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  Vietnam   Vietnam People's Naval Aviation
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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VIETNAM PEOPLE'S NAVAL AVIATION


Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

(Incl. Air Defence and Coast defence system)

 

AIRCRAFT 6 Combat capable. Total 6 Aircrafts.

 

Maritime Patrol & Attack 1 sqn with 6 MPA ac:

6 DHC-6-400 Twin Otter (delivery 2012-2014)

 

 

HELICOPTER No Combat capable. Total 2 Helicopters.

 

Search and Rescue 1 sqn with 2 SAR hel:

2 EC225 Super Puma

 

 

Republic of Vietnam Navy (RVN) Coast defence system

2 K-300P Bastion-P (40 Yakhont/SS-N-26 Anti-ship missile (for Bastion coastal defence system))

 

Air Defence Systems

SAM 200 9M311/SA-19 Grison (For Kashtan CIWS on 2 Gepard frigates)

 

Portable SAM

80 Strela-2/SA-7 Grail (SA-N-5 version for 4 Tarantul-1 FAC; designation uncertain (could be Igla-1 (SA-16/SA-N-10))

340 Igla-1/SA-16 Gimlet(SA-N-10 version for BPS-500 (Ho-A) and Project-10412 (Svetlyak) patrol craft and probably Project-1241 (Tarantul) FAC)

 

MISSILES

Anti-ship MI/SSM

40 3M-54 Klub/SS-N-27 (For Project-636 (Kilo) submarines)

Anti-ship missile

83 Kh-35 Uran/SS-N-25 (For Project-11661 (Gepard) frigates and Project-1241 (Tarantul) FAC)

20 P-15M/SS-N-2C Styx (For Tarantul-1 FAC)

30 Kh-35 Uran/SS-N-25 (For BPS-500 (Ho-A) FAC)

317 Kh-35 Uran/SS-N-25 (Ordered; Project-11661 (Gepard) frigates and Project-1241 (Tarantul) FAC)

20 P-15M/SS-N-2C Styx (For Tarantul-2 FAC)

15 P-15/SS-N-2A Styx (For Project-183 (Komar) FAC)

60 P-15U/SS-N-2B Styx (For Project-205M (Osa-2) FAC)

25 P-35/SS-C-1 Sepal

 

Organisations by Service Notes:

Navy 13,000

Forces by Role (Current order of battle):

Navy 1 HQ located at Haiphong

Inventory Equipment by Type Notes:

Submarines • Tactical • SSI 2 DPRK Yugo, 6 Project-636E/Kilo (delivery probably 2014-2016/2017)

Principal Surface Combatants 15

Frigates • FF 9:

4 Gepard-3 (Vietnamese designation Dinh Tien Hoang)

3 FSU Petya II each with 2 x5 406mm ASTT (10 eff.), 4 RBU 6000 Smerch 2 (48 eff.), 4 76mm gun

2 FSU Petya III each with 1 triple 533mm ASTT (3 eff.),

4 RBU 2500 Smerch 1 (64 eff.), 4 76mm gun

Corvettes • FSG 6: 4 FSU Tarantul each with 2 twin (4 eff.) each with SS-N-2D Styx tactical SSM, 2 BPS-500 with 2 quad (8 eff.) each with SS-N-25 Switchblade tactical SSM non-operational, SA-N-5 Grail SAM (manually operated)

Patrol And Coastal Combatants 40 PFM 12: 8 Osa II each with 4 single each with 1 SS-N-2 tactical SSM, 4 Project-10412/Svetlyak PFT 3 FSU Shershen† each with 4 single 533mm TT,  PHT 5: 2 Turya; 3 Turya each with 4 single 533mm TT, PCI 16: 2 FSU Poluchat; 4 FSU SO-1; 10 Zhuk, PBR 4 Stolkraft

Mine Warfare • Mine Countermeasures 14 MCMV 5 K-8 ,MSC 7: 4 Sonya; 1 Vanya; 2 Yurka, MSI 2 Yevgenya

Amphibious LS 6 LSM 3: 1 Polnochny A (capacity 6 MBT; 180 troops)

2 Polnochny B† (capacity 6 MBT; 180 troops); LST 3 US LST-510-511 (capacity 16 tanks; 200 troops)

Landing Craft 23: 5 LCU; 18 LCM

Logistics And Support 20: AKSL 17; AWT 1; AGS 1; AT 1 SPT 2 (floating dock)

On Order: FAC 10 Project-12418 (Tarantul-5) version; incl 8 produced in Viet Nam; delivery 2008-2016

Naval Infantry 27,000 Facilities: Bases Located at Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, Ha Tou, Haiphong, Can Tho

 
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
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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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