30 Aug '15, 8pm

Vietnam Pushes Modernization as China Challenge Grows

Vietnam Pushes Modernization as China Challenge Grows

Beyond the US, Vietnam has signed a wide number of memoranda of understanding (MoU) and defense cooperation agreements (DCA) with foreign states. These agreements reveal that Vietnam is seeking assistance, services and equipment in six major areas: the storage, maintenance and upgrading of existing military equipment; modernization of platforms and equipment for the Army, Navy and Air Force; modernization of Vietnam’s defense industry; maritime logistics capacity in the South China Sea; mitigating the effects of natural disasters, notably flooding and storm damage, and search and rescue at sea; and training for future involvement in United Nations-endorsed peacekeeping operations, Thayer said.

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/2015/08/30...

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