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‘Black Holes’ in the South China Sea: Vietnam Commissions 2 New Attack Submarines
March 01, 2017

‘Black Holes’ in the South China Sea: Vietnam Commissions 2 New Attack Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Vietnamese Navy commissioned the last two of six Russian-made diesel electric attack submarines this week.

Vietnam Now World’s Eighth Largest Arms Importer
February 23, 2016

Vietnam Now World’s Eighth Largest Arms Importer

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Hanoi emerges as one of the globe’s top importers amid regional tensions.
How Will New Subs Affect Vietnam's South China Sea Strategy?
February 16, 2016

How Will New Subs Affect Vietnam's South China Sea Strategy?

By Nam Nguyen
New subs might not be enough for Vietnam to defend its South China Sea claims.

Vietnam Gets Fifth Submarine from Russia
February 10, 2016

Vietnam Gets Fifth Submarine from Russia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Another one of Hanoi’s six Kilo-class subs arrives.

Vietnam to Get Fifth Kilo Submarine from Russia in Early 2016
December 22, 2015

Vietnam to Get Fifth Kilo Submarine from Russia in Early 2016

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Another one of Hanoi’s Kilo-class subs is expected to arrive soon.

Indonesia to Buy New Submarines from Russia
September 25, 2015

Indonesia to Buy New Submarines from Russia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Officials remain bullish about purchase in spite of budget cuts.

Vietnam Commissions Two New Subs Capable of Attacking China
August 06, 2015

Vietnam Commissions Two New Subs Capable of Attacking China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Armed with land-attack cruise missiles, these two new vessels could cause major headaches for China's naval forces.
Vietnam Gets Fourth Submarine from Russia amid South China Sea Tensions
July 01, 2015

Vietnam Gets Fourth Submarine from Russia amid South China Sea Tensions

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Another one of Hanoi’s Kilo-class subs arrives.

Vietnam’s Navy Adds 2 Russian-Design Missile Ships
June 03, 2015

Vietnam’s Navy Adds 2 Russian-Design Missile Ships

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Hanoi’s maritime capabilities get another boost.

Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China
April 30, 2015

Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Hanoi is the first Southeast Asian nation arming its submarines with land attack cruise missiles.

Can Vietnam’s Maritime Strategy Counter China?
September 29, 2014

Can Vietnam’s Maritime Strategy Counter China?

By Carl Thayer
Just how developed and credible is Vietnam's counter-intervention strategy?
Vietnam's China Challenge: Making Asymmetric Deterrence Work
September 09, 2014

Vietnam's China Challenge: Making Asymmetric Deterrence Work

By Ankit Panda
With its new Kilo-class subs, Vietnam will implement an asymmetric area denial strategy against China.

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