HANOI (HQ-182) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Submarines

Country of Origin: Vietnam

Reports emerged in 2009 that Vietnam had agreed in principle to a deal with Russia for six KILO-class (Project 636) diesel-electric fast attack submarines. In August 2011, Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh confirmed that the Vietnamese navy would have a modern fleet of six KILO-class submarines within the following five or six years. The Project 636 design is an overall improvement to the Russian Project 877 series that had been offered for foreign sale since 1993. The...


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