Author Topic: New US equipment in Vietnam  (Read 2955 times)

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: New US equipment in Vietnam
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2016, 11:09:00 AM »
It looks like P-3s and F-16s may be on the shopping list.

Defense News: Vietnam May Request F-16s, P-3 Orions From US

The P-3s don't really surprise me, but the F-16s sort of do.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline Weaver

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Re: New US equipment in Vietnam
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2016, 06:57:45 PM »
It looks like P-3s and F-16s may be on the shopping list.

Defense News: Vietnam May Request F-16s, P-3 Orions From US

The P-3s don't really surprise me, but the F-16s sort of do.

Cheers,

Logan


If, as that article suggests, they get the same deal as the Indonesians, that's 2nd-hand F-16s Block 32s from AMARC upgraded to Block 52 standard. They get the airframes for free, but they have to pay for the upgrade. using them to replace the Su-22s would give them an all-modern force that looks pretty good.
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