Vietnam would like to buy Russian-made T-90 main battle tanks to increase its military power 1001141
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Defence & Security News - Vietnam
|Friday, January 10, 2014 10:14 AM|
|Vietnam would like to buy Russian-made T-90 main battle tanks to increase its military power.|
According to the website Voice of Russia, Vietnam would like to buy Russian-made main battle tank T-90. Vietnam wants to equip its armed forces with modern main battle tanks to response about the increase of military power from its neighboring countries.
Vietnamese armed forces are currently equipped with old tanks delivered by Russia and China, the Russian T-55 and T-62, and the Chinese-made Type 59.
Vietnam doesn’t publicize its defense budget for the recent years as it often considers military activities to be state secrets. The defense budget was last disclosed in the 2009 Defense White Paper, reaching $1.46 billion in 2008, equal to 1.8% of GDP that year.