Moscow, KOMPAS.com - Vietnam continued to fix military fleet strength. In the near future they will buy buy submarines and fighters from Russia.
Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyễn Tấn Dũng told reporters in Moscow, Tuesday, explaining Vietnam has signed a contract for the purchase of submarines and aircraft with Russian arms exporter, Rosoboronexport.
Interfax news agency quoted sources as saying that not be named, said Russia plans to sell Vietnam six diesel-powered submarines of type 636 or better known as the NATO code "Kilo", with prices around approximately $ 2 billion.
It is said, after purchasing the vessel, they will build a shipyard in St. Petersburg. Russian government spokesman declined to comment on. Interfax quoted Russian officials unnamed others who said, both sides also discussed a deal sending eight Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter jets to Vietnam.
The official told Interfax, Vietnam could buy 12 more aircraft of this type, with a total value of approximately $ 600 million. Procurement these weapons by Vietnam, by a number of parties allegedly related to the dispute of sovereignty in the South China Sea is increasing.
Vietnam, China and other countries claim the region for a long time vietnam East Sea, which contain oil and gas rich like Spratly and Paracel Islands.