Vietnam builds capacity of maintenance and overhaul line for Su-27 and Su-30 without sending it to abroad.
Vietnam officially inaugurates a maintenance line in Da Nang’s «Factory A32» of the Department of Techniques of the Air Defence and Air Force Service for Su-27 and Su-30 fighters.
Other countries have had real problems waiting for Russian support, so moving more of that support in-country will boost the fighter fleet’s availability.
To date, Vietnam has ordered and received 12 of Su-27 aircraft. In 2004, it also acquired 4 modified variants of the Su-30 MK2V, newer models of the Su-27. In May 2009, they inked a deal to procure additional 12 aircraft from the Russians to bolster their ageing fleet.