The Vietnamese military-themed edition Soha has published an article by the columnist Bao Lam, who talks about the difficulties with the rearmament of the Russian army. The Vietnamese author focuses on, that the situation with the supply of the latest T-14 Armata tanks and Su-57 fighters to the troops is extremely difficult.
Russia has serious funding problems for these programs. In many ways, the emphasis on the production of the Su-57 was placed on cooperation with India within the framework of a joint program, but the Indian side got out of it.
We are talking about the Russian-Indian program to create a fifth-generation fighter aircraft FGFA, from which India withdrew a few years ago, stated, that the aircraft being created does not correspond to the characteristics of the fifth generation fighter.
Today for the Russian Aerospace Forces signed contracts for the supply 76 SU-57. Commenting on this, Vietnamese author adds:
And that happened after the personal intervention of President Vladimir Putin.
Then the author goes on to the issue of Crimea.. According to him, now the Russian army is demonstrating those forces, who are able to protect the Crimean peninsula from encroachments. And then the article on the Vietnamese resource stated, that over time this potential will dry up without replenishment with the latest tanks and aircraft.
Since it is impossible to operate the modernized old weapons for an infinitely long time, in a few decades Russia will have a mountain of rusty tanks and airplanes, produced in the XX century, and a small number of T-14 Armata tanks and Su-57 fighters. Their number in the future may not be enough to protect Crimea by Russia.
In his material, the Vietnamese author decided to draw a kind of apocalyptic scenario, pointing out, that while maintaining the difficulties with the purchase of new equipment for the Russian army in appropriate quantities, "the Russian armed forces will turn into obsolete and incapable of defending the territory of the country".
From an article in Vietnamese media:
There is no hope for the growth of Russian arms exports, and will not. You can change the situation, only by changing the mindset of the leaders of the Russian defense industry. They don't have to compete in extolling their strengths., claiming, that Russian tanks and aircraft are the best in the world, rather, it is necessary to focus on the economic system and structural reforms.
Notably, what about the "aging weapons" of the RF Armed Forces writes the author from the country, which can hardly boast of a grandiose upgrade of its military-technical potential. Many armaments of Vietnam have been preserved since the time they were received from the Soviet Union.. Interesting, whether in this regard there will be an article in the Vietnamese media about, how long does it take for the Vietnamese army to "lose the ability to defend its territory" due to the lack of modern tanks and aircraft ...
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