Russia to hand over first submarine to Vietnam in November

Russia is set to hand over the first of six Project 636 Varshavyanka submarines to the Vietnam Navy in November of this year. The first submarine, built at the Admiralty Shipyard, has successfully passed all tests and is ready for delivery. The remaining five submarines are also set to be delivered over the next few years, with three planned for 2015 and the last two in 2016.

Here are some key takeaways:

  • Russia to transfer first of six submarines to Vietnam Navy in November.
  • Submarines equipped with modern technology for enhanced naval capabilities.
  • Transfer important for regional stability and security in South China Sea.

Modern Technology Equipped for the Vietnamese Navy

These submarines, of the Kilo 636 class, are equipped with modern technology, making them a valuable asset for the Vietnamese Navy. The smooth progress of the submarine manufacturing was confirmed by Mr. Andrey Baranov, the Deputy Director of RUBUN Design Bureau in Russia, in an exclusive interview with the “Kanwa Defense Review” magazine.

The delivery of the first submarine is scheduled for early November, with the final receipt of goods to be signed in January 2014. The submarine will then be sent to Cam Ranh, where the Vietnamese Navy will officially take possession of it.

Significance of the Submarine Transfer for Regional Stability and Security

The transfer of these submarines to the Vietnam Navy is a significant step forward in strengthening their naval capabilities. With the increasing importance of the South China Sea as a global shipping route, having a modern and well-equipped navy has become crucial for the security and stability of the region.

In conclusion, the handover of the first of six Project 636 Varshavyanka submarines to the Vietnam Navy in November is an important event, not just for the two countries, but also for the region as a whole. The modern technology on these submarines will provide the Vietnamese Navy with a much-needed boost in their capabilities, and will contribute to the overall stability and security of the South China Sea.

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