russian-Indian production of the BrahMos missile,” Dmitriyev said.
    The Uran subsonic anti-ship missile can be launched from helicopters, surface ships and coastal defense batteries. It has a range of up to 250 kilometers (135 nautical miles) and carries a 145-kilogram high explosive warhead.
    Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace Ltd, set up in 1998, manufactures supersonic cruise missiles based on the Russian-designed NPO Mashinostroyenie 3M55 Yakhont (SS-N-26).
    Sea- and ground-launched versions have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy.

    http://en.rian.ru/world/20120215/171330093.html
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    Russia to Build Mini Drone for Vietnam

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:40 pm




    Russia to Build Mini Drone for Vietnam

    11:24 15/03/2012
    MOSCOW, March 15 (RIA Novosti)
    Tags: Irkut, Vietnam, Russia

    Russian warplane maker Irkut has signed a contract with Vietnam to build a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the Southeast Asian country, Izvestia daily reported on Thursday.

    The $10 million deal, with Vietnam Aerospace Association (VASA), was signed on Wednesday, Yury Malov, head of the Irkut Engineering, Irkut's subsidiary, told Izvestia.

    The firm will build a 100-kilogram mini-drone, as well as transmitting and remote control systems to operate it. It will also help "teach the Vietnamese side how to maintain and use the drones" until VASA "has had the experience" enabling it to build the UAVs itself, Malov said.

    He said the UAVs are intended for civilian use but could "in future" be used for defense purposes.

    VASA refused to confirm it had struck the deal.

    Irkut has already built UAVs for Belarus.

    Malov said Irkut may launch a "serial production" of UAVs for Vietnam should it like the Russian drone.

    http://www.en.ria.ru/mlitary_news/20120315/172178844.html
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  GarryB on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:43 am

    Interesting.

    It should be pointed out that in Russia it was energy companies that started using UAVs first to monitor lines and pipes for damage or other problems.

    I would think that Russian UAVs should target an obvious market... Farmers in places like Australia because of the size of their farms, and other countries like New Zealand where high country farmers would benefit.

    You might think a few million dollars for a UAV system would mean it is not an option but for most farmers they already use million dollar helos and light aircraft, and once set up and paid for the operating costs of a UAV should be much lower than any piloted vehicle.

    In theory a helo is better because you can land and do things if necessary like rescue a sheep or fix a hole in a fence that is letting stock out or predators in..., but the lower cost of a UAV and the potential for night vision cameras means you would probably get better coverage with the unmanned aircraft and greatly reduce the need to use expensive manned aircraft.
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    Russia may sell amphibious assault ship to Vietnam

    Post  higurashihougi on Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:15 am

    http://tinnhanh.baodatviet.vn/Nga-co-the-ban-tau-do-bo-the-he-moi-cho-Viet-Nam-497876.html

    Tờ Red Star của Nga dẫn nguồn tin từ phát ngôn viên nhà máy đóng tàu Yaroslavsky, ông Vladimir Popov cho biết tàu đổ bộ Ivan Kartzov hiện Nga đang thử nghiệm ở Thái Bình Dương và có thể được xuất khẩu sang Việt Nam.

    (Russian newspaper "Red Star" quote the information from the speaker of Yaroslavsky factory, Mr. Vladimir Popov, claimed that Ivan Kartzov amphibious assault ship can be exported to Vietnam.)
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:28 pm

    Russia Supplies Vietnam with Advanced Geoinformation System

    Russia has supplied Vietnam with the newest Gorizont geographic information system for the Bastion coastal missile complex. This was reported by a source in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.

    “We have supplied our Vietnamese partners with the Gorizont geographic information system. This system is designed for the Bastion coastal missile complex and Monolit-B surface and air reconnaissance complex,” the source informed.

    It’s worth mentioning that the Gorizont system was designed by Russia’s Automatic Equipment Research Institute. This development was presented at the MILEX-2014 exhibition. The Gorizont system has unique capabilities in terms of performance, information quality and processed data volumes.

    The Bastion complex equipped with the Yakhont missiles is intended to destroy surface ships of different classes and types as part of landing units, escorts, ship groups and aircraft carriers, as well as single ships and ground targets.
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:06 pm

    Russian refueling plane landings at Cam Ranh airbase

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150312/1019411679.html#ixzz3UDAxlC4T
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:34 pm

    Russian-Vietnamese Military Cooperation Threatens No One – Moscow
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:17 pm

    Vietnamese premier points to importance of Russia-Vietnam cooperation in defense sector

    It promotes peace, stability and sustainable development in the Asia and the Pacific region and in the world, Vietnamese Prime Minister told TASS in the run-up to the official visit of Russian PM

    HANOI, April 3. /TASS/. Russia continues to be one of Vietnam’s major partners in the field of military and industrial cooperation, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told TASS on Friday in the run-up to the official visit of Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev to Vietnam that begins on Sunday.

    "Cooperation between Vietnam and Russia in the defense and security areas makes a practical contribution to the economic development of each of the two countries and to the further expansion of comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia. It also promotes peace, stability and sustainable development in the Asia and the Pacific region and in the world," Nguyen Tan Dung said.

    The Vietnamese premier has voiced confidence that relations in the military and military-technical spheres between Vietnam and Russia will continue to be buoyant in the future. "In the coming period we need to raise this interaction to a higher level, which presupposes establishing joint production facilities, holding scientific research, setting up warranty and post-warranty service centers," he said.

    Russia is Vietnam’s traditional partner in the field of military procurement. In recent years, the two sides have signed agreements on the sales of arms and military equipment worth more than $4,5 billion. The most significant of these deals were a contract for the purchase by Vietnam of a batch of Russian-made Sukhoi SU-30MK2 multirole fighter jets estimated at about $1 billion and an agreement on selling six Varshavyanka-class stealth submarines worth nearly $2 billion.
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  higurashihougi on Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:18 am

    http://www.anninhthudo.vn/thoi-su/nga-moi-cac-dong-su-viet-nam-toi-matxcova-du-trien-lam-hang-khong/603919.antd (in Vietnamese)

    Russia invited Vietnam to participate in St. Peterburg Economical Forum and MAKS in 2015

    On 7 April evening, during the visit of PM Mevedev to Vietnam, Russian Minster of Industry and Commercial Denis Manturov invited Vietnamese businessmen and delegates to take part in St. Peterburg Economical Forum and MAKS in 2015. Mr. Maturov hopes that these events is the chance to increase and explore the potential of Vietnam-Russia cooperation.
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:04 am

    Senator: Russia will create a service center for helicopters in Vietnam

    During a meeting with a delegation of Vietnamese parliamentarians discuss possible new supplies of Russian helicopters in Vietnam.

    MOSCOW, September 22 - RIA Novosti. Russia plans to set up in Vietnam center for helicopters for the entire region of South-East Asian Nations, said Tuesday a member of the Cooperation Council of Federation and the Vietnamese National Assembly, Senator Arnold Tulokhonov at a meeting with a delegation of Vietnamese parliamentarians headed Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Vietnam Tong Thi Phong.

    According to the press service of the Federation Council, the meeting also discussed possible new supplies of Russian helicopters in Vietnam. "Over the past three years, Vietnam has purchased in ten Russian helicopters, and we have the ability to increase this number," - said Tulokhonov.

    The meeting also raised the topic of training Vietnamese students in Russian universities. According to the senator, the years of joint development of relations between our countries in Russia has trained more than 30 thousand highly qualified specialists - Vietnamese citizens. "Now we are talking about that the quota of Vietnamese students in Russian universities has been increased", - quotes the words of the senator's press service of the Federation Council.


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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:00 am

    Russia and Vietnam in 2016 will hold the first joint exercises


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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  higurashihougi on Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:07 pm

    Can't wait russia russia

    Rossiya-Vietnam love love love
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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  max steel on Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:50 pm

    Russia to supply two Gepard-3.9 frigates to Vietnam in late 2016

    Russia will supply two Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661) frigates to the People's Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN) in the third quarter of 2016, Renat Mistakhov, Director General of the Zelenodolsk Shipyard, told IHS Jane's at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2016 exhibition.

    "Both ships, in anti-submarine warfare variants, will be launched in April and May 2016. Then we will start the basin trials," Mistakhov said, adding, "The ships will be supplied to Vietnam in the third quarter of 2016." He pointed out, that the propulsion systems of both frigates have already been mounted and related electrical work has been completed.

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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  max steel on Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:24 am

    Third Project 11661 frigate for Vietnamese Navy built in Russia

    Russia’s Zelenodolsk Shipyard in the Volga area has built the third Project 11661 Gepard-3.9-class frigate for the Vietnamese Navy, shipyard spokesman Andrey Spiridonov told TASS on Monday.The frigate will be put afloat on April 27 to undergo running trials, the spokesman added.

    "The shipyard has completed the construction of a Gepard-3.9-class frigate for the Vietnamese Navy. The vessel will be floated out on April 27," Spiridonov said.According to him, the ceremony of floating out the frigate will be attended by the Vietnamese Navy’s delegation.

    "The Vietnamese delegation has arrived today to view the ceremony. Representatives of Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport will also take part in the ceremony," the spokesman said.

    The Zelenodolsk Shipyard delivered the first two Gepard-3.9-class frigates to the Vietnamese Navy in 2011. After that, Vietnam signed a new contract to receive another two Project 11661 frigates.

    The construction of the fourth Project 11661 frigate is nearing completion at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard.

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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Thu May 19, 2016 6:05 pm

    Good Morning Vietnam! Why the Russian Navy is Returning to Cam Ranh Bay

    Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Sean says that his country is not opposed to the Russian Navy returning to the base in Cam Ranh Bay, on the condition that its presence is not directed against any third country. Will Russia take the opportunity to regain a foothold in Southeast Asia? Svobodnaya Pressa journalist Anton Mardasov explores.

    Speaking to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti earlier this week, Nguyen Thanh Sean explained that "Vietnam's policy is not to enter military alliances or to ally with any one state against another."

    That being said, the ambassador added that "in this context, the use of the Cam Ranh Bay port for multilateral international cooperation for the provision of maritime transport, ship repair and the development of defense technology to ensure peace and stability in the region is an appropriate direction to take."

    During the interview, Nguyen Thanh Sean also said that Hanoi plans to continue defense cooperation with Russia, and added that Vietnam has always considered Russia to be "a close country, and a traditional partner," and that a "relationship of trust with Russia is a priority of Vietnamese foreign policy."

    Analyzing the diplomat's remarks, Russian journalist Anton Mardasov recalled the origins of the Soviet/Russian base at Cam Ranh Bay, and the prospects for the Russian Navy's further use of the base in an article for the independent newspaper Svobodnaya Pressa.

    "It's worth recalling," the columnist wrote, "that in 1979, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam provided the naval facilities at the Cam Ranh Bay port to the Soviet Union 25 years rent-free. The Soviet military rebuilt and expanded the base. Modestly called a 'Material-Technical Support Point', the facility was actually a powerful base for the 17th Operational Squadron of the Soviet Navy."

    "At any one time, the facility simultaneously hosted 8-10 surface ships, 4-8 submarines, and supply vessels. The Cam Ranh base allowed the Pacific Fleet to control the southern Pacific, and the entire Indian Ocean. In 2001, the Russian government made the decision not to renew the lease with Vietnam and to evacuate the base ahead of schedule."

    Now, Mardasov noted, questions over the base have once again gained relevance, and center around the question of Moscow's readiness to reconsider its maritime role in the Asia-Pacific region. "Judging by the agreements already reached at the highest level, Moscow is ready to do so. On November 12, 2013, the presidents of Russia and Vietnam signed an agreement on establishing a joint base for the maintenance and repair of submarines at Cam Ranh."

    Soon after, "in February 2014, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia would be expanding its military presence in the world: that there were negotiations on the deployment of military facilities in countries including Vietnam and Cuba, as well as 'active [negotiations] with the Seychelles, Singapore, Algeria, Cyprus, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and several other countries.' Shoigu noted that the area around the equator, and other regions of the world would be necessary to provide refueling for Russian long range aviation. In the spring of 2014, the airbase at Cam Ranh was used for the first time to carry out maintenance of Il-78 aircraft, the type used to refuel the Tu-95MS strategic bomber."

    The latest development, Mardasov noted, occurred in November 2014, when "it was reported that during his visit to Russia, Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong signed an agreement on the simplification of the procedure for Russian ships to make port calls to Cam Ranh." From that moment, Russian vessels would only have to notify Vietnamese authorities ahead of time to enter the port.

    This, the journalist recalled, was a significant step, not least because Vietnam factually became only the second country after Syria with which Russia agreed on this kind of simplified procedure for its ships.

    Since then, "some military experts have suggested that further agreements would soon be reached, on the reestablishment of a logistics point for the Russian Navy…Experts said that this would be facilitated by the fact that Vietnam is Russia's traditional partner in the military sphere. In recent years, the two sides have signed contracts worth over $4.5 billion dollars."

    Russia has already delivered 4 of 6 promised Warszawianka-class diesel submarines equipped with the Klub-S (Kalibr) missile complex, and supplied Vietnam with the Bastion mobile coastal missile complex, along with the Gorizont geosynchronous comms satellites to go along with the system. Other Russian weapons systems ordered by Hanoi include the Molnya missile boats, Gepard 3.9 patrol frigates, and Su-30MK2 all-weather long-range strike fighters.

    Asked about the prospects for further cooperation, Retired Col. Gen. Leonid Ivashov, the president of the Moscow-based Academy of Geopolitical Problems, who participated in the negotiations on Cam Ranh in 1998-2000, emphasized that the ambassador's words are "not just empty rhetoric."

    "I believe that the Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Sean was not simply expressing his personal opinion. It's probable that some contacts between the two countries' militaries have already been made regarding Cam Ranh. In other words, he stated his country's official position, and it can be interpreted as an invitation which, in my opinion, we simply cannot refuse."

    In fact, Ivashov noted, "There is no doubt that we must return to Cam Ranh. Firstly, this is one of the most comfortable and deepest bays not just on the shores of the South China Sea, but in the entire Asia-Pacific region. Secondly, the base not only has six quays for our ships, but also an airfield, built by the Soviet Union and which used to stage Soviet strategic and ASW aircraft, spy planes, and fielded an electronic tracking station."

    "Today," the officer added, "we have once again begun more actively coming out onto the world's oceans, and have our own strategic interests to defend. In this regard, our military presence in the Asia-Pacific region is essential. The question is in the price."

    "Under the [1979] agreement, until 2000, Russia, the successor of the USSR, did not pay anything for this base. When the Vietnamese side raised the question of a new rental agreement for the base, the Russian delegation, which I chaired, and which would later become led by then-Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev, came to an agreement on favorable terms for our presence."

    At that time, Ivashov recalled, the Russian side offered the Vietnamese Navy two of the six quays, use of the airfield for joint deployment, as well as several ships which had been decommissioned from the Soviet Navy. "And today too we have something to offer the Vietnamese: we are continuing to deliver a wide array of military equipment to the country."

    "Actually, we should thank the Vietnamese for Cam Ranh (and the Cubans for the Lourdes facility). After all, after we left, the US immediately tried to lease these former Soviet military-technical installations and to adopt them for their own needs. However, despite these efforts by the Pentagon, the Vietnamese have not given in on the bay, and are in effect waiting for our return."

    At the same time, the officer said, a Russian presence at Cam Ranh would be beneficial for Vietnam for the strategic perspective: "it dramatically increases the country's security in relation to its closest neighbors, China and the United States. We should not forget that Vietnam, in spite of its limited land area, is a large country with a rapidly growing economy, and that it is catching up with Russia in terms of population."

    Ultimately, Ivashov explained, "if an agreement is reached on our return, it's obvious that Cam Ranh will be a small military facility, compared to the forces that were based there during the Soviet period. But this too would be enough." In recent years, the officer emphasized, the naval base at Syria's Tartus has given Moscow a new understanding of the importance of a permanent regional presence, achieved via naval bases. "If we want to play an influential role in the world today, we need to strengthen our military presence on other continents," Ivashov concluded.

    For his part, Alexander Khramchikhin, the deputy director of the Moscow-based Institute of Political and Military Analysis, told the newspaper that he too believes in the need to return to Cam Ranh.

    Moreover, the analyst noted, "it's not even necessary to keep ships there on a regular bases, especially considering that we could not do this even if we wanted to – we simply do not have enough ships. But maintaining the necessary infrastructure or even simply using Vietnamese infrastructure would be enough to provide for a military presence. Incidentally, the US doesn't find it necessary to keep dozens of ships at its bases abroad. Sometimes they are completely empty; the important thing is that the base exists, that US personnel serve there, that aircraft are based there and that ships can safely enter the base for refueling, resupply and repair."

    Finally, Andrei Frolov, editor-in-chief of the Export Vooruzheny military magazine, told Svobodnaya Pressa that on the one hand, the discussions "about Russia's imminent return to Cam Ranh is still only talk. On the other, it is a good opportunity to return our country the status of a great power, for relatively little money."

    "Undoubtedly, military facilities in the Asia-Pacific region would simplify the tasks of strategic aviation, and of warships of the Pacific Fleet, which head out to the Indian Ocean to combat piracy and conduct exercises with the Indian Navy. Still, in my opinion, a presence at Cam Ranh is not a question of paramount importance for Russia. As the saying goes, the devil is in the details: in any case, renting the base will cost money, and it's one thing if the Vietnamese demand tens of millions of dollars, and another if we can come to an agreement via barter."

    Ultimately, Frolov noted, "at the moment, it's enough for Russia to be able to freely enter Cam Ranh – an agreement on this is already in place. Over the last 10 years Russia has not faced any serious [military] tasks in this region, and the ships of the Pacific Fleet (usually in the configuration of a large anti-submarine ship, a tanker and a rescue vessel) already have the opportunity to enter Cam Ranh to refuel."

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160519/1039907645/russia-return-vietnam-military-base-analysis.html#ixzz497ORMGZC


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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  max steel on Fri May 20, 2016 3:20 am

    Russian shipyard to deliver two frigates for Vietnam in August, September

    Two Project 11661 Gepard-3.9-class frigates will be delivered to Vietnam in August and September, Zelenodolsk Shipyard CEO Renat Mistakhov says

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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:51 am

    Vietnam plans to produce variants of anti-ship missile system "Uran-E"



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1948120.html


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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:28 pm

    Leading Russian ship repair company opens representative office in Vietnam

    More:
    http://tass.ru/en/defense/887748


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    Re: Russia - Vietnam Military cooperation

    Post  airstrike on Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:38 am

    Vietnam eyes S-400 air defense system

    Echelon-Defense.com

    After China, Vietnam might become the second country to acquire the state-of-art Russian S-400 air defense system.

    According to Asian sources, Vietnam is interested in purchasing at least four divisions before year end.

    It is worth mentioning that India is also in negotiations to buy the system.

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