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Vietnam orders T-90 tanks from Russia

25th July 2017 - 09:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Vietnam has ordered 64 T-90S/SK main battle tanks (MBT) from Russia, the culmination of months of speculation as the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) sought to upgrade its tank fleet. 

The acquisition, estimated at about $250 million, will be funded via credit extended by Russia. The first deliveries are expected this year, according to a TASS report.

State-run news organisations in Vietnam confirmed the news on 21 July, quoting Russian defence officials present at the MAKS air show in Moscow.

The proposed purchase first came to light last year when a UralVagonZavod investor report listed ‘a contract with…Contractor ...

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