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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Vietnamese navy commissions two more Kilo-class submarines

Khanh Hoa SSKVietnam on Saturday held a commissioning ceremony for two more Russian-made Kilo-class submarines at central Cam Ranh port, some 1,300 km south of capital Hanoi.

Speaking at the ceremony, Rear Admiral Pham Hoai Nam, commander of the Vietnam People's Navy, said these submarines will mark a new development of the navy in particular and the Vietnam People's Army in general, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA.

The two newly-received submarines, named after two Vietnamese coastal cities of Hai Phong and Khanh Hoa, are out of six 636 Kilo- class submarines that Vietnam ordered from Russia.

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