2nd Russian-built submarine arrives at Vietnam port

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    2nd Russian-built submarine arrives at Vietnam port

    A Kilo-class submarine Russia built for Vietnam arrived at Cam Ranh Bay in the south central province of Khanh Hoa on Wednesday.
    The HQ 183 Ho Chi Minh City, the second of six Kilo-class submarines Vietnam bought from Russia, was carried to the Cam Ranh Port by cargo ship Rolldock Star.
    Russian and Vietnamese experts will work to launch the submarine soon.
    The HQ 182 Hanoi, the first of the six subs, arrived at the Cam Ranh Bay on December 31 last year.
    Russia is scheduled to hand over Vietnam the third vessel, the HQ 184 Hai Phong, in November.
    The six diesel-electric submarines, which are considered improvements over the older Kilo-class, were bought under a US$2-billion deal signed during a visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to Russia in 2009.
    Under the contract, Russia will deliver all by 2016, train Vietnamese crews, and supply necessary spare parts.
    Vietnam this week will send another sailor crew to Russia for training to prepare for the fifth submarine under the contract.

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    Vietnam is doing the right thing by increasing its underwater capability instead of investing in capital ships.

    The underwater capability is more formidable, especially when contending against comparatively superior Navies like China.
     
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    But sir didn't the Germans did the same in he WWii?? But their under water capability was finally over powered by the Air power of the Allies??
     
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    The codes used by the German subs got compromised and so all interceptions gave the Allies leads to destroy the subs.
     
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    The Chinese are good in Espionage too... But if a collective defence treaty gets signed among the SEA nations, then whatever power one nation has will become complimentary in evading the monster!!
     

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