Will Vietnam's 6 new submarines deter China?

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Vietnam’s Navy is evolving into a robust, effective maritime force in South East Asia with the delivery of a third Kilo-class submarine from Russia expected this month. A Vietnamese crew is currently training in waters off St Petersburg aboard the submarine ahead of the handover. In 2009 the country signed its largest ever defence contract with a $2.6 billion deal agreed with Moscow for the Kilo-class submarines. A fourth is undergoing sea trials ahead of its delivery while the rema...
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