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Naval Forces News - Vietnam
 
 
 
Vietnam Navy receives 2 Russia-made project 636 Kilo class diesel electric submarines
 
Vietnam received two submarines on Thursday and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said that it marked new development of Vietnamese navy and army. Dung made the remarks at a national flag-raising ceremony to the two Russia-made Kilo class submarines held in central Cam Ranh port on Thursday.
     
Vietnam received two submarines on Thursday and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said that it marked new development of Vietnamese navy and army. Dung made the remarks at a national flag-raising ceremony to the two Russia-made Kilo class submarines held in central Cam Ranh port on Thursday.
Vietnamese soldiers attend a flag-raising ceremony held for the first two submarines at Cam Ranh base, in the central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam, April 3, 2014. The HQ 182 Hanoi and HQ 183 Ho Chi Minh City submarines are two of the six Kilo-class submarines Vietnam purchased from Russia under a contract signed in 2009. (Xinhua/VNA)
     
The ceremony draws participation of various Vietnamese senior officials, Russian ambassador to Vietnam as well as attention of local people, state-run news agency VNA reported.

The prime minister directly awarded the national flags to two captains of HQ-182 Hanoi and HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh City submarines, saying that in the coming time, four more modern submarines will be included in Vietnam's navy namely Hai Phong, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, and Ba Ria Vung Tau.

According to Rosoboronexport, Project 636 proved highly effective while operated by naval forces of several countries.

Unparalleled in her technical and operational specifications, the ship is designed to conduct effective anti-sub warfare along with the capability to engage surface ships and coastal targets of potential adversary striking operations both independently or as part of a larger task force. Increased output of the main propulsion plant allowed to enhance significantly her submerged speed alongside with endurance range up to 7500 miles. Furthermore, she is one of the world’s quietest diesel-electric submarines providing guaranteed early enemy detection and long-range attack as well as evasive maneuverability and concealment.
 
Vietnam Navy receives 2 Russia-made project 636 Kilo class diesel electric submarines
 
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