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Vietnam confirms order of Russian T-90 tanks
« on: July 25, 2017, 09:24:59 PM »
IHS Jane's 360 - 24 July 2017
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Vietnam has ordered 64 T-90S/SK main battle tanks (MBTs) from Russia, state-run news agencies in Hanoi confirmed on 21 July.

The reports, which cited comments from Russian defence officials who were speaking at a press conference at the MAKS-2017 aerospace exhibition in Moscow, said that the acquisition will be funded by credit provided by Moscow.

Jane’s first reported in early July that Russian tank manufacturer UralVagonZavod revealed in its annual report that it had secured an order from Vietnam for the T-90S/SK MBTs. The T-90S is the basic export model, while the 'K' postfix is a reference to command versions.

The value of the T-90 deal was not disclosed but is thought to be about USD250 million. The investment represents the first major order of new MBTs that the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) has secured for many years. Investment over the past decade and more has been firmly focused on modernising the Vietnamese navy and air force.

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Re: Vietnam confirms order of Russian T-90 tanks
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 04:26:19 PM »
Russia begins delivering T-90S/SK tanks to Vietnam, says report | IHS Jane's 360 - 07 November 2017
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The announcement comes after Vietnamese and Russian media outlets reported earlier this year that Hanoi had ordered 64 T-90S/SK MBTs from Russia. The reports said at the time that the acquisition would be funded by credit provided by Moscow.

In July Russian tank manufacturer UralVagonZavod announced in its annual report that it had secured an order from Vietnam for the tanks. The T-90S is the basic export model, while the ‘K’ postfix is a reference to command versions.

The value of the T-90 deal has not been disclosed but is thought to be about USD250 million. The investment represents the first major order of new MBTs that the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) has secured for many years. Investment over the past decade and more has been firmly focused on modernising the Vietnamese navy and air force.

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Re: Vietnam confirms order of Russian T-90 tanks
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 12:21:01 AM »
Russia has started the production of T-90S tanks for Vietnam | Army Recognition - 27 September 2018
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According the website baodatviet.vn, Russia has started the production of first batch of T-90S main battle tanks for the Vietnamese army at the Uralvagzonvad plant in Russia. In July 2017, the Russian News Agency TASS has announced that Russian Company Uralvagonzavod will supply 64 T-90S main battle tanks to Vietnam.


Print screen of video footage anout the production line of T-90S at Uralvagonzavod plant (Picture source newdaynews.ru)

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Re: Vietnam confirms order of Russian T-90 tanks
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 12:55:45 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/russia-delivers-vietnam-and-laos-tanks/

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The first batch from the 64 T-90S standard and T-90SK command tanks that Vietnam ordered began shipping from Russia in late 2017. Most of the order has already been delivered, and final delivery is scheduled in 2019. The contract is estimated to be worth about $250 million.

The Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) also upgraded several dozen of its fleet of legacy T-54B MBTs to T-54M3 standard, reportedly with the help of Israeli company Rafael. The work was done in country at Z153, a facility of the General Department of Engineering.

This T-54M3 configuration features explosive reactive armour on the tank’s front and flanks, armoured side skirts, new day/night weapon sights, meteorological sensor for the ballistic computer, a replacement 1,000hp engine of German origin and a 60mm mortar installed on the left side of the turret.

The original D-10T2S 100mm gun was supposed to be replaced by an M68 105mm weapon, but this did not occur because of the costs entailed.

The VPA has languished somewhat in terms of new equipment compared to Vietnam’s navy and air force. The army even has T-34/85 tanks still in its inventory. In 2015, ASU-85 self-propelled assault guns were modernised and issued to the 168th Artillery Brigade. Vietnam is the last operator of these weapons.