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jeudi 16 février 2017

First missile exports, India to sell surface-to-air Akash missiles to Vietnam

After sale of Interceptor boats to Vietnam, India will now be selling DRDO made Akash missiles to Vietnam, a move that may not please China that has been locked in a territorial dispute with Hanoi in the South China Sea

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mercredi 18 janvier 2017

South China Sea: Japan to supply new patrol boats to Vietnam

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday promised Vietnam six new patrol boats during a visit to the Southeast Asian country locked in a dispute with China over the busy South China Sea waterway.

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mercredi 11 janvier 2017

China likely to pressure Vietnam leader to stop missile deal with India

Vietnam leader Nguyen Phu Trong, who arrives in Beijing on Thursday, will be under pressure to call off reported negotiations with India for purchase of a missile system, sources said.

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lundi 9 janvier 2017

Why Vietnam has turned Its strategic attention to the sea

Vietnam’s strategic turn toward the South China Sea presents a series of challenges for the country’s defense planners.

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dimanche 18 décembre 2016

Lawrence Colburn dies at 67; helped end Vietnam's My Lai massacre

Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by U.S. troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67.

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Third US Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port

A third U.S. Navy ship visited Vietnam’s newly-opened port facility in the Southeast Asian state in a reminder of the ongoing collaboration between the two countries in the maritime realm.

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jeudi 8 décembre 2016

Why did a Philippine warship Visit Vietnam’s Cam Ranh bay?

The two strategic partners continue to strengthen their defense ties in the maritime realm.

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mardi 6 décembre 2016

Eye on China, India to train Vietnam fighter pilots

Indians will begin training Vietnamese fighter pilots on its Sukhoi-30MKI "air dominance jets" from next year onwards, much like it has been teaching sailors from the country for operations on board Kilo-class submarines for the last three years.

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samedi 22 octobre 2016

Meet the creator of Vietnam’s steel-piercing bullet

The first steel-piercing bullet to be developed in Vietnam is ready for mass production after being designed by a military technology official and his team.

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vendredi 21 octobre 2016

Chinese navy ships make first port call at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay amid South China Sea dispute

Three Chinese navy ships will make their first port call at Vietnam’s strategic Cam Ranh Bay this weekend – just as the two countries are locked in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

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dimanche 16 octobre 2016

A Vietnam ‘Base’ for Russia ?

A closer look at reports of Moscow potentially reopening a ‘base.’

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samedi 15 octobre 2016

Vietnam says no to foreign military base on its soil

Vietnam said on Thursday it would not allow other countries to set up military bases there, just days after Russia said it was considering reopening Soviet-era bases in Vietnam and Cuba.

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samedi 8 octobre 2016

Russia mulls resuming military presence in Vietnam

Russia is eyeing the prospects for reestablishing a military presence in Vietnam, where a major Soviet naval base was once located, Russia’s Tass news agency reported Friday, citing a senior defense official.

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mercredi 5 octobre 2016

U.S. warships dock in Vietnam

USS Frank Cable and USS John S. McCain arrived at Cam Ranh Bay naval base on Sunday

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dimanche 2 octobre 2016

US, Vietnam Boost Naval Cooperation with NEA 2016

Washington and Hanoi kick off the seventh iteration of their naval engagement activity.

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mercredi 10 août 2016

Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed S.China Sea

Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials.

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mardi 5 juillet 2016

Vietnam protests against chinese drills in South China sea

Vietnam has protested against a Chinese military drill in the contested South China Sea and has demanded that China stop the actions it says are a threat to security and maritime safety.

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mardi 14 juin 2016

Vietnam searches for missing Sukhoi jet

A Russian-made Vietnamese fighter jet was missing on Tuesday after disappearing off the radar during a training flight along the central part of the country’s South China Sea coastline, a military official said.

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samedi 4 juin 2016

India to overlook Chinese objections, sell BrahMos missiles to Vietnam

The Modi government has cleared sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to Vietnam.

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vendredi 3 juin 2016

Why Vietnam wants US weapons

As US President Barack Obama announced the lifting of the decades-long embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, he seemed at pains to explain the decision "was not based on China or any other considerations".

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lundi 2 mai 2016

French warship visits Vietnam's Cam Ranh bay

Amphibious assault ship stops by Vietnam’s newly-opened international port.

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vendredi 29 avril 2016

Pentagon chief would back lifting restrictions on U.S. arms to Vietnam

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday he would support lifting restrictions on the sale of weapons to Vietnam, in the latest sign of thawing ties between former enemies whose focus has shifted in recent years to China's military buildup.

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dimanche 24 avril 2016

The South China sea: Vietnam's limited diplomatic options

Russia, the United States, Japan — who can help Vietnam square off against China ?

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mercredi 13 avril 2016

Japanese Destroyers Visit Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay in Historic Move

The two countries record another first in their burgeoning defense relationship.

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samedi 2 avril 2016

U.S. plans third patrol near disputed East Vietnam Sea islands

The U.S. Navy plans to conduct another passage near disputed islands in the East Vietnam Sea in early April, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday, the third in series of challenges that have drawn sharps rebukes from China.

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jeudi 31 mars 2016

Will Vietnam buy a squadron of russian Su-35 fighter jets ?

Hanoi is purportedly interested in acquiring around a dozen Russian Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighter jets.

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dimanche 20 mars 2016

Vietnam’s quest for a greenwater navy

Despite the recent headlines, Vietnam still has a lot of ground to cover to establish a revitalized and balanced navy.

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mardi 23 février 2016

Vietnam now world’s eighth largest arms importer

Hanoi emerges as one of the globe’s top importers amid regional tensions.

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vendredi 19 février 2016

Vietnam slams China over ‘violation’ of sovereignty

Vietnam lodged a formal protest with China and the United Nations chief on Friday, saying it was “deeply concerned” over Beijing’s apparent deployment of an advanced surface-to-air missile system on a disputed island in the South China Sea.

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mercredi 10 février 2016

Vietnam says Pyongyang’s ballistic missile launch heightens tension

Vietnam has expressed its worry about the latest missile launch by North Korea notwithstanding UN resolutions and the international community’s criticism.

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