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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Russia to build 6 Kilo-class diesel submarines for Vietnam

Kilo class submarineAdmiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg will build six Kilo class diesel-electric submarines for delivery to Vietnam, the Russian business daily Kommersant said on Monday.

The paper quoted company general director Vladimir Aleksandrov as saying that Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport would soon sign a contract with a foreign state, and that Admiralty Shipyards had been chosen to fulfill this contract.

Sources in Rosoboronexport later confirmed that Russia and Vietnam had been negotiating a $1.8 billion deal on the delivery of six Kilo-class submarines to the Vietnamese navy for about a year.

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  1. The Kilo 636 subs were originally intended for Venezuela and will be built by St. Petersburg-based Admiralteyskiye Verfi, a subsidiary of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corp., the Russian newspaper reported, citing two unidentified people at government arms trader Rosoboronexport.

    Rosoboronexport broke a contract with Venezuela to supply the submarines after the April 18 meeting of the South American country’s president, Hugo Chavez, with U.S. President Barack Obama, Kommersant reported.



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