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Vietnam's Kilo class subs (updates)

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MCentaur:
Sydney Morning Herald


--- Quote ---South China Sea dispute: Vietnamese subs deployed as deterrent to China

Date
    January 7, 2016 - 2:44PM


Lindsay Murdoch
South-East Asia correspondent for Fairfax Media

An older Russian-built, Kilo-class diesel submarine. Photo: Handout


Bangkok: The first of Vietnam's new advanced Kilo-class submarines have begun patrolling disputed waters of the South China Sea, as deterrents to China's 10 times-bigger navy, Vietnamese officials and diplomatic sources say.

Vietnam is also expanding use of its strategically important Cam Ranh Bay deep-water harbour, where six of the submarines will be based by 2017.



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MCentaur:
Photos courtesy of Alikoth of the other forum:


--- Quote ---Source: tuoitre.vn




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