Vietnam missile-armed Su-30MK2

Jan 30, 2013- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh on January 26 examined training and combat readiness at Air Force Regiment 923 of Division 371 under the Air Defence-Air Force in Thanh Hoa province.

At the end of year 2012, 24 Su-30MK2 fighter aircrafts equipped missiles including R-27, R-73, Kh-29, Kh-31A/P, X-35 (made in Vietnam),... were delevered to Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF).

The Government leader praised the Regiment for its training efforts, and asked it to promptly master modern ammunitions to strengthen its self-defence capacity so as to firmly defend national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“Your primary tasks are to improve training quality, heighten vigilance, and hold regular drills to be capable of coping with any possible worst circumstances,” said the PM.

He reminded the Regiment to pay special attention to staff training, considering this a decisive factor in mastering modern ammunitions and military techniques.

He asked the Ministry of Defence to better care for the material and spiritual lives of military officers and soldiers to ensure they devote themselves to tasks entrusted to them.

The same day, PM Dung and Defence Minister Thanh visited Tho Xuan air terminal in the province. The first air route between Thanh Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to be inaugurated on February 5, 2013.


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