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Vietnam to Receive Advanced Russian Sub

Published on Apr 2, 2013 by Luke Hunt

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FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — As tensions remain high in the South China Sea between Vietnam and China, Hanoi is reportedly set to receive its first of six advanced submarines from Russia.

Ria Novsti reported that “The first of six Varshavyanka class (Project 636M) diesel-electric submarines will be delivered to Vietnam in 2013 as scheduled.” Commonly referred to as the Kilo-class, the subs reportedlyboast “advanced stealth technology, extended combat range and ability to strike land, surface and underwater targets.”

Read more from Harry Kazianis in The Diplomat.