外文标题：The United States will partially lift its arms embargo on Vietnam
The US is to partially lift its decades-old embargo on providing lethal military support to Vietnam, to help improve its maritime security.
The state department said it applied to weapons for maritime purposes only.
It followed talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Vietnamese counterpart in Washington on Thursday.
Correspondents say it is aimed at countering China's actions around disputed islands in the South China Sea, but US officials have denied this.
The arms embargo was imposed on Vietnam in 1984. However, diplomatic ties between the US and Vietnam have been restored since 1995, 20 years after the Vietnam War ended.
good move by US.
Time for colored revolution! Then China will attack.
In your dream. VNese always complain about the govt. However, they are not angry enough to throw down the govt yet. Also as long as the govt keeps the army in check, who will do the revolution?
Battle of Bach Dang River
This is a big step forward in the relation of VN-US...
this is a welcome development. The U.S should totally lift the sanctions/embargo on vietnam.To hell with human rights abuses/freedom of expression or whatever. Its in U.S interests to have Vietnam as an ally, so they should have lifted this sanctions long ago. I really dont understand why the U.S still maintains them tbh, it baffles me.:disagree:
Anyway, hopefully it will soon be lifted so Vietnam can get closer to the U.S since it will serve it will serve Vietnam's interests more by doing so. Russia better start watching out for its weapons exports to Vietnam, they will soon reduce drastically/dry up, since we(west/U.S) still have the best quality weapons out there, Vietnams leaders know it, reason they have been pleading with the U.S to lift the sanctions ofr years now.....Interesting times awaits us these coming years.:bounce:
india is free to choose but majority of weapons are bought from russia, why? Because we are cheaper and still high quality. Viatnam is still too poor to buy your weapons, it would hurt them financially.
Battle of Bach Dang River（越南）
Russia is still the top defence partner of Vietnam. I think VN-US relations will not affect the VN-Russia relations...
I'd suggest Vietnam upgrade their tanks, purchase some Abrams. As for naval acquisition, buy some of the Hamiltaon OPVs, or some of the Perry class frigates. Also, upgrade the firearms. Replace those AK47s with M-16s please.
Battle of Bach Dang River（越南）
In this time, US only allow selling arms to strengthen maritime security of Vietnam, including patrol aircrafts, ships, missiles, radar ...
P3 Orion is perhaps the first contract. P8 is in the future.
Vietnam has cooperated with Israel in the production Galil ace rifles to replace AK47 in Vietnam.
it is not a good idea to replace Russia made with USA made as they have adopted the weapon system from Soviet for a very long time.
if they decide to buy some USA made weapon as alternative they have to change the equipment system overoll in order to adapt the new weapon. that may cost a lot, far more than the cost of purchasing.
They can adapt, having a diversified weapons provider benefits them in the long term.
good news for American fellows. They have to find a better place to dispose of their grandfathers' ships. Selling those old tins to Vietnam absolutely is good idea. Viet seems to benefit a lot from the economical growth recently, they got enough money for those grandpa tins, because they can't build it by themselves.
If done, (retired) P-3C & Oliver Hazard Perry class FFG could sell to Vietnam, but price not cheaper than Russian.
Navy force need ten billions $$$ to update each year, all need MONEY.