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Le Hai Phong, 3ème des 6 sous-marins Projet 636 construits par la Russie pour le Vietnam, est arrivé à sa base de Cam Ranh

Le Hai Phong, 3ème des 6 sous-marins Projet 636 construits par la Russie pour le Vietnam, est arrivé à sa base de  Cam Ranh | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Le sous-marin Hai Phong (classe Kilo) a jetté l'ancre mercredi dans le port de Cam Ranh, province de Khanh Hoa (Centre), après un mois et demi de traversée depuis le port russe de Saint-Pétersbourg.
Il s'agit du 3e des six sous-marins de classe Kilo commandés par le Vietnam à la Russie dans le cadre de son plan de modernisation de la Marine populaire du Vietnam.
Ce sous-marin a été transporté par le porteur de colis lourds Rolldock Sea.
D'une longueur de 73,8 mètres et d'une largeur de 9,9 mètres, le sous-marin HQ Hai Phong a un déplacement de 3.000 à 3.950 tonnes et une vitesse moyenne de 20 milles nautiques/heure. Il est capable d'opérer à une profondeur maximale de 300 mètres et bénéficie d'une autonomie de 6.000 à 7.500 milles nautiques et de 45 jours. Son équipage comprend 52 membres.
En 2014, la Russie a remis au Vietnam deux sous-marins identiques, le HQ-182 Hanoi et le HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh-Ville, à la charge de la brigade 189 de la Marine vietnamienne.

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Le missile Klub-S des nouveaux sous-marins Kilo Projet 636 vietnamiens peut frapper la Chine méridionale

Le missile Klub-S des nouveaux sous-marins Kilo Projet 636 vietnamiens peut frapper la Chine méridionale | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

HANOI, -- With an attacking range of 280 kilometers, the Vietnamese navy's 3M-14E Klub-S submarine-launched ballistic missile can be used against China's Hainan and Guangdong provinces when launched from southern Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay, military analyst Andrei Chang, also known as Pinkov, wrote in an article for the Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine based in Canada.
The purchase of 3M-14E ballistic missiles from Russia makes Vietnam's six Kilo-class 636MV submarines more powerful than their Chinese counterparts. Pinkov said the 3M-14E is only allowed to be exported to Algeria, India and Vietnam. It is not allowed to be installed aboard China's Kilo-class MV submarines yet. In a war between China and Vietnam, the Vietnamese navy is very likely to use the submarines in the vanguard against the PLA Navy.
The Vietnamese subs have also undergone a number of modifications to make them quieter. In a potential operation against China's South Sea Fleet based in Zhanjiang in Guangdong, the ballistic missile can be used in coordination with satellites. Compared to China's 3M-54E ballistic missile which has a range of only 220 kilometers, Vietnam's 3M-14E can reach 280 kilometers. This is enough for the People's Navy of Vietnam to attack critical Chinese naval targets in Hainan and Guangdong.
Russia has transferred all technologies Vietnam needs to operate the submarines. Unlike China, Vietnam does not have the tradition of reverse engineering the military hardware it acquires from Russia. Furthermore, Vietnam has India as its major ally in the region. Pinkov said India may provide more assistance to Vietnam than Russia since they operate Kilo-class submarines in waters of a similar temperature. However, a source said that both countries have to send their submarines back to Russia for overhaul.
In addition to Kilo-class submarines, the People's Air Force of Vietnam is likely to deploy its first Su-30MK2 fighters purchased from Russia to Cam Ranh Bay. By 2015, Vietnam is estimated to operate 32 Su-30MK2 in the region. Those fighters can increase Vietnam's force projection capability against China over the disputed Spratly islands.

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#Chine #Vietnam : Sous-marins (et porte-avions), armes stratégiques en Mer de Chine.

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Le sous-marin Projet 636.1"Hải Phòng" construit en Russie chargé sur la barge "Rolling Star" pour rallier le Vietnam

Le sous-marin Projet 636.1"Hải Phòng" construit en Russie chargé sur la barge "Rolling Star" pour rallier le Vietnam | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

being prepared for shipment to the place of their service.
December 4 in St. Petersburg JSC "Admiralty Shipyards" was signed deed of Vietnamese Navy diesel-electric submarine HQ-184 "Haiphong" project 06361.
Submarine HQ-184 "Hải Phòng" or "Haiphong" became the third boat project 06361 as part of the Navy in Vietnam (and simultaneously the 34th boat in this series delivered for export). In accordance with the signed in December 2009 contract, Vietnam, a total of six diesel-electric submarines have to get 06,361 project.
Boat serial number number 01341 was founded 28.03.2012, launched on 28/08/2013 and passed in the Vietnamese Navy 12.04.2014 year.
Vietnamese Navy transport vessels used to deliver built for them on the "Admiralty Shipyards" in St. Petersburg submarines. This is done to reduce the cost of the resource submarines.

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Le Département d'Etat US change la politique d'exportation d'armement vers le Vietnam et espère lui fournir des PATMAR P-3

Le Département d'Etat US change la politique d'exportation d'armement vers le Vietnam et espère lui fournir des PATMAR P-3 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — On President Barack Obama’s first day in Beijing at the start of a weeklong swing through Asia, the US State Department published new language in the Federal Register to reflect a change in its policy to allow exports of lethal defense items to Vietnam.
The changes were first announced in early October when Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met in Washington with National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry.
But the official revision of the State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) didn’t come until Nov. 10.
The notice said that it is “in the best interests of U.S. foreign policy, national security, and human rights concerns that exports of lethal defense articles and defense services to Vietnam may be authorized on a case-by-case basis when in support of maritime security and domain awareness.”
Despite the language about human rights, however, the government of Vietnam maintains a spotty track record in respecting international norms for the treatment of its civilians.
The State Department’s own 2013 annual report on human rights maintained that Vietnam placed “severe government restrictions on citizens’ political rights, particularly their right to change their government.”
Still, experts have said they expect Vietnam to be interested in maritime surveillance aircraft, likely excess P-3 aircraft that the US Navy is looking to retire as it brings more advanced P-8s online, as well as surveillance equipment.
In 2013, Kerry announced an agreement to provide Vietnam with five fast, unarmed patrol vessels.
After spending time in Beijing at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, Obama will travel to Burma and Australia to meet with leaders there.

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Nouvelle étape de partenariat stratégique Inde-Vietnam axé notamment sur la construction navale et l'entrainement des sous-mariniers

Nouvelle étape de partenariat stratégique Inde-Vietnam axé notamment sur la construction navale et l'entrainement des sous-mariniers | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

India and Vietnam are aided by the fact that they had relied heavily on Russian military hardware in the past and have capabilities that can be shared, says a source.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his delegation, on a two-day visit from Monday, will discuss placing orders for offshore patrol vehicles at Indian shipyards using the $100-million line of credit provided by India under a defence agreement.

The latest MoU will further solidify India’s assistance on vessel construction and submarine training to Vietnam’s forces as part of the Strategic Partnership signed between the two countries in 2007.

The agreements for the OVL to prospect in two more fields, along with another MoU for PetroVietnam to prospect for oil off the Indian coast in the Bay of Bengal, will have a geostrategic impact. In September 2011, China issued a demarche to India over Vietnam’s decision to allow the OVL to prospect in blocks number 127 and 128. At the time, India cited Vietnam’s sovereign claims over the blocks.

Asked on Friday about the possibility of China’s objections over agreements during the current visit, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, “Vietnam has offered us some blocks in the South China Sea, we are examining it. If they are commercially viable for us, certainly we will take those into account and proceed further.”

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La Russie livre un engin de débarquement haute vitesse type Dugon (Projet 21820) au Vietnam

La Russie livre un engin de débarquement haute vitesse type Dugon (Projet 21820) au Vietnam | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Ivan Kartzov landing ship launch on 30/09/2013 in shipyards in the Far East Vladivostok (all photos : militaryrussia.ru)
Amphibious ship Ivan Kartzov high speed (280 tons the amount of water displacement) has completed state testing in the Pacific Ocean, near the military port Vladivostok (Russia) and is about to hand over to the Vietnamese Navy, according to Red Star newspaper (Russia) dated 11.9.
This is a lightweight class amphibious ships of project 21820 (code named Sea Cow), with displacement water volume of 280 tons, 45 meters long, 8.5 meters across, a draft of 1.9 m, maximum speed is 35 knots (65 km / h) in 0.75 m high wave mode. Range of class amphibious assault ship is 930 km. Capacity 4 armored vehicles and 40 soldiers. Ship's cargo compartment can accommodate up to 140 tons.

The vessel was launched at the shipyard Date 30/09/2013 Far East in Vladivostok. Initially the ship was designed and built for the Pacific Fleet, the ship was then exported to Vietnam under the 2010 contract.
Ivan Kartzov ship is a close second in this project 21820 to Russia has closed and is for experiment 4 units, including one unit of Vietnam has completed state testing, and 3 assigned to the Baltic Fleet and the Caspian fleet.
A spokesman for the shipyard's Yaroslav Russia, where their three amphibious ships for the Russian Navy 21820, Red Star told that this class amphibious ship maneuver, running very fast and cheaper than Zubr landing hovercraft (type Ukraine sold to China).

The ship is automatically controlled by a computer, just 6 OS, two machine guns armed and shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.
The ship is designed for high-speed running on the sea, with amphibious troops fighting vehicles to wheeled or crawler is not the most convenient beach.


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La Russie en construit aussi pour sa propre Marine qui pourraient même être embarqués sur les BPC Vladivostok (si livraison...) :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/3995420937/2013/01/24/les-3-premiers-engins-de-debarquement-type-dugon-projet-21820-seront-livres-a-la-marine-russe-en-2013-2014


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Discussions d'état-major Vietnam-Etats-Unis : le Vietnam pourrait acquérir un porte-aéronef d'assaut amphibie classe Wasp d'occasion

Discussions d'état-major Vietnam-Etats-Unis : le Vietnam pourrait acquérir un porte-aéronef d'assaut amphibie classe Wasp d'occasion | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Expert: US-Vietnam military relations warming Vietnam was America intentionally offensive weapons
During the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff revealed Martin Dempsey on the 16th visit to Vietnam, the United States in the "near future" to discuss whether to cancel the ban lethal weapons to Vietnam provisions. Military expert Du Wenlong said during an interview with CCTV, said Vietnam needs offensive weapons, thereby improving sea and air forces of neighboring countries deterrent. China Research Institute of International Ruan Zongze that the warming of US-Vietnam military relations between the two countries, the United States marked the further deepening of the South China Sea issue involved.

Vietnam hopes to obtain weapons deterrent from the United States

U.S. arms embargo against Vietnam has experienced a process from tightening to relax. United States arms embargo against Vietnam South Vietnam regime collapse began in 1975, when the Viet Cong seized a large number of American arms left over to South Vietnam, the United States this has been brooding. 1984, Washington formally implemented an arms embargo against Vietnam. However, in recent years the attitude taken by the United States embargo has been softened. In 2007, the United States policy toward Vietnam weapons ban obvious change, the Bush administration revision of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, as the case may allow the sale of non-lethal weapons to Vietnam, but all deadly weapons remains limited. The United States if the "partial lifting of the ban on the sale of lethal weapons", arms exports to Vietnam will further relaxed....


...Du Wenlong noted that the Vietnamese want to get the most air and sea and amphibious equipment. Most Vietnam helicopters currently in use or during World War II and the Vietnam War from the United States seized the UH-1 helicopters, if Vietnam has A-10 attack aircraft and AH-64 "Apache" helicopter gunships, then Vietnam will be the ability to control at low altitude substantial increase in the target for reconnaissance capability will enhance the surrounding seas. In addition, the special needs of amphibious ships in Vietnam to improve amphibious capabilities, such as second-hand "Wasp" class amphibious assault landing craft or other common, with these weapons, the ability to defend and attack capabilities Vietnam vested interests will be greatly improved. Vietnam may also purchase radar, through a wide range of remote surveillance and early warning, raise the South China Sea maritime and aerial reconnaissance capabilities.

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Le mini sous-marin vietnamien Truong Sa va être testé en conditions extrèmes pendant le typhon Rammasun

Le mini sous-marin vietnamien Truong Sa va être testé en conditions extrèmes pendant le typhon Rammasun | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Quoc Hoa, the creator of the Truong Sa submarine, has decided to test the sub during the ongoing Rammasun storm, which is believed to be one of the strongest in history, in order to examine its rescue capabilities under extreme weather conditions. However, some experts believe he is making a mistake.

In May, Hoa said the submarine was ready for a test. The Rammasun typhoon is expected to hit northern provinces of Quang Ninh and Hai Phong on July 19.

“I will go the sea to test the sub when the hurricane rushes in,” Hoa said.

Explaining his decision, Hoa said one of his purposes in designing the sub was to make it capable of joining rescue activities under extreme weather conditions.

“I have worked on many hypothetical situations which I think may happen with the sub and I have drawn up rescue plans in case of emergency. The equipment for maintaining contact between the sub and the mainland is also ready,” he said. “The sub is now in the most perfect condition to operate in a storm”.

Hoa reassured the public that submarines do not sink when their flap-doors are closed, and they can float on water. When the subs dive underwater, they are uninfluenced by wind or storm, because in principle, strong winds can only have influences above water.

“So, I have no worries when testing the sub in the storm,” he said, adding that he is confident about putting the sub in the most severe weather conditions.

However, scientists have advised Hoa against testing Truong Sa sub in the storm.

Phan Boi Tran, the creator of the Yet Kieu submarine, said Hoa should not take risks by going to the open sea on stormy days.

“It’d be better to test the sub’s diving capability in the conditions of normal weather first, and only when everything is okay should he think of testing the sub in bad weather,” Tran said.

“Vietnam every year receives more than 10 typhoons, which means there will be many more opportunities for Hoa to test his sub. So there is no need to be hasty,” he added.

Tran also warned about the problems Truong Sa may meet when going to the open sea in stormy weather.

He agreed that submarines will not be affected by wind and storm when they are underwater. However, he said this is true only when subs are 20-30 meters underwater. He said he did not know whether Truong Sa sub can dive to such a depth.

After the first sea test of the Truong Sa sub failed due to technical problems, Hoa said he had gathered all strength to improve the features of the sub, including the capability of the steering, the movement above and underwater, and the operation of the AIP system (Air-independent propulsion).

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La Russie met en chantier le 6ème et dernier sous-marin conventionnel Kilo Projet 636 pour le Vietnam

La Russie met en chantier le 6ème et dernier sous-marin conventionnel Kilo Projet 636 pour le Vietnam | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The sixth Improved 'Kilo' (Project 636)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) on order for the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy was laid down on 28 May at the Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg, Russia, according to local media reports.

The vessel, Vung Tau , is the final SSK procured from Russia under a 2009 contract worth USD2 billion.

The boats feature six 533 mm tubes that can launch TEST-71 series anti-surface and anti-submarine heavyweight torpedoes.

Unnamed defence officials also told state-run news agency RIA Novosti that the third SSK, Haiphong , is undergoing sea trials while the fourth, Da Nang , was floated out in March. Vietnam commissioned first-in-class Hanoi in January.

All six boats are scheduled for delivery by 2016.

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Nouveaux incidents maritimes entre la Chine et le Vietnam à proximité d'une plate-forme de forage (Le Marin)

Nouveaux incidents maritimes entre la Chine et le Vietnam à proximité d'une plate-forme de forage (Le Marin) | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Le contentieux maritime opposant la Chine et le Vietnam à propos d'un forage pétrolier dans les eaux disputées des îles Paracels ne semble toujours pas en voie d'apaisement. En début de semaine, la Chine maintenait plus de 90 navires de toutes tailles autour de la plate-forme de forage Haiyang Shiyou 981, selon le commandement des garde-côtes du Vietnam. Selon Hanoï, celle-ci est installée à 80 milles à l'intérieur de sa zone économique exclusive (ZEE).

De nouveaux incidents maritimes sont survenus au cours de la journée du lundi 19 mai. Selon les garde-côtes vietnamiens, la Chine use de tous les moyens pour tenter de les intimider. Un avion de combat chinois de type JH-7 a ainsi survolé la zone dans la matinée à basse altitude.

Dans la journée, les navires des garde-côtes vietnamiens se sont approchés de la plate-forme de forage jusqu'à une distance de 6 milles pour exiger son retrait. La réponse chinoise a été de leur envoyer des navires employant leurs canons à eau. Ce type d'incident est désormais récurrent depuis l'arrivée dans la zone de la plate-forme de la compagnie étatique chinoise Cnooc le 1er mai.

Par ailleurs, toujours selon la partie vietnamienne, "des navires de pêche en acier chinois se sont approchés près des bateaux de pêche en bois des pêcheurs vietnamiens, en ayant des velléités de les percuter".

Ce contentieux maritime nourrit le ressentiment anti-chinois au Vietnam qui s'est traduit par de violentes émeutes la semaine dernière. Pékin a décidé d'évacuer plusieurs milliers de ressortissants et a mobilisé dans ce but une demi-dizaine de navires.

Lundi, deux navires ont quitté le port de Vung Ang, à 350 kilomètres au sud de Hanoï,avec un millier de personnes à leur bord. Les violences à Vung Ang ont fait 2 morts et 140 blessés parmi les 3 000 ouvriers chinois participant à la construction d'un complexe sidérurgique appartenant à un groupe taïwanais.

La Chine invoque sa souveraineté sur les îles Paracels pour justifier l'implantation de la plate-forme pétrolière de Cnooc. Pékin a pris le contrôle de ces îles coralliennes inhabitées en janvier 1974 à l'issue d'une bataille navale avec les forces sud-vietnamiennes. Après la réunification du Vietnam, le régime communiste au pouvoir à Hanoï n'a jamais reconnu les prétentions chinoises sur les Paracels.

Un contentieux de même nature existe entre Pékin et Hanoï à propos des îles Spratleys, situées plus au sud. La Chine revendique une ZEE s'étendant à la quasi-totalité de la mer de Chine méridionale au nom de ses droits historiques, ce qui suscite des conflits avec les autres pays riverains.

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Le drapeau vietnamien hissé sur les 2 nouveaux sous-marins Kilo Projet 636 récemment livrés

Le drapeau vietnamien hissé sur les 2 nouveaux sous-marins Kilo Projet 636 récemment livrés | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

La Marine populaire du Vietnam a organisé une cérémonie de hissement du drapeau national sur les deux premiers sous-marins de la classe Kilo, marquant la mise en service officielle de ces bâtiments jeudi dans le port militaire de Cam Ranh, province de Khanh Hoa (Centre).
Cet événement revêt une importance particulière comme il marque un nouveau développement de la Marine populaire du Vietnam en particulier et de l’Armée populaire du Vietnam en général, s’est félicité le Premier ministre Nguyên Tân Dung lors de la cérémonie à laquelle ont assisté l’ancien secrétaire du Parti communiste du Vietnam Lê Kha Phiêu, le vice-Premier ministre et ministre des Affaires étrangères Pham Binh Minh et des dirigeants de certains ministères et localités....

...Le Premier ministre a réaffirmé que la politique de défense du Vietnam est celle de la paix et de l’auto-défense. La modernisation de l’armée du Vietnam est seulement destinée à l’autodéfense et à la sauvegarde des intérêts légitimes du pays. Elle ne vise aucunement un quelconque pays ...

...A ce jour, le Vietnam a pris livraison de deux sous-marins à propulsion diesel-électrique du projet 636 Varchavianka (Improved Kilo, selon le code de l'OTAN). Baptisés HQ-182 Hanoi et HQ-183 Hô Chi Minh-Ville, ces bâtiments appartiennent à la troisième génération de sous-marins.

D'un déplacement en charge de 3.100 tonnes, les submersibles de cette classe ont un déplacement de 2.350 tonnes en surface et de 3.950 tonnes en plongée et une vitesse de 17/20 nœuds. Ils peuvent plonger à 300 mètres de profondeur et sont dotés de torpilles de 533 mm (six tubes), de mines et de missiles de croisière Kalibr.

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Le 2ème sous-marin Kilo Projet 636 (Ho Chi Minh Ville) est arrivé au Vietnam par transporteur maritime

Le 2ème sous-marin Kilo Projet 636 (Ho Chi Minh Ville) est arrivé au Vietnam par transporteur maritime | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh City submarine, the second of six Kilo-class submarines Vietnam has contracted to buy from Russia, entered Cam Ranh Bay in the central province of Khanh Hoa aboard a Dutch heavy lift on Wednesday evening.

>> Kilo-class submarine transferred to Vietnam brigade
The submarine will be towed into the Cam Ranh military port after customs and security procedures are completed, which is expected to take two days. 
It is now on board the Rolldock Star, the heavy lift that left Kaliningrad’s Yantar shipyard in Russia on February 3, which is anchored in the bay in front of the Hoi cape.
This is the second of the six Kilo-class submarines Vietnam is purchasing from Russia under a contract signed in 2009.
The fist submarine,  HQ-182 Hanoi, was transported to Cam Ranh on December 31, 2013.
Vietnam and Russia signed a document at Admiralty Verfi Shipyard on January 16 to confirm that the vessel had successfully passed its technical tests.
The submarine has a load of 2,300 tons and can carry a crew of 57. It can operate at a maximum depth of 300 meters at a range of 6,000-7,500 nautical miles for 45 days and nights.
The vessel is armed with a Klub-S cruise missile system with 3M-54E1 missiles bearing 450-kg warheads that have a firing range of 220 km.
It also has a system of eight Strela-3 anti-aircraft missiles with a firing range of 6 km, six torpedo tubes, and other advanced military equipment.
The flag-raising ceremony for both the first and second submarines is scheduled to take place at the Cam Ranh military port on April 4 of this year.
The third vessel, named HQ-184 Hai Phong, is expected to be delivered to Vietnam this November, and the three remaining vessels will be handed over to the Southeast Asian nation in 2015 and 2016.

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Le design des futures corvettes Damen SIGMA 9814 pour la Marine vietnamienne dévoilé

Le design des futures corvettes Damen SIGMA 9814 pour la Marine vietnamienne dévoilé | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

During Vietship 2014 Nava Exhibition in Vietnam, Dutch shipyard Damen unveiled for the first time the design of the Sigma 9814 Corvette ordered by Vietnam. It was announced in October 2011 that Damen shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands will build four Sigma corvettes for the Vietnamese Navy. The first two ships will be built in Vlissingen (Netherlands), and the last two (options) will be built in Vietnam, under Dutch supervision.

Based on previously published information and from what can be seen on the model shown at Vietship 2014 the new SIGMA 9814 class will be fitted with:
8x MBDA Exocet MM40 Block 3
12x MBDA MICA VL surface-to-air missiles (in VLS)
1x Oto Melara 76mm main gun
2x Oto Melara MARLIN-WS 30mm gun mounts
The corvette will acomodate one anti-submarine helicopters Ka-28. The corvettes are set to receive the latest generation of electronics and sensors from Thales including TACTICOS combat management system, SMART-S Mk 2 radar and STING EO Mk 2 electro-optical fire control system.

Design wise, the new Sigma 9814 differs quite a lot combared to existing Sigma designs (9813, 10513 or 10514) especially around the bridge area. Likewise, the bow appears to be more angled to possibly provide more stealth.

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Dialogue stratégique Inde-Vietnam : le Vietnam devrait acheter 4 patrouilleurs hauturiers de construction indienne

Dialogue stratégique Inde-Vietnam : le Vietnam devrait acheter 4 patrouilleurs hauturiers de construction indienne | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI (PTI): Aiming to deepen bilateral military cooperation, India and Vietnam on Friday held strategic defence dialogue here.
The Vietnamese delegation was led by Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lt Gen Ngyyen Chi Vinh, while the Indian side was headed by Defence Secretary R K Mathur.
Vinh also called on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag.
The annual dialogue comes two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with his Vietnamese counterpart here.
Though defence officials remained tight-lipped about what transpired during the meeting, sources said all issues relating to cooperation in the crucial sector were discussed.
According to official sources, Vietnam has agreed to buy four patrol vessels for its Navy under the Line of Credit Scheme extended by India but is yet to formally identify the shipyard it wants them from.
Vietnam wants the vessel for surveillance off its coast and around its military bases in the Spratly Island chain in the South China Sea where it is building a credible naval deterrent to China with Kilo-class submarines from Russia.
The sources also said that talks are on to train Vietnam Air Force pilots in flying Sukhoi fighters as well.
India is already training Vietnam Navy personnel in operating the Russian-origin Kilo-class submarine among other areas.
India and Vietnam have a long-standing defence relationship but it has been restricted to military exchanges, training, spares and maintenance of military hardware.

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Les chantiers de l'Amirauté à Saint-Petersbourg ont mis à l'eau le Da Nang, 5ème sous-marin Kilo Projet 636 pour le Vietnam

Les chantiers de l'Amirauté à Saint-Petersbourg ont mis à l'eau le Da Nang, 5ème sous-marin Kilo Projet 636 pour le Vietnam | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The fifth submarine of project 636 for the Navy in Vietnam "Da Nang" launched in St. Petersburg "Admiralty Shipyards", said on Monday, "Interfax-AVN" in the Russian shipbuilding industry.

"On the eve of" Admiralty Shipyards "hosted a ceremony launching submarine" Da Nang "built for Vietnam" - a spokesman said. The contract for the supply of Vietnam six diesel-electric submarines of Project 636 was signed in 2009 during the visit to Moscow of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. In addition to the construction of submarines, the contract provides for the training of Vietnamese crews, as well as delivery of the necessary equipment and technical equipment.

The first and second series of Vietnamese boat HQ-182 "Hanoi" and HQ-183 "Ho Chi Minh" in April became part of the 189th Brigade Navy submarine forces in Vietnam. Their delivery to Kamran performed using Dutch lighter carrier. The third submarine project 636.1 "Haiphong" went to the place of home to Vietnam on 12 December.

For crew training Vietnamese submarines in Cam Ranh, with the assistance of the St. Petersburg JSC "Concern" NGOs "Aurora" training center was established. This company designed and developed systems for these five boats, and, in particular, automated information management system "Lama", the control system submarine "Palladium", maneuvering control system "Pyrite".

Diesel-electric submarines of Project 636 refers to the third generation of submarines. These boats have a good modernization potential, allowing them to integrate new weapons, and in particular anti-ship missile system Club, significantly extending the zone of destruction purposes. Due to the ultra-low noise in the West boats of this type are called "black hole".

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Le Haï Phong, 3ème sous-marin du Projet 06362 a été remis hier en Russie à la Marine vietnamienne et va transiter sur la barge "Rolldock Star"

Le Haï Phong, 3ème sous-marin du Projet 06362 a été remis hier en Russie à la Marine vietnamienne et va transiter sur la barge "Rolldock Star" | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Final preparations are underway for the transfer of the third Kilo-class diesel submarine, named "Haiphong", from Russia to Vietnam.
"Haiphong" conducted three phases of underway training for the submarine's future crew in July, August and September. The submarine then conducted two brief underway periods on October 29-November 2 and November 5-10. Over the past month, Admiralty Shipyards completed some final cosmetic touch-ups on the boat in preparation for the official hand-over.
In October, shipyard officials stated that "Haiphong" would depart for Vietnam before December 10. And it looks like that may be close to the truth.
The heavy-lift ship "Rolldock Star" (IMO: 9656498) departed Antwerp, Belgium, at 14:00 GMT today en route to St. Petersburg, where it is expected to arrive at 15:00 GMT on December 8. "Rolldock Star" was used to ferry the second Vietnamese Kilo ("Ho Chi Minh City") from Russia to Vietnam earlier this year. With an approximate six-week transit, the heavy-lift ship should arrive in Cam Ranh Bay in late-February 2015.

Patrick H. 's insight:

cette dépèche annonce la signature de l'acte de transfert :

http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20141205/1036750422.html


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Les 2 prochaines corvettes Gepard 3.9 construites en Russie pour le Vietnam seront dotées d'un nouvel appareil propulsif et d'armes ASM

Les 2 prochaines corvettes Gepard 3.9 construites en Russie pour le Vietnam seront dotées d'un nouvel appareil propulsif et d'armes ASM | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

JAKARTA, November 6. /TASS/. Two Gepard 3.9 class frigates that Russia is building for Vietnam will be delivered to the customer on schedule - in late 2016, a representative of the shipbuilding company told TASS on Thursday at the Indo Defence international exhibition.

“A couple of such frigates were built for Vietnam in earlier, now the second pair is being built that differs in the weapons and military equipment. The delivery deadline is late 2016,” chief engineer of the Zelenodolsk Design Bureau Yevgeny Matveyev said.

The designer said the new frigates for the foreign customer will have, in addition to the surface countermeasure systems, antisubmarine warfare equipment. “To date, there are no factors for non-fulfilment of the obligations, the shipbuilding is going on schedule,” Matveyev said.

The construction of the second pair of the Gepard 3.89 class frigates with antisubmarine weapons for the Vietnamese Navy continues the work of the JSC A.M. Gorky Zelenodolsk Plant within the framework of international military-technical co-operation. The contract on the construction of the first pair of the warships of project 11661 was concluded in 2005. The plant successfully fulfilled all the building stages - the warships were delivered in 2011.

The new pair of frigates differs from the previous ships by antisubmarine weapons and advanced high-performance propulsion system.

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La Marine vietnamienne a commencé les essais à la mer du 4ème patrouilleur classe TT400TP

La Marine vietnamienne a commencé les essais à la mer du 4ème patrouilleur classe  TT400TP | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Images published on Vietnamese internet forums suggest that the Hong Ha Shipbuilding Company in Hai Phong has begun builder's sea trials of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy's fourth TT400TP-class patrol boat.

The vessel (pennant number HQ 275) is reported to have been photographed on the Cam River in early September 2014, with a mix of military and civilian personnel embarked.

According to specifications provided in Vietnamese state media reports on the commissioning of HQ 274, each TT400TP-class vessel is armed with two 14.5 mm air-defence guns, one AK 176 76 mm automatic cannon, and one radar-guided, six-barrelled 30 mm AK 630 close-in weapon system (CIWS) turret.

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L'Inde espère vendre une nouvelle version compacte des missiles anti-navires BrahMos au Vietnam et au Venezuela

L'Inde espère vendre une nouvelle version compacte des missiles anti-navires BrahMos au Vietnam et au Venezuela | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

India hopes to co-develop a new smaller, faster version of its Mach 3-capable BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missile with Russia. The country also hopes to export versions of the missile to other countries such as Venezuela, Vietnam and Indonesia according to Indian press reports.

“We are hoping to sign a tripartite agreement between DRDO [Defence Research and Development Organisation], NPOM lab and BrahMos Aerospace during the planned visit of Russian president in December,” Sudhir Mishra told the Press Trust of India.

The new missile would be roughly half the size of the current BrahMos, which was derived from the Russian NPO Mashinostroyeniya P-800 Onyx. The BrahMos is a 6,600 lbs weapons measuring 27.5ft in length with a 441 lbs warhead. There are versions that can be launched from the sea, air or land.

Compared to the older variant, the new smaller version of the BrahMos would not only be faster at Mach 3.5, it would not sacrifice much in terms of range. It is expected to have a range of around 162 nautical miles. The original BrahMos is thought to have a range of anywhere between 162 nautical miles and 270 nautical miles.

Both versions of the BrahMos will be available for sale to third parties. India is expected to sign a pact with Vietnam to supply defense equipment later this month. Meanwhile, India already has an existing defense ties with Indonesia.

The U.S. Navy considers the BrahMos missile, which is one of the fastest anti-ship missiles currently in existence, to be a particularly dangerous threat.

Part of the reason for that is the BrahMos missile’s particular flight path on terminal approach, but naval sources would not elaborate to USNI News.

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Le 3ème sous-marin vietnamien Projet 636 construit en Russie sera livré à la base de Cam Ranh en fin d'année 2014

Le 3ème sous-marin vietnamien Projet 636 construit en Russie sera livré à la base de Cam Ranh en fin d'année 2014 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The third diesel-electric submarine (SSK) Project 636, built in St. Petersburg Admiralty Shipyards for Vietnamese Navy in late 2014 will be delivered at the point of bases in Cam Ranh Bay, according to Interfax-Military News Agency, citing a source in the Russian shipbuilding industry.
"Currently, the third boat export series is working out the program of ship crew practice customer. This - the second stage of the marine part of the training. The first successfully completed 1 to July 20 in the area of the island of Hogland. During the first phase of the boat held submerged 57 hours, "- said the agency interlocutor.
According to him, 20 August boat will return to the factory, and then again after 10 days will be released into the sea. "In November, she will be transferred to the customer," - he said. The fourth boat series recently came to the factory sea trials.
According to the plan is the construction of the fifth and sixth corps. "Launching of the sixth boat series is scheduled for September next year," - said the agency interlocutor.
The first and second series of the Vietnamese boat HQ-182 "Hanoi" and HQ-183 "Ho Chi Minh City" in April became part of the 189th Brigade Navy submarine forces in Vietnam. Delivery to Kamran accomplished by the Dutch LASH.
Contract to supply Vietnam six diesel-electric submarines of Project 636 was signed in 2009 during the visit to Moscow by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. In addition to the construction of the submarines contract provides for the training of Vietnamese crews, as well as supply of necessary equipment and technical equipment.
Project 636 diesel-electric submarine is the third generation of submarines. These boats have a good modernization potential, allowing them to integrate new weapons, and in particular, anti-ship missile complex Club, significantly expanding the zone of destruction purposes. Due to the ultra-low noise in the West boats of this type are called "black hole".

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Vietnam : première mise à l'eau pour 2 nouvelles corvettes lance-missiles classe Molniya construites localement sous licence russe

Vietnam : première mise à l'eau pour 2 nouvelles corvettes lance-missiles classe Molniya construites localement sous licence russe | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

PANO – The Ba Son Shipyard under the General Department of Defence Industry on June 24th successfully launched two high-speed missile ships, designated M3 and M4, for the Vietnam People’s Navy.

The ships with modern weapons and equipment will help the Vietnam People’s Navy increase combat strength and firmly protect the national sovereignty over sea, islands and exclusive economic zone.

Previously, the shipyard launched the two ships of the same kind for the Navy.

Patrick H. 's insight:

La construction avait débuté en juin 2013 :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4003264714/2013/06/14/le-vietnam-commence-la-construction-de-la-3eme-corvette-lance-missiles-projet-12418-type-molnya

Les caractéristiques de cette classe de corvettes d'origine russe :

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/row/rus/1242.htm

 

Elles sont principalement porteuses de 16 Uran-E SSN-X-25 Switchblade

Des essais de missiles Uran ont été effectués sur les 2 premiers exemplaires en mai 2014 :

http://www.asiandefencenews.com/2014/05/vietnam-test-fired-uran-missile-on-two.html


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Patrick H. 's insight:

La construction avait débuté en juin 2013 :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4003264714/2013/06/14/le-vietnam-commence-la-construction-de-la-3eme-corvette-lance-missiles-projet-12418-type-molnya

Les caractéristiques de cette classe de corvettes d'origine russe :

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/row/rus/1242.htm

 

Elles sont principalement porteuses de 16 Uran-E SSN-X-25 Switchblade

Des essais de missiles Uran ont été effectués sur les 2 premiers exemplaires en mai 2014 :

http://www.asiandefencenews.com/2014/05/vietnam-test-fired-uran-missile-on-two.html

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La Russie met en chantier un 6ème sous-marin type Kilo Projet 636 pour la Marine vietnamienne

La Russie met en chantier un 6ème sous-marin type Kilo Projet 636 pour la Marine vietnamienne | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

ST. PETERSBURG, May 28 (RIA Novosti) – The final Kilo-class Project 636 diesel-electric submarine for the Vietnamese navy under a 2009 contract was laid down Wednesday in St. Petersburg, a defense industry source told RIA Novosti.

"Today, we had the ceremony of laying down the sixth submarine for Vietnam. This is the latest submarine in this series," the source said.

Under the $2 billion contract, two submarines have already been delivered to Vietnam, the third is undergoing sea trials, a fourth was floated out in late March, and the fifth and sixth are now under construction.

"Two submarines have already been transferred to the Vietnamese Navy, the third is to be transferred this year and the remaining three in 2015-2016," according to the source.

The vessels are built at the Admiralty Shipyards, a leading enterprise of the Russian shipbuilding industry and part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. Its military products include warships, especially nuclear and diesel-powered submarines, and large auxiliary vessels.

The $2 billion contract for the supply of six improved Kilo-class submarines to Vietnam was signed in 2009. The submarines will be armed with Club-S anti-ship missiles. The noise level of these submarines is considered the lowest among all Russian vessels.

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Le Vietnam va armer ses nouvelles frégates Gepard 3.9 (Projet 11661) avec des systèmes d'armes CIWS russes Palma

Le Vietnam va armer ses nouvelles frégates Gepard 3.9 (Projet 11661) avec des systèmes d'armes CIWS russes Palma | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy will equip its third and fourth Russian-built Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661) light frigates with the Palma close-in weapon system (CIWS), Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau confirmed in a statement issued 22 April.

The PAVN is scheduled to take delivery of the vessels, reported to be anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variants, in 2017. The first two ships in class, Dinh Tien Hoang and Ly Thai Ho , were commissioned in March and August 2011 respectively and loaded with a similar CIWS.

The Palma CIWS consists of Sosna-R hypersonic surface-to-air missiles, two six-barrel AO-18KD 30 mm automatic cannons and the 3V-89 electro-optical multichannel electronic countermeasures resistant fire-control system. The principal control system is electro-optic with radar back-up.

According to company literature, the system can engage six targets at up to 8 km simultaneously depending on the number of firing modules installed. The manufacturer indicates a gun kill envelope of 0.2 to 4 km to an altitude of 3,000 m and a missile kill envelope of 1.6 to 10 km to an altitude of 5,000 m.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Une fiche technique des CIWS Kashtan et Palma :

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/east-european-navies-vessels-ships-equipment/russian-navy-vessels-ships-equipment/weapons-a-systems/123-kashtan-kashtan-m-kashtan-lr-cads-n-1-close-in-weapon-system-ciws-.html


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Nouvelles brèves de l'actualité navale russe

Nouvelles brèves de l'actualité navale russe | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it


Le quatrième sous-marin classique (Projet 636M) construit par la Russie pour le Vietnam sera mis à l'eau au chantier naval de l'Amirauté (St Pétersbourg) le 28 mars prochain. (flotprom)

Les navires russes opérant en Méditerranée au 26 mars sont :

Le croiseur nucléaire lance-missiles Pierre le Grand (fl. du Nord), le porte-avions Amiral Kouznetsov (fl. du Nord), le grand navire de lutte ASM Amiral Levtchenko (fl. du Nord), le grand navire de débarquement Olenegorsky Gorniak (fl. du Nord), le navire de renseignement Amiral Fedor Golovin, les remorqueurs Altaï et Nicolaï Tchiker, et les tankers Sergei Osipov et Kama. (flot.ru)

 


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Le Vietnam commande 2 nouvelles corvettes Gepard 3.9 de construction russe pour une livraison début 2017

Le Vietnam commande 2 nouvelles corvettes Gepard 3.9 de construction russe pour une livraison début 2017 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

VietNamNet Bridge - The Russian Gorky Shipyard will build and hand over two additional Gepard-class frigates to the Vietnam People's Navy by 2017, the Itar-Tass news agency reported on February 26.

This brings the cumulative number of frigates that Vietnam has contracted for with the shipyard as part of a restocking Gepard-3.9 project to six.

Itar-Tass quoted a shipyard spokesperson as saying engineers are putting the finishing touches to the manufacture of the hull.

Following the installation of technical positioning and other electronic components they will begin trial runs in the Baltic Sea and should be ready for delivery in early 2017, the news agency reported.

Vietnam received two first Gepard-class frigates from Russia in 2011 under a contract signed in 2006.

It signed another contract for two more such vessels in 2013, and the manufacture is on the right track.

Patrick H. 's insight:

La construction des exemplaires 3 et 4 avait commencé en 2013 ;

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4008155877/2013/09/24/la-russie-met-en-chantier-2-nouvelles-fregates-type-gepard-pour-la-marine-vietnamienne


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