Chinese experts: Vietnam wants to use the arms purchase as a regional power in the sea and air forces
data for: Vietnamese air force Su-30MK2 fighters
Data Figure: Russian Kilo-class submarines are the sea cruise line Beijing Military People
December 8, according to Russian news agencies 4 reported that Vietnam intends to purchase six from Russia, “Kilo” class 636 diesel-powered submarines, and 12 Su-30MK2 multi-role fighter, the negotiations now nearing completion. Reported that Vietnam in January and signed a contract to buy eight Russian Su-30MK2 fighters, at this stage is to re-purchase of 12 consultations. In addition, Vietnam intends to buy more Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter gunships.
Vietnam fighter wants to buy lavish hundreds of millions of dollars
In May, Russia, “Izvestia,” once said, according to Russian industrial enterprises from internal get the message, “the Russian defense export company” with the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence was signed in January this year to sell 12 Su-30MK2 fighters of the relevant contract, Russia will supply to Vietnam in 2010.
Russian Center for Strategic and technical analysis expert Makiyenko said in an interview, even without considering supporting airborne weapons procurement costs alone, the 12 Su-30MK2 the total value of more than 600 million will be dollars. As a heavy two-seat multi-purpose fighter Su-30MK2 can be a long cruise in coastal waters, its long double cruise cabin configuration can reduce pilot fatigue. Meanwhile, the machine can mount a variety of models of advanced anti-ship missile weapons, including supersonic Kh-31 supersonic anti-ship missiles, short-range, subsonic sea-skimming anti-ship missile Kh-59 long-range and degree of generalization high 3M-54 series missiles, has a strong stand-off attack capability, the threat of surface ships great.
the backbone of the Vietnamese Air Force, the four models
Currently, the Air Force in Vietnam as the backbone of the four models. Vietnam 370 Vietnam Air Force fighter air division called “ace of trump card”, which is a major reorganization in 1999 after the Vietnamese military the only fighter with heavy -27/30 Soviet troops.
main force is still present in Vietnam during the Vietnam War Air Force MiG-21 series, about seven Air Corps equipment, mainly the old MiG-21PFM and MiG-21MF.
Su-22 is important for the Soviet Union during the Cold War ground attack fighters of the sea, beginning in 1973 exported to all Warsaw Pact countries. With the origin of the Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern Europe to join NATO, the massive flow of aircraft in Vietnam. Currently, nearly 80 Vietnamese Air Force Su-22, divided into single-seat Su-22M4 and Su-22UM3K two-seater.
Vietnam Air Force L-39 Albatross trainer not only have good handling, and good reliability and maintainability. The L-39 is precisely these characteristics. L-39 easy to manipulate, in the light propeller aircraft flying students have received basic training can be directly driven L-39.
purchase advanced submarine underwater warfare capabilities to improve
United States, “Defense News,” Canada, “Chinese Defense Review” and publication analysis, along with Vietnam a lot of introduction of foreign advanced equipment, although the newspaper that the combat capability of the international military power is still limited compared to, but its close to the Western tendency to cause for concern.
after Russia’s “Kommersant” reported that Russia’s “Naval Shipyard” general manager Vladimir Alexandrov announced April 24, he led the company for the construction of a Navy 6 “Kilo” class diesel-electric submarines, will be related to the recent contract signed by the Russian defense export. Alexandrov no clear submarine buyers who also did not mention the specific amount of the contract, but “Kommersant” from close to the Russian arms export company, two sources say that the, six submarines from the Vietnam Order, each submarine is priced at $ 300 million in total contract amount of $ 1.8 billion.
“Kilo” class 636 submarines from Russia, “Ruby” Design Bureau of Design, one of the world’s quietest submarines, stealth is good, the “ocean black hole” of the nickname. Submarine displacement 2,300 tons, the maximum potential depth of 350 meters, endurance 6000 miles, crew 57, 533 mm torpedo equipment, designed for anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, but also perform general reconnaissance and patrol missions.
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Li Daguang National Defense University professor, said in an interview with reporters, which is nearly ten years in Vietnam very large military procurement program, there are some historical background. And in recent years, Russian arms sales are also associated with depression. As the Russian-made aircraft carrier sold to India, prices of the problem, India is not satisfied, the arms procurement, and some abandon Russia to the United States, Russia’s arms trade fell, while Vietnam has purchased in the arms of such a need, which is both an opportunity.
Li Daguang also said that Vietnam’s money in purchasing these weapons, with emphasis to strengthen air and sea forces in East Asia within the dream of becoming naval and air force powers, weapons and equipment development to make up for past deficiencies.