Vietnam invested $ 3.2 billion to buy six Russian-made Kilo-class conventional submarines
article said that Russia has been China, India, Iran, Poland, Romania and Algeria to the sale of a total of 29 class submarines.
Russian news agency reported on June 3, according to Russia’s “arms exports” magazine in 2009, Russia and Vietnam signed a $ 3.2 billion 6 “Kilo” (Kilo)-class submarines of the purchase contract, which is Russia the history of naval equipment, the largest export contract.
the contract in December 2009, Vietnamese Prime Minister signed during the visit to Russia. According to “Arms Exports” magazine, which six “Kilo” class submarine construction cost of $ 2.1 billion, but others must be coastal infrastructure, weapons and other equipment purchased so that the total value of contracts reached 3.2 billion dollars.
the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg will be an annual rate of the Vietnamese Navy built six submarines. Russia’s state arms export company Rosoboronexport said before, in 2015 Russia will be sold abroad 40 diesel-electric submarines.
known as “sea black hole” and “Kilo” class submarine is considered the world’s quietest submarine. The submarine is mainly used for the implementation of anti-submarine warfare, anti-ship warfare as well as routine investigations and patrol. The class submarine with a displacement of 2,300 tons, the maximum dive depth of 350 meters, the endurance of 6,000 miles, the staffing of 57 people and equipped with six 533 mm diameter torpedo tubes. So far, Russia has been to China, India, Iran, Poland, Romania and Algeria to the sale of a total of 29 class submarines. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Wu Xiaolan)