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  Vietnam   People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Air and Air Defense Force (Khong Quan Nhan Dan)
Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam / Cộng hňa Xă hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam)

Vietnamese Air Force  •  Naval Aviation  •  Army Air and Air Defense Force  •  Coast Guard Aviation  •   •   •   • 

Area: 329,560 sq km (land: 325,360 sq km - water: 4,200 sq km)
Border countries: Cambodia 1,228 km, China 1,281 km, Laos 2,130 km

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PEOPLE'S ARMY OF VIETNAM (PAVN) AIR AND AIR DEFENSE FORCE • Khong Quan Nhan Dan

 

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

 

Army Air Defence Systems

AD •

 

SAM • MANPAD

SA-7 Grail

SA-16 Gimlet

SA-18 Grouse (Igla)

 

Note: Portable SAM Missiles delivered

50 Igla/SA-18 Grouse (2002)

5000 Strela-2/SA-7 Grail Portable SAM (1971-1975)

 

GUNS 12,000

SP 23mm 100 ZSU-23-4 Shilka

TOWED 14.5mm/30mm/37mm/57mm/85mm/100mm

 

Army SSM Systems

MSL • SSM 50 (reported):

25 R-17/SS-1c Scud-B;

25 Scud Mod-C (North Korean)

 

Organisations by Service Notes:

Army 412,000 9 Mil Regions (incl capital), 14 Corps HQ

Forces by Role (Current order of battle):

Armd 10 bde: Mech inf 3 div, Inf 58 div (div strength varies from 5,000 to 12,500); 15 indep regt, SF 1 bde (1 AB bde, 1 demolition engr regt), Fd arty 10+ bde, Engr 8 div; 20 indep bde; Economic construction 10–16 div

Inventory Equipment by Type Notes:

MBT 1,315: 70 T-62; 350 Type-59; 850 T-54/T-55; 45 T-34 LT TK 620: 300 PT-76; 320 Type-62/Type-63

RECCE 100 BRDM-1/BRDM-2 AIFV 300 BMP-1/BMP-2

APC 1,380 APC (T) 280: 200 M-113 (to be upgraded); 80 Type-63 APC (W) 1,100 BTR-40/BTR-50/BTR-60/BTR-152

ARTY 3,040+ SP 30+: 152mm 30 2S3; 175mm M-107 TOWED 2,300 100mm M-1944; 105mm M-101/M-102; 122mm D-30/Type-54 (M-30) M-1938/Type-60 (D-74); 130mm M-46; 152mm D-20; 155mm M-114 GUN/MOR 120mm 2S9 Anona (reported) MRL 710+: 107mm 360 Type-63; 122mm 350 BM-21;

140mm BM-14 MOR 82mm; 120mm M-43; 160mm M-43

AT • MSL • MANPATS AT-3 9K11 Sagger Anti-tank missile 1500 9M111/AT-4 Spigot (For BMP-2 IFV);1500 9M14M/AT-3 Sagger (For BMP-1 IFV);2000 9M14M/AT-3 Sagger (1971-1974)

RCL 75mm Type-56; 82mm Type-65 (B-10); 87mm Type-51  GUNS SP 100mm Su-100; 122mm Su-122

 
Su-27UBK Flanker-C
Vietnamese Sukhoi Su-27SK Flanker-B
Vietnamese Mikoyan MiG-21MF Fishbed-J
Vietnamese Mikoyan MiG-21UM Mongol-B
Vietnamese Sukhoi Su-22M-2 Fitter-J
Vietnamese Mikoyan MiG-19
Vietnam AF
Scheme
Vietnamese Su-27SK Flanker-B


   Vietnam AF News:

Vietnam Buys More Defense Equipment from Israel

• Vietnam Buys More Defense Equipment from Israel  (3/9/2017)

Vietnam prepares countermeasures against China's stealth fighters

• Vietnam prepares countermeasures against China's stealth fighters  (6/11/2013)

Astrium is set to deliver Vietnam’s first Earth observation satellite

• Astrium is set to deliver Vietnam’s first Earth observation satellite  (4/29/2013)


• Through U.S. Airmen's Eyes: Airman, Vietnam POW looks back  (4/1/2013)

• Sukhois shift the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific  (3/16/2013)

• Airbus Military Transfers C212 Production to Indonesia  (2/1/2013)

• India, Algeria, Vietnam still biggest buyers of Russian arms
 (12/18/2012)

• Vietnam, Sweden to Cooperate In Unmanned Aircraft Manufacturing
 (11/21/2012)

• Four Vietnam-Era Aviators Identified
 (6/9/2012)

• Four Vietnam-Era Aviators Identified
 (6/9/2012)

• Vietnam receives four Su-30s
 (1/1/2012)


 

 



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