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Vietnam's six Kilo-class submarines in close up

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 Vietnam has so far received six 636 kilo-class submarines from Russia to modernise and enhance the capacity of its navy forces to defend the country's territorial waters.


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The High Command of Vietnam People’s Navy hosted a ceremony to receive the HQ 182-Hanoi submarine at Cam Ranh port in coastal Khanh Hoa province on January 15, 2014. 






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The acquisition of the submarine is part of government plans to build an elite people’s army meeting higher requirements of national construction and defence.






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The second Kilo-class submarine HQ 183 Ho Chi Minh arrived at Cam Ranh Port on March 22, 2014.






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Heavy-lift vessel Rolldock Storm carrying HQ 183 Ho Chi Minh anchored at Cam Ranh Port sending it to Cam Ranh military port.






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The Vietnam People’s Navy hosted a flag-raising ceremony for two new Kilo-class submarines at the military port on April 3, 2014.






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The third Kilo-class submarine HQ-184 HaiPhong arrived at Cam Ranh Port on January 31, 2015.







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The third Kilo-class submarine HQ-184 HaiPhong arrived at Cam Ranh Port on January 31, 2015.






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Heavy lift vessel Rolldock Storm carrying the fourth Kilo-submarine named HQ-185 Khanh Hoa entered Cam Ranh Port on June 30, 2015.






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A flag-raising ceremony for HQ-184 Hai Phong and HQ-185 KhanhHoa was held at Cam Ranh Military Port on August 1, 2015.





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The fifth Kilo-class submarine HQ-186 Da Nang arrived at Cam Ranh Port on February 2, 2016.





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Heavy-lift vessel RollDock Storm carrying the last submarine HQ-187 Ba Ria-Vung Tau entered Cam Ranh Port on January 20.





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Russia signed a contract to supply six 636 Varshavyanka Kilo-class submarines worth US$2 billion for Vietnam People’s Navy in 2009. The contract included crew training and supply of necessary equipment.




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