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PREMIUM: Vietnam considers US-made basic trainer

8th April 2021 - 20:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The T-6 Texan II is expected to be a strong contender for the US-run RfI for a new Vietnamese trainer. (Gordon Arthur)

Foreign-made platforms will help revolutionise training for the Vietnam People’s Air Force.

Vietnam has been a staunch client of Russian-built military equipment throughout its modern history, but the Southeast Asian nation has been more willing to consider and use US-supplied equipment since Washington lifted an arms embargo in 2016. 

Indeed, the US is in contention to contribute as Vietnam overhauls its pilot ...

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