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Vietnam's Kilo class subs (updates)


Sydney Morning Herald

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    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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