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EW Singapore: Vietnam introduces indigenous radar

11th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Vietnam, typically dependent on Russian military technology to equip its armed forces, recently unveiled a new indigenous 2-D UHF radar system known by the nomenclature VRS-2DM.

This truck-mounted radar designed to detect low-level aerial targets is destined to serve in the Vietnam People’s Air Force, with an initial training course concluding at the Air Force Academy on 19 October.

The new radar was developed by the Viettel Group, a Vietnamese state-owned telecommunications company, although the prototype was based on the Russian P-19 system. 

Given that the P-19 entered Russian service back in 1974, its foundational technology is not particularly advanced.

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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