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In 1975, the armed forces of the Socialist
Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam People’s Army) defeated the Republic of Vietnam, capturing
Saigon and putting to end nearly thirty years of civil war. The victory came 3 years after the United
States, unwilling to pay the price of continued engagement, left the war. In 1979, the People’s Republic of China
invaded Vietnam in an effort to punish Hanoi for its actions in Cambodia, and for its association
with the Soviet Union. The war lasted a month, with Chinese forces
leaving after heavy losses and without achieving any strategic objectives. In short, the Vietnam People’s Army has
a history of success. Today, Sino-Vietnamese relations are again
hitting a low point with escalation of tension due to South China Sea dispute. In this video, we will look into 5 weapons
that Vietnam can use to block any aggression from China. Vietnam has 11 Sukhoi Su-27, and 35 Sukhoi
Su-30MK2. In addition to defensive air-to-air missions,
these aircraft can strike Chinese land and sea targets with long-range, precision missiles
& bombs. The Flankers are heavy, fast, and deadly and
will be in the frontline of Vietnam’s defense. V.P.A.F (Vietnam People’s Air Force ) will be able to use its sophisticated
Flankers to good defensive advantage against overstretched Chinese forces. If operated with correct tactics these aircraft
will be able to prevent China from gaining air dominance over Vietnam. Vietnam operates 3 Gepard class frigates,
and 1 more is on way. Gepard class frigates received from Russia
are designed to engage surface ships, submarines and air targets, both independently and as
part of a task force. It can also perform escort and patrol tasks. It is fitted with an enhanced anti-submarine
warfare suit, including two twin 533 mm torpedo tubes, depth charges, and an RBU-6000
12-barreled anti-submarine rocket launcher. The 1,500-ton Gepard-class frigates is also
armed with the Uran-E ship borne missile system, firing Kh-35E anti-ship missiles, a 76.2 mm
AK-176M gun, & 2 fully-automated AK-630M, 30 mm gun systems, used for protection against
enemy anti-ship missiles It can also carry a Ka-28 or a Ka-31 Helix naval helicopter. Gepard class ships will be especially useful
in preventing Chinese naval blockade. Vietnam has acquired 5 improved Kilo class
submarines & 1 is on order. The submarines are part of a deal Vietnam
reached with Russia’s Admiralty Shipyards for 6 Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines
for $2 billion back in 2009. Under the agreement, signed during Prime Minister
Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to Moscow that year, Russia agreed to provide the submarines, train
Vietnamese crews, and supply necessary spare parts. Analysts agree that the P L A N has yet to
work out the most important problems with anti-submarine warfare. CHINA’s undersea
fleet is optimized for attacks against surface ships, not fighting enemy subs. The Kilo-class
submarines are considered to be one of the quietest diesel submarines in the world, and
are designed for anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface-ship warfare. These will enable
Vietnam to inflict major damage in case of conflict. The P L A A F hasn’t flown against an integrated,
sophisticated air defense system. Using the air force against Vietnam will require the
Chinese to suppress or avoid Vietnamese air defenses. Suppression of air defenses, are
among the most organizationally and individually demanding missions than an air force can undertake.
The most advanced system in the Vietnam’s air defense network is the S-300. It can track
and engage dozens of targets at ranges of up to seventy-five miles. Additional point-defense
systems can protect the S-300 themselves from attack. Used in conjunction with the fighters
of the Vietnam’s air force, the SAM network would make it very difficult to carry out
a concerted air campaign against Vietnam . Today, Vietnam can launch cruise missiles
from aircraft, surface ships, submarines, and shore based platforms. This is the most
important part of Vietnam’s ANTI-ACCESS AND AREA DENIAL strategy. In combination,
these missiles could attack Chinese ships from multiple, unexpected vectors in order
to overwhelm the shipboard air defense systems. Vietnam already operates the P-800 Onyx surface-to-surface
cruise missile, intended for coastal defense. It is a Mach 2.5 missile with a 290 km range
and a 250kg warhead, the Onyx can give any Chinese warship a very bad day. Vietnam had been eyeing Brahmos missile for
over five years now but the UPA government had been reluctant to give the nod fearing
Chinese objections. China objected to the sell as being destabilizing.
Prime Minister Modi and his team of advisers have essentially turned that thinking on its
head, concluding that stronger defense relationships with the U.S., Japan, and Vietnam actually
put India on stronger footing in its dealings with China. To take on China’s increasing
aggressive behavior in Asia, the Modi government has cleared sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise
missile to Vietnam. In June this year, India was granted membership
to the Missile Technology Control Regime. The MTCR membership further strengthens India’s
legitimacy for the sale of missile technology to other countries. While the current BrahMos launch vehicles
are surface and aircraft based, India is testing a submarine-launch version that could conceivably
be used in Vietnam’s Kilo-class submarines. BRAHMOS is the fastest SUPERSONIC CRUISE missile
in the world. It has a range of 295 KM and travels at SPEED OF 2.8 TO 3.0 MACH. Chinese
have no defense against this, and hence Brahmos will make all the surface ships of Chinese
navy venerable.


  1. God always gave favour to the small but righteous one, like David vs Goliath.God down the aggressor china and spare Vietnamese people and Pilipino people.

  2. VN get out from the south back to your own country in the North. VN and China stop claimed South China Sea and south VN and destroying natural resources and killing suffering indigenous peoples in the south VN.
    Give back freedom to Champa and Khmer krom people and we don’t want or live you both.

  3. Fake CIA-link news. So what?? 1 thing, Vietnam never buy from enemy AmeriKKKan spy-weapons. Don't interfere & instigate in China-Vietnam friendly relationships. Vietnam also know China is a nuclear power with nuclear warhead missiles. China only target War-mongger trouble maker USAss & lap-dogs in SCS.

  4. In 1979 China did annex some of Vietnam's territory. The Vietnamese did give the Chinese a good bloody nose. It's pronounced sweet, not soot. suite vs suit.

  5. The US unwilling? LOL!
    Never mind, the US lost the war due to political reasons, hence the war ceased. It's been over forty years, it's time for Vietnam and the US to work together to keep the peace in the South China Sea.

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