On another related note, any recent updates on rumoured deals like Yak-130, Buk-M2, Su-35S etc.? Thanks.
TSAMTO, 4 July. Vietnam is negotiating with Russia on the possible acquisition of at least four divisions of long-range anti-aircraft missile system S-400 "Triumph".
Vietnam will buy much larger quantities than the original figure of only 28 units.
MOSCOW, April 3 (Itar-Tass) - RIA Novosti. Two frigates of the project "Gepard-3.9" will be transferred to Vietnam in September and November-December 2017, RIA Novosti reported on Monday the general director of Zelenodolsk shipyard, where these ships are built, Renat Mistakhov.
Now these two ships pass the final test firing in the Black Sea at the Black Sea Fleet firing range before being handed over to a foreign customer.
"The first ship will be transferred in September, it has already completed tests, the second is just beginning and we will give it to the customer in November-December of this year," said Mystakhov, who recently participated in the LIMA-2017 arms exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia.
This is the second pair of frigates that are being built by Russia for the Vietnamese Navy: the first pair was transferred in 2011.
kopyo-21 wrote:Russia lost the contract of Pantsir-S1 for Vietnam due to Chinese components?
miketheterrible wrote:kopyo-21 wrote:Russia lost the contract of Pantsir-S1 for Vietnam due to Chinese components?
No references, no exact proclaims of said components. Sounds like more of a jab at import substitution (which they we're wrong in since Russia has been producing rad hard components for years).
Also article from 2016.
George1 wrote:Vietnam is again negotiating the acquisition of a third pair of "Gepard" type frigates
According to the magazine Expert, in the article by Aleksey Khazbiev, “Hanoi wants a couple more Gepards”, the Vietnamese Navy is determined to buy a third pair of light frigates in Russia - this time equipped with Caliber supersonic missiles. These ships will cost Hanoi about $ 800 million. But the deal will only take place if the political leadership of Vietnam can persuade the Ukrainian authorities to allow the delivery of gas turbine engines to Russia, the production of which we have not been able to master.