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Hanoi's Ark

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Vietnam is arming itself with the help of Russia and Israel, but is seeking security in alliance with India, Australia and Japan


The armed forces of Vietnam are the largest in Southeast Asia. Traditionally, they have a very high combat capability. In just a quarter of a century, from 1954 to 1979, they won a victory over France, the USA and China, which has no precedent in modern stories.

The disadvantages of the Vietnamese armed forces are the archaic structure and, most importantly, a large proportion of obsolete equipment. In the Army, it is close to one hundred percent. In the Air Force and Navy in recent years, a gradual update has begun.

Soviet does not rust


The main supplier of military equipment to Vietnam was the USSR, now it is Russia. The second most important is Israel. Individual purchases aviation technicians are made in Poland, Spain, Canada, combat boats - in Australia. The arsenal still has a certain amount of captured American equipment captured in the first half of the 70s, as well as Chinese received in the late 60s. With the help of Russia and Israel, its own defense industry is being created. First of all, enterprises for the production of small arms and missile weaponsshipbuilding is developing.

“First of all, enterprises for the production of small arms and rocket weapons are being built, shipbuilding is developing”
The ground forces include seven military districts, the capital’s command and four army corps. The most combat-ready parts that make up the hull.

The 1st Air Defense Forces (headquarters in Tai Nguyen, northeast of the country) includes the 3rd and 346th Infantry Divisions, the 210th Air Defense Brigade, the 575th Infantry Division, the 409th tank, 382nd artillery regiment.

2 VO (Vietchi, North-West): 316, 355 Infantry, 313, 314, 326, 345, 379 I Military Building Division, 168 I Artillery, 297 I Defense, 543 I Brigade , 82 th infantry, 406 th tank regiments.

3 VO (Haiphong, Northeast): 350, 395 I infantry, 327 I military building division, 454 I artillery, 214 I air defense, 513 and 539 I engineering brigades, 242 I X-NUMX-603 and 273-I engineering brigades, 405-I, XNUMX-XNUMX and XNUMX-I engineering brigades, XNUMX-I, XNUMX-XNUMX-X infantry, XNUMX, XNUMX st tank regiments.

4 VO (Vinh, northern part of the center of the country): 324, 341, 968-I infantry, 337-I military construction division, 16-I artillery, 283-I air defense, 414-I engineering brigade, 206-I tank , 80-th communication shelf.

5-th IN (Da Nang, the southern part of the center): 2, 305, 307, 315-th Infantry Division, 572-Artillery, 573-I air defense, 270-I engineering team, 280-th Infantry, 574-Panzer, 368 artillery regiments.

7 VO (Ho Chi Minh City, south): 5, 6, 302, 317-I infantry divisions, 26-I tank, 75-I artillery brigade, 77-I infantry regiment.

9-th VO (Kantho, Mekong Delta): 4, 8, 330, 339-I infantry divisions, 416-I armored, 6-I artillery, 226 and 950-I defense, 25-I brigade.

Metropolitan Command (Hanoi): 301-I Infantry Division, 452-th Artillery Regiment.

1-th AK (Ninh Binh): 308-I mechanized, 312, 390-I infantry divisions, 202-I tank, 368-I artillery, 241-I defense, 299-I engineering brigade.

2-th AK (Bakjiang): 304, 306, 325-I infantry divisions, 203-I tank, 164-I artillery, 219-I engineering brigade.

3-th AK (Pleiku): 10, 31, 320-I infantry divisions, 273-I tank, 40-I artillery, 234-I air defense, 7-I engineering brigades, 198-y Special Forces, 29-th communications, XNUMX-I engineering brigades, XNUMX-i special forces, XNUMX-th communications group, XNUMX-I engineering brigades, XNUMX-y Special Forces, XNUMX-th communications group, XNUMX-I special brigade, XNUMX-i special forces, XNUMX-I.

4-th AK (Zi An): 7, 9 and 309-I infantry divisions, 22-I tank and 434-I artillery brigades, 429-th special forces, 71-th anti-aircraft, 550-th engineer regiment.

The number of vehicles in the ground forces is known approximately, since almost all of them are very obsolete and it is not always clear which one is combat-ready.

In service - at least four PU OTP P-17 and up to two thousand missiles of this type.

The tank fleet consists of obsolete vehicles. The most "new" of them - T-62, of which there are up to 200 units. It counts up to 550 T-54 and their Chinese counterparts of the Tour 59, to 500 T-55 (some of these machines have been upgraded with the help of Israel). Light tanks are numerous: up to 300 Soviet PT-76 and their Chinese counterparts 60 Tour, up to North Korean 50 PT-85, 100 Chinese Tours 62 and 150. In storage - the old American M63 and M48, about 41 of those and others. Acquisition of T-100С tanks in Russia is possible.

There are up to fifty BRDM-1, the same BRDM-2, 150 BMP-1 and BMP-2. The number of armored personnel carriers reaches three thousand. It is about the American M750 113 and 100 V-100, 149 Israeli RAM Mk3 to 80 63 Chinese Toure, to the Soviet BTR-100 40 and 152-APCs and similar Toure 56 to 300-50 APC, the APC to 500-60.

Artillery includes up to 20 Soviet SAUs 2C1 and at least 30 2C3. In storage are 100 American ACS M107. Towed implements: up to 150 American М101А1 (some of them were converted into ACS on the chassis of Soviet trucks), up to 100 Soviet А-19, up to 300 М-30, up to 200 Д-74 and up to 100 of similar Chinese AxNUMXUMNUMX 60 50 and 30 X-NUMX and 150. -46, up to 30 M-1, up to 50 D-20, up to 150 ML-20, up to 50 D-114, up to 200 American М41. Mortars: up to 200 PM-1938, up to 200 mountain M43, up to 50 PM-160, up to 350 M-21. MLRS: up to 360 BM-63 and possibly remain in service around the 100 Chinese 14 Tour and before the XNUMX Soviet BM-XNUMX.

There are several thousand Soviet ATGM "Malyutka", "Fagot", "Competition", to 50 self-propelled anti-tank guns ASU-85 and the same number of SU-100.

The powers of heaven

The air force has three aviation and six air defense divisions.

The 370 th air division includes the 917 th transport (UH-1 helicopters, Mi-8 / 17 helicopters), 935 th fighter (Su-30), 937 th fighter-bomber (Su-22) regiments.

Hanoi's Ark


371-th air division: 916 th helicopter (Mi), 918 th transport (An and M-28), 921 and 931 th fighter (Su-22), 923 th fighter-bombing (Su-30), 927 th Fighter (MiG-21) shelves.

372-th air division: 929 th fighter-bomber (MiG-21), 930 th helicopter (Mi-8 / 17), 940 th fighter (Su-27) shelves.

361 Air Defense Division (Hanoi): 64, 236, 250, 257, anti-aircraft missile, 218, 280, anti-aircraft artillery regiments.

363 Air Defense Division (Haiphong): 213, 238, 285 th anti-aircraft missile, 240 th anti-aircraft artillery regiments.

365 Division Air Defense (Bakjiang): 267, 284-th anti-aircraft missile, 228-th anti-aircraft artillery regiments.

367 Air Defense Division (Ho Chi Minh): 93, 261, 263, 276 th anti-aircraft missile, 230 th anti-aircraft artillery regiments.

375-division Air Defense (Da Nang): 275, 282-th anti-aircraft missile, 224-th anti-aircraft artillery regiments.

377 Division Air Defense (Cam Ranh): 274-th anti-aircraft missile, 591-th anti-aircraft artillery regiments.

In service - up to 65 historical MiG-21 (49 MiG-21bis, 16 combat training MiG-21UM, at least 2 bis and UM at least and up to 80 MF in storage), up to 79 of equally old attack aircraft Su-22 (up to 36 M3, up to 29 M4, up to 17 UM), 11 modern Su-27 (6 SC, 2 PU, 3 training and combat UBK), 33 newest Su-30МК2 (there were 34, one was unaccounted for, there is one number lost a part of the new U-10 SC, 37 SC, XNUMX UNXX) It is possible that the American anti-guerrilla A-XNUMX attack aircraft may be in storage.

As part of transport aviation: up to 16 An-2, up to 20 An-26 (even before 22 in storage), 1 Polish M-28, 3 modern Spanish C-295. Training aircraft: 28 Yak-52, to 29 Czech L-39. It is possible that the old Czechoslovak L-13 may remain in storage until 29.

There are up to 26 combat helicopters Mi-24D, six Mi-24А in storage. Multipurpose and transport helicopters: 4 US UH-1Н (plus 6 in storage), up to 46 Mi-8, 10 Mi-17.

Ground defense, although much of the technology in it is outdated, remains very powerful. Includes divisions: 10 - ZRK Kvadrat (40 PU), 65 - ZRK C-75 (390 PU), up to 40 - ZRK C-125 (up to 160 PU), 2 - ZRM C-300PS (12 C24 (20 PU), 10 - ZNX C-100PS (2 PU) , as well as 10 ADMS "Strela 1". MANPADS: at least 20 old “Strela-100”, at least 23 of modern “Needle-4” and 3000 of the latest “Needle-S”. There is 2500 ZSU-23-2М, near 260 anti-aircraft guns - up to 61 ZU-250-60, 25 42-К, 1 С-100. In storage - up to 57 extremely obsolete American ZSU М2АXNUMX and about XNUMX of the Soviet ZSU-XNUMX-XNUMX of the same age.

With their "Uraniums"

The Navy has 5 Russian submarines of the 636 project (another one is under construction) and 7 frigates (guard ships) - 2 of our same project 11661 (2 are still being built), 5 with the old Soviet 159 project. In Vietnam, a corvette of the type BSP-500 (based on the Soviet IPC project 1241P) was built.

The basis of the shock power are rocket boats: 8 of the old 205М project, 10 of the modern 1241 project (including the 6 of the 12418 project with the latest URAN anti-ship missiles). In Vietnam, it is planned to build 6 boats of the 12418 project armed with Uranas, and the production of missiles will be localized. Remain in service 5 torpedo boats on hydrofoils project 206M.

Significantly the number of patrol boats: 6 of the newest Russian project 10412, 5 own TT-400ТР (according to the Ukrainian project), 15 Soviet project 1400М, 10 of Australian type "Stolkraft". The Coast Guard: 4 206 old Soviet boats of the project (from the torpedo tubes removed) and 35 own construction (TT 12-120, 14 TT-200, 9 TT-400), 4 patrol ship "Damen-9014» Dutch project.

The Navy comprises 8 of the Soviet minesweepers (4 of the 1265 project, 2 of the 266 project, 2 of the 1258 project) and 5 TDK (3 of the Polish 773 project, 2 of the American LST-542 type).

The naval aviation (including Coast Guard) - 9 basic patrol aircraft (6 Canada DHC-6, 3 Spanish C-212) and 12 helicopters (6 Russian Ka-28, even 2 in storage, 2 Ka-32T, 2 Mi-17 , 2 European EC225).

The coastal defense forces include the coastal defense brigade (2, 101) and the 147 missile and artillery (4, 679, 680, 681). In service is the 685 Division (2 PU) of the Russian Oniki SCRC, a number of other SCRC and guns.

Call of Camrani


In general, the armed forces of Vietnam have significant potential. Nevertheless, they need a radical technical update, especially since the main (if not the only) alleged adversary is the PLA.

Vietnam is our ideal ally due to the long-standing and strong all-round relations between Moscow and Hanoi and the potential of the country's armed forces described above. Our most important foreign policy task for a long time should have been the creation of the military-political bloc Russia-India-Vietnam. New Delhi and Hanoi would go for it with great pleasure, they really need a strong ally against Beijing. Alas, we are imposing a friendship with China on both countries. This led to a certain rapprochement between New Delhi and Hanoi with Washington. Nevertheless, they do not go to a full-fledged union with the United States, realizing that he does not guarantee security at all. On the contrary, Washington can purposefully expose both to the conflict with Beijing in order to "fight with China to the last Indian and / or Vietnamese." Because of this, New Delhi and Hanoi are actively converging, as well as trying to build some kind of alliance with Australia and Japan.

At the beginning of 2000, Hanoi asked Russia to leave Cam Ranh only solely because it stopped seeing a deterrent factor in relation to China. Now Moscow is beginning to woo Hanoi to return to the military base. That would really be very helpful. But the conditions of Hanoi have not changed, and the Vietnamese are absolutely right. Now they themselves are starting to hint at what the Russian ships are ready to see at Cam Ranh.

As in the case of India, our good bilateral relations with Vietnam are sufficiently maintained only in military-technical cooperation. All hope for him so far.
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  1. Enot-poloskun
    Enot-poloskun 25 June 2016 06: 55
    +13
    Vietnam, by the way, has always been a faithful ally of Russia and the USSR. The Vietnamese must be helped to make their armed forces modern.
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 25 June 2016 07: 05
      +7
      Quote: Enot-poloskun
      Vietnam, by the way, has always been a faithful ally of Russia and the USSR.

      The USSR, yes, Russia is not, in the first case the goals were common, in the second they are different, the Russian Federation is "friends" with China, and Vietnam is now "friends" with the United States against China according to TTIP
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 25 June 2016 07: 41
        +9
        The memory of the support of the USSR is still alive, anyway. There was also other support --- the construction of production facilities, including ---- power plants !!!! Yes, what !!!! My grandfather ---- Nikolai Pankov Ivanovich spent more than 10 years in Vietnam at the construction of such facilities, he directed.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 25 June 2016 08: 10
          +9
          And now they are building production facilities in the USA, Korea, and the EU. The same Samsung tech park - 3 lines, 1 is already working (household appliances), the second one is starting this year (smartphones and laptops), the third is contracted + a research center.

          Or Saigon Intel Park - the majority of I5 manufactured in the world is produced there.

          Many factories and large corporations have been opened in recent years, thanks to significant liberalization of the economy and legislation. In fact, Vietnam is now repeating China Deng Xiaoping in industry.
          1. kirgudu
            kirgudu 25 June 2016 12: 43
            +8
            The coolest thing is that only Vietnamese citizens can own factories. That is, the state can find a council for every snickering producer.
            1. Beefeater
              Beefeater 25 June 2016 19: 18
              +1
              Quote: kirgudu
              The coolest thing is that only Vietnamese citizens can own factories. That is, the state can find a council for every snickering producer.

              Is it difficult to find the vice chairman?
          2. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 26 June 2016 10: 27
            +5
            "In fact, Vietnam is now repeating Deng Xiaoping's China in industry." ////

            This is the most effective way for 3rd world countries.
            At the first stage, you invite foreigners to build factories
            and factories. And learn from them.
            On the second - you build such factories by the forces of your own capitalists.
            In the third, you are developing new technologies based on the mastered foreign ones.
            1. Mikado
              Mikado 27 June 2016 14: 06
              0
              Quote: voyaka uh
              "In fact, Vietnam is now repeating Deng Xiaoping's China in industry." ////
              This is the most effective way for 3rd world countries.

              somewhat reminiscent of the NEP, followed by industrialization))
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        2. asadov
          asadov 25 June 2016 19: 14
          0
          I agree, we configured a lot there. But the question. And you are aware of who is currently servicing and modernizing these facilities. France, Germany, Sweden. Ours at one time abandoned this. Many Vietnamese were perplexed at the time. And not only the Vietnamese, but also the Cubans, too. Yes, the memory is still alive, but the sediment also remained ...
          1. zombirusrev
            zombirusrev 25 June 2016 20: 40
            +2
            We sold all who we could, deterrent, if we straighten the brains of the elite, it’s an old-fashioned child, but she persists in her schizoidness.
            1. zennon
              zennon 26 June 2016 10: 25
              0
              Quote: zombirusrev
              We sold all we could

              They sold it? So you got some money? Do you know how many billions of debts we have forgiven for the same Vietnam, Cuba, etc.? Wow sale ...
          2. Monarchist
            Monarchist 26 June 2016 15: 36
            +2
            Alas, the Soviet Union was foolish with Kamran: they built and sold everything to Vietnam for ... 1 symbolic ruble (somewhere in the media there was information) 1 Stupidity. Stupidity 2, but this is personally our fool B.N. add librasts - ** dorasts. I wonder how else our point remained in Syria
      2. Blondy
        Blondy 25 June 2016 10: 46
        +7
        Quote: sa-ag
        The USSR, yes, Russia is not, in the first case the goals were common, in the second they are different, the Russian Federation is "friends" with China, and Vietnam is now "friends" with the United States against China according to TTIP
        .
        It is interesting, but what remains for Vietnam if Russia rushed to intensify friends with its enemy, moreover, a very strong and aggressive enemy, which makes territorial claims to all neighbors.
        1. sa-ag
          sa-ag 25 June 2016 16: 56
          +2
          Quote: Blondy
          I wonder what remains to Vietnam

          Well, actually yes - nothing :-)
    2. zombirusrev
      zombirusrev 25 June 2016 20: 37
      +2
      We ceased to be the USSR for all meanings ... We ourselves would survive with such an extravagant elite!
    3. Akuzenka
      Akuzenka 26 June 2016 21: 48
      -2
      Any whim for their money.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 25 June 2016 08: 16
    +3
    Vietnam is arming with the help of Russia and Israel

    It is also good that at least this direction (of armaments) remains. During the EBN, Russia lost a lot, including strong foreign political and economic ties with many potential allies.
  3. Cartalon
    Cartalon 25 June 2016 08: 28
    +4
    By and large, we should not give guarantees to Vietnam, if the Chinese climb to the southeast these are problems of the USA and India, we should be the third rejoicing.
  4. excomandante
    excomandante 25 June 2016 08: 34
    +9
    "our good bilateral relations with Vietnam are based only on military-technical cooperation" is wrong. Russia is quite successfully developing economic relations with Vietnam in other areas as well. I thought that Vietsovpetro's work was generally known, but it turns out not. So, this joint Russian-Vietnamese oil company provides Vietnam with a third of the foreign exchange earnings of the state budget. As they say, a trifle, but nice. ;)
    1. max73
      max73 25 June 2016 10: 12
      +14
      In winter, he was in Vietnam, talking with people. The Vietnamese value and respect Russia (and the USSR), respect for the Americans, to put it mildly, is not good. Aircraft officer, as I understand it, is one of the most respected and well-paid professions there.
      1. Monarchist
        Monarchist 26 June 2016 15: 41
        +1
        In every society, an officer must be a respected profession.
  5. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 25 June 2016 08: 49
    +15
    Russia should learn healthy pragmatism from Britain.
    .. "We have no eternal allies and we have no permanent enemies; our interests are eternal and constant. It is our duty to protect these interests ... Henry John Temple Palmerstoia (1784-1865)
    The interests of Russia and the Russian people should be above all!
  6. igor67
    igor67 25 June 2016 11: 13
    +2
    There are up to 26 Mi-24D combat helicopters, and six Mi-24A are in storage. Multipurpose and transport helicopters: 4 American UH-1H (plus 6 in storage), up to 46 Mi-8,
    We repaired Mi24A for Vietnam in 87 or 88 I don’t remember, they were in storage at the same time, they gnawed all the wires, the harnesses were completely changed, it was almost 30 years ago, they still haven’t written off
    1. Monarchist
      Monarchist 26 June 2016 15: 56
      0
      Do they have cats or mice more than the Chinese? If so then ... everything that was covered for storage ... with a basin
  7. black
    black 25 June 2016 11: 49
    +12
    But there is only one conclusion. How many do not help, how many debts do not forgive, how many Russian krovushki, on foreign fields, do not spill, and you will not receive gratitude.
    1. Tsoy
      Tsoy 25 June 2016 15: 09
      +3
      The phrase has scored, but Russia has only two allies ...
      1. Monarchist
        Monarchist 26 June 2016 16: 10
        -1
        Just that His Majesty Alexander3 said a clever thing, and the Soviet leaders ... weird were that NS, that L.I., but they could afford to be weird: there was an Empire! Then various Tuskly, Lainen and others were sniffing in a rag. I would like to look at the Poles if they started to destroy monuments! Would such meanness pass away? And the maydauns, wherever they danced. What can I say was the Russian Empire, but its Blank and K. It was the Soviet Empire, but it was under the Christmas tree ..., and M.S. clapped his ears
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 27 June 2016 03: 58
          0
          Quote: Monarchist
          His Majesty Alexander3 smart thing said
          Yes, it is a pity, the Tsar did not figure it out in time, which of the Ulyanov brothers should have been hanged. Sasha is a simple terrorist activist, practitioner, went to the same Shushenskoye, or even went abroad, and he would either have turned his activities there in another direction (they say, he was a promising student), or he could have drunk from idleness, but rather even - in his circles, the marafet was in fashion. But Volodya hit the founding theorists, and such a theoretician and founder ...
  8. Mikhail Matyugin
    Mikhail Matyugin 25 June 2016 12: 00
    +4
    Truly so! It is high time for Russia to stop sponsoring various "friends" who will betray at any opportunity, and to engage in strict observance of its national interests! Finally, be more pragmatic!
  9. Vivan
    Vivan 25 June 2016 14: 23
    +6
    Now the Vietnamese People’s Army is just a pale shadow of that highly capable Vietnamese army that the world knew about 50-40-30 years ago. The lethal mistake of the leadership of Vietnam regarding the army was the permission of the army to engage in the so-called economic construction (but in fact - the transformation of an entire army into a kind of corporation). Generals and colonels at the same time are directors of enterprises, they most often think about the stream of profit in the form of green notes, and not about army construction. Hence, all sorts of fraud - attribution of air raids, deliberate overpricing of the cost of arms purchases, etc. The recent accident of the Su-30MK2 and CASA-212 in the daytime in good weather is evidence of this.
    The situation is deplorable, I tell you.
    1. Pilat2009
      Pilat2009 25 June 2016 16: 14
      +1
      Quote: Vivan
      The recent accident of the Su-30MK2 and CASA-212 in the daytime in good weather is evidence of this.

      It says nothing. In Russia, for example, four falls this year:
      2016

      On March 30, a Su-25 attack aircraft, performing a training flight, crashed while landing in the village of Chernihivka in Primorye. The pilot catapulted. The flight was carried out without ammunition. After a collision with the ground, the plane exploded and a fire broke out. There are no victims on earth.

      On February 29, near the airfield of Budennovsk, Stavropol Territory, during a planned training flight, the Su-25 attack aircraft crashed. The pilot who flew the plane died. The flight was carried out without ammunition. Su-25 crashed in a deserted place, there were no casualties and injuries as a result of the incident.

      On January 25, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the MiG-31 crashed while performing a planned training flight, which was carried out without ammunition. The crew ejected and, after landing, got in touch. There is no destruction on earth.
      + "Knight"
      Last year, even more:

      On October 30, the MiG-31 fighter-interceptor did not get in touch when it returned to the basing airfield in the Kamchatka Territory after a planned training flight. He disappeared from radars 150 kilometers from the airfield of the village of Klyuchi. Rescuers from the air found both pilots on the beacon. Nothing threatened their lives. Later, the pilots were evacuated. The plane burned out.

      On July 14, during a planned training flight 80 kilometers from Khabarovsk, the Tu-95 MS strategic bomber crashed. The flight was carried out without ammunition. The crew left the plane. Two of the seven crew members died on landing.

      On July 6, in the Khabarovsk Territory near the Khurba aerodrome, a Su-24M plane crashed while taking off for a planned training flight. The bomber fell in a deserted place, there is no destruction on the ground. Both pilots died.

      On July 3, the MiG-29 fighter crashed in the Kushchevsky district of the Krasnodar Territory. The pilot catapulted. The plane crashed in a deserted area, there was no destruction on the ground.

      On June 8, during scheduled training flights at the Ukrainka airfield in the Amur Region, during the acceleration, the Tu-95 strategic bomber skidded off the runway. Several crew members, leaving the plane, received injuries of varying severity and were hospitalized. There was no ammunition on board the aircraft.

      On June 4, the MiG-29 fighter, which belonged to the State Flight Test Center named after V.P. Chkalov, crashed near the "Ashuluk" training ground (Astrakhan region) during a training flight. Both pilots successfully ejected.

      On June 4, when approaching an aerodrome in the Voronezh region after a planned training flight, the Su-34 did not open a parachute, the plane rolled out of the runway and rolled over. The crew was not injured. There was no destruction at the scene of the incident, the flight took place without ammunition. http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20150604/1068202902.html

      On February 11, a Su-24 front-line bomber crashed in the Volgograd region near the Marinovka airfield immediately after taking off for weather reconnaissance. Su-24 crashed seven kilometers from the runway. There were two crew members on board. They died.
    2. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 25 June 2016 19: 11
      0
      The PLA also allowed the army to engage in economic activities.
    3. Mikhail Matyugin
      Mikhail Matyugin 25 June 2016 22: 12
      0
      Quote: Vivan
      The situation is deplorable, I tell you.

      Yes, I know that their position is guano. But why ? Because the USSR was over, and with it the constant pumping with new weapons and subsidies, which made it possible to support the army. So the transition to a new type of economic activity is a logical way out. Well, new weapons (and even spare parts) need money.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 26 June 2016 10: 31
        +1
        "Yes, I know that they have a guano position" ///

        Their economic situation is excellent. Industry
        developing at a rapid pace. And there is money.
        Therefore, they are rearmament to the latest systems.
    4. Monarchist
      Monarchist 26 June 2016 16: 13
      0
      In this case, there is no Vietnamese army
  10. Tsoy
    Tsoy 25 June 2016 15: 12
    +1
    New technology is nice, but the worst thing is that all underground paths and communications still exist. In the war with the United States, rat holes played a big role. And we are ready to serve this goal again in the event of another conflict in our own land. Of course, with the current level of technology, it will be easier to deal with them, but for the partisans it is still a good help.
  11. Vasya_kuvalesov
    Vasya_kuvalesov 25 June 2016 15: 33
    0
    Quote: vladimirvn
    Russia should learn healthy pragmatism from Britain.
    .. "We have no eternal allies and we have no permanent enemies; our interests are eternal and constant. It is our duty to protect these interests ... Henry John Temple Palmerstoia (1784-1865)
    The interests of Russia and the Russian people should be above all!


    they have one interest — robbery — a robber cannot be forever a robber — who they used to be — an empire — but who? Just shaved, and even perverts — there is degeneration
  12. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 25 June 2016 16: 03
    +5
    Article plus. But not Vietnam won victories against France, China and the USA, but the USSR!
    Without the USSR in the world, I do not see any military development for Vietnam ... soldier
  13. RoTTor
    RoTTor 25 June 2016 18: 11
    +2
    He studied simultaneously with Vietnamese officers.
    They struck with diligence, discipline, ability to work. Thanks to these qualities, they restored the country after the terrible destruction and turned
    her into a strong and rich. Basically, relying on their own strength.

    They had a slogan: "Excellent student = downed American plane !!
    1. Tsoy
      Tsoy 25 June 2016 18: 16
      +2
      apparently they had many excellent students there)
  14. Raven
    Raven 26 June 2016 02: 07
    0
    and what does the author dislike about the fact that we are trying to make peace? the fool, however, understands that a bad peace between everyone is better than the confrontation between Russia and China - after all, again, the fool understands that neither Vietnam nor India will conflict with China. getting closer to the USA? why not actually ?! sovereign right - not stupid everyone sees. But if China begins to draw closer to the United States? what then will the author say? The USA managed to reconcile all permanent opponents in Europe to NATO, why doesn’t we strive for the same in Asia?
  15. Bongo
    Bongo 26 June 2016 02: 59
    +2
    Khramchikhin, once again before writing the article did not bother to get acquainted with relevant reference material. For anti-aircraft systems, the data are several times overstated. At the moment, almost all S-75М3 air defense systems and most C-125М1 air defense systems have been decommissioned due to the development of the resource.
    1. Monarchist
      Monarchist 26 June 2016 16: 19
      0
      Field Marshal, if you say so, then it is so. I honestly believed the article: I thought the author owns the information.
  16. atamankko
    atamankko 26 June 2016 13: 59
    0
    The fact that the Vietnamese Armed Forces are combat-ready and manageable, no one doubts,
    therefore, relations with Hanoi need friendships.
  17. Yak28
    Yak28 26 June 2016 19: 17
    -1
    The military equipment of Vietnam (as well as North Korea and China) is old and in modern warfare is not dangerous. And to help Vietnam, of course, you still need to fight against the Americans together. By the way, there is not a bad Russian feature film of 4 episodes, about how ours fought in Vietnam. "Another's war" is called
    1. bandabas
      bandabas 26 June 2016 21: 38
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      By the way, there is a good American movie. "Platoon". From one series. And a good director. Take a look.
  18. bandabas
    bandabas 26 June 2016 21: 34
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    "In the early 2000s, Hanoi asked Russia to leave Cam Ranh only and solely because it stopped seeing it as a deterrent towards China." Well no. We left from everywhere, and from the end of the 80s, including our country at the suggestion of the persons who ruled our country at that time. Thank God, now everything is returning to normal. May be, may be.
  19. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 26 June 2016 22: 39
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    High politics, your mother!
  20. dmikras
    dmikras 27 June 2016 08: 04
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    Quote: Nagan
    Quote: Monarchist
    His Majesty Alexander3 smart thing said
    Yes, it is a pity, the Tsar did not figure it out in time, which of the Ulyanov brothers should have been hanged. Sasha is a simple terrorist activist, practitioner, went to the same Shushenskoye, or even went abroad, and he would either have turned his activities there in another direction (they say, he was a promising student), or he could have drunk from idleness, but rather even - in his circles, the marafet was in fashion. But Volodya hit the founding theorists, and such a theoretician and founder ...

    Think carefully about what would change if there weren’t Lenin and the Bolsheviks and no longer write nonsense