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Vietnam turns to Ukraine to improve Flanker maintenance capability
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:02:25 AM »
Jane's brought up Ukraine's involvement in this effort in 2017. It has since been re-reported on other sites.

More food for thought about buying Russian equipment. When you have to turn to third-parties to keep your equipment working . . . instead of the original source of the equipment . . . despite their relative youth . . .

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https://asianmilitaryreview.com/2018/04/regional-mro-capability-needs-to-be-fixed/

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Vietnam seems to be following India’s lead in moving away from dependence on Russian support for its fleets, as Russia tries to shake its reputation for insufficient support of technology that it has transferred into the region.

The Vietnam People’s Air Force has sought the assistance of Ukraine to help bolster its A32 factory, reports claim, which will further the ability of the nation to support its own Sukhoi fighter fleets in country. The A32 was established so that Vietnam did not have to rely on overseas MRO of its fleets.

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Maintenance and repair capacity is being extended to support the Vietnam People’s Air Force Su-27s and Su-30s at Workshop 6, Factory A32 in Da Nang, Vietnam. (Photo: BaoDat-Viet).

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Re: Vietnam turns to Ukraine to develop Flanker maintenance capability
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 11:17:35 AM »
Translation of this article below

https://soha.vn/bao-nga-viet-nam-se-tu-sua-chua-tiem-kich-su-27-su-30-20160604121327639.htm

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Russian newspaper: Vietnam will repair Su-27 and Su-30 fighters on its own
NH | 06/04/2016 14:30

The Russian defense news website VPK reported that Vietnam will repair and upgrade Su-27 and Su-30 fighters at its new factory in Da Nang.

On June 3, the Russian defense news website VPK published an article titled "Su 27/30: Vietnam will repair itself in the country".

Accordingly, Vietnam is building the capacity for basic maintenance and repair of Su-27 and Su-30 fighters, to avoid sending aircraft abroad.

To implement this program, Vietnam has recently put into operation the A32 defense factory in Da Nang.

"Self-repair and upgrading of domestic aircraft will significantly increase the operational readiness of fighters," the source said.

According to VPK, up to this point, the Vietnam Air Force has been equipped with 12 Su-27 and 36 Su-30MK2 fighters.

Earlier, A32 factory had sent dozens of officials to train abroad. Currently, the factory has successfully repaired the failures of this modern fighter. Each workshop repaired an array of technology with more than 10,000 different components that required very careful, accurate and meticulous.

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Re: Vietnam turns to Ukraine to improve Flanker maintenance capability
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 12:00:20 PM »
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/vietnams-russian-restocking-subs-ships-sukhois-and-more-05396/

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Oct 25/13: Infrastructure. Vietnam officially inaugurates a maintenance line in Da Nang’s “Factory A32” for Su-27 and Su-30 fighters. Other countries have had real problems waiting for Russian support, so moving more of that support in-country will boost the fighter fleet’s availability. Sources: People’s Army Newspaper Online, “Maintenance line for Su-27 and Su-30 fighters unveiled”.

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