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Vietnam could arrive soon in second position after India for the volume of the purchases of Russian armaments, entrusted the vice-director of the Center of analysis of the strategies and technologies (CAST) Konstantin Makienko this 10 February 2010, to the Russian press agency RIA Novosti. India, Algeria and China are currently the largest purchasers of Russian armaments. “The contract of 4 billion dollars concluded in 2009 on the purchase from six submarines and construction from infrastructures for their exploitation in the old Russian naval base Camwood Ranh, as well as the contract of a billion dollar signed last week for the purchase of 12 fighting aircrafts SU-30MK2 make it possible to affirm that Vietnam east comes from there to become the second Russian purchaser of armaments after India”, M.Makienko indicated. “According to the analysts, since 2011-2012, Vietnam will buy Russian weapons for 1 billion dollar per year”, he specified. The expert stated that in 2009, Hanoï had acquired Russian armaments for an amount higher than any other country of the world. In addition to the six diesel-electric submarines and the naval Camwood Ranh infrastructures, it also ordered eight fighting aircrafts SU-30MK2 for approximately 400 million dollars. SU-30MK2 is a general-purpose two-seater fighting aircraft intended to destroy air, ground and maritime targets, to carry out reconnaissance missions and to train pilots.Vietnam could arrive soon in second position after India for the volume of the purchases of Russian armaments, entrusted the vice-director of the Center of analysis of the strategies and technologies (CAST) Konstantin Makienko this 10 February 2010, to the Russian press agency RIA Novosti.

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