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Vietnam receives first Russian-made T-90S tanks

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The People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) has received the first batch of T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs) from Russia.

At least 32 new MBTs in baseline and command (T-90SK) version of the T-90S were delivered to Vietnam.

In July 2017, the Russian News Agency TASS has announced that Russian Company Uralvagonzavod will supply 64 T-90S main battle tanks to Vietnam.

The T-90S tanks are likely to be used as replacements for the aging T-55s, few of which remain operational. 

The order comes amidst growing focus placed on the country’s air force and navy as Vietnam’s security planners pay ever-increasing attention to China’s actions in nearby waters.

Photo by Nam Đức Bùi

According to the Jane’s, the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) is upgrading its fleet of heavy armoured vehicles.

Hanoi is receiving Russian T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs). “Deliveries of the T-90S/SK MBTs to Vietnam have already begun. The contract is to be implemented before the end of 2019,” a Russian defense industry source told Jane’s.

Photo by Comrade Commissar.

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