Exclusive: Vietnam eyes Western warplanes, patrol aircraft to counter China




 
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June 5th, 2015  
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Topic: Exclusive: Vietnam eyes Western warplanes, patrol aircraft to counter China


By Siva Govindasamy SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam is in talks with European and U.S. contractors to buy fighter jets, maritime patrol planes and unarmed drones, sources said, as it looks to beef up its aerial defenses in the face of China's growing assertiveness in disputed waters. Upgrading its air force would give Vietnam one of the most potent militaries in Southeast Asia. The previously unreported aircraft discussions have involved Swedish defense contractor Saab , European consortium Eurofighter, the defense wing of Airbus Group and U.S. firms Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing , said industry sources with direct knowledge of the talks.




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