Vietnam publicly showcases modern weapons
The Hanoitimes - The exhibition displays modern weaponry, marking a rare move in the country in which military issues have not been normally publicized.
Different kinds of weapons are being showcased at a military exhibition taking place in Thai Nguyen – a province north of Hanoi.
|Exhibition takes place in Thai Nguyen|
Held by the Ministry of National Defense, the exhibition marks the participation of 160 units with more than 300 booths which display modern weaponry – a rare move in the country in which military issues have not been normally publicized.
|S-125-2TM / Pechora-2TM air defense missile system|
S-125-2TM/Pechora-2TM medium range air defense missile system is aimed at destroying advanced, small-sized aerial attack platforms flying at low altitudes. It can also be deployed against ground and water-surface targets that are visible to radar.
The system is equipped with four missiles.
|The VRS-2DM radar system|
The VRS-2DM radar system is produced by military group Viettel and provides information to air-defense troops and can perform airspace and flight management tasks. Laos purchased the system as means to boost its combat capability.
P-18M radar is produced by Vietnam’s Z119 Factory based on Czech’s Spoon Rest D. It is a very fast mobile radar unit in the VHF- frequency range, constructed into two all-terrain trucks (Ural) with two supporters.
VUA-SC-3G, which is produced by Viettel, is designed for activities such as tracking targets in remote areas, mapping surveys from above, traffic monitoring, and search/rescue missions, mainly used by border guards units.
T-90S is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility and protection.
|The T-90S entered service in 1992|
The T-90S entered service in 1992, using a 125 mm 2A46 smoothbore main gun, the 1A45T fire-control system, an upgraded engine, and gunner's thermal sight.
|The 152 mm gun-howitzer or D-20|
The 152 mm gun-howitzer or D-20 is a solid, reliable, and devastating piece of work which is a well-deserved one. It is a manually loaded, towed 152 mm artillery piece.
|The BM-21 Grad|
The BM-21 Grad is multiple launch rocket system, having 40 launching tubes for 122 mm rockets. This artillery rocket system also fires rockets fitted with incendiary, chemical, smoke, illumination or cluster warheads.
|The ZSU-23-4M1 Shilka|
The ZSU-23-4M1 Shilka is 23 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, fitted with target surveillance and tracking radar and simple fire control system. Its radar has a tracking range of 6-10 km, depending on target's altitude.
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