An anti-air system named SPYDER, made by Israel, uses heat-seeking Python-5 missiles and Derby missiles guided by radar to destroy targets like UAVs, helicopters and other missiles. The Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022, the first large-scale arms fair in Vietnam that lasts from December 8 to December 10, is participated by over 170 military companies and businesses from 30 countries and territories. Numerous tanks, aircrafts, helicopters and radar systems, among others, are exhibited over an outdoor area spanning over 20,000 m2. The launching pad and anti-air missiles S-125-2TM, which belong to Vietnam, can destroy targets flying at 900 m/s, at a maximum distance of 35 km. Russia's 533 mm torpedos can take down several types of ships, submarines and floating structures. The lightweight VUA-SC-3G UAV, made by Vietnam's military-owned telecommunication firm Viettel, can fly continuously for three hours, with a maximum speed of … [Read more...] about Vietnam defense expo showcases modern weaponry
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"Three T-6 trainers are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2024," said Brigadier General Sarah Russ, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Strategy, Plans, Programs and Requirements at the Pacific Air Force Headquarters at Joint Base Pearl Harbor. "The next two to three aircraft will be transferred by the end of that year, and the remaining six or seven in 2027, " she said at a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. Brigadier General Sarah Russ speaks at a press conference in Hanoi, December 9, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Vu Anh "We are very pleased to coordinate with Vietnam's Air Defense - Air Force to train technicians for the aircraft maintenance program," she added. The U.S. will support Vietnam with English training for pilots, as well as courses in logistics, flight safety and aviation medicine, she added. Brigadier General Russ is attending the Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022 in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. The first … [Read more...] about US to send 12 military training aircraft to Vietnam
"Three T-6 trainers are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2024, the next two-three aircraft will be transferred by the end of that year, and the remaining six-seven in 2027," said Brigadier General Sarah Russ, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Brigadier General Sarah Russ speaks at a press conference in Hanoi, December 9, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Vu Anh "We are very pleased to coordinate with Vietnam's Air Defense - Air Force to train technicians for the aircraft maintenance program," she said at a press conference held at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. The U.S. will support Vietnam in English training for pilots, as well as in logistics, flight safety and aviation medicine, she added. Brigadier General Russ is in Hanoi to attend the Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022. The first large-scale arms fair in Vietnam lasts from … [Read more...] about US to transfer 12 trainer aircraft to Vietnam
It’s also because I care. There are so many avoidable problems, squandered opportunities, wasted potential and unrealized ideals. Along with the bad and ugly, however, is the good. There is one cultural difference that always puts a smile on my face when I return to the U.S., rent a car and hit the road. Whenever I pull up to a four-way stop in the U.S., everyone - with very few exceptions - regardless of who they are and what kind of vehicle they’re driving, big or small, new or used, expensive or not, follows the established etiquette. They wait patiently for each driver to take her/his turn. Whoever arrived first, goes first and so forth. It’s a lesson from driving lessons that most people internalize. How orderly, quaint and civilized, I always think to myself. It warms the cockles of my heart like the feeling you have after performing an act of kindness. It feels genuinely good to be courteous to our fellow human beings. (Why U.S. Americans can’t apply this simple act of … [Read more...] about Driven to praise, driving me nuts: a US-Vietnam traffic comparison
This single colleague of mine is approaching 40, and so people have been telling her that she should have a child so she will have someone "to take care of her when she gets old." Having known her for more than a decade, I don't really understand why she chose to be single. But I have witnessed two stages in her life. When she was about to turn 30, her parents often urged her to get married. By the time she entered her 30s, her relatives also urged her to get married, but as her choices were getting more limited, their suggestion to "just get married" was just empty advice. My colleague once took a leave of absence to go back to her hometown for a few days. When she went back to work, she giggled and said that her parents had forced her to go back to meet a guy six years older than her, who was divorced. And now, 10 years later, her relatives and friends give some new advice: "It's okay to have children without a husband." In other words, they will persuade her to become a … [Read more...] about Why are women being pushed into becoming single moms?
Two Vietnamese films have been selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as contenders for the International Feature Film Award at the 2023 Oscars. The list included 27 animated films, 144 documentaries, and international feature movies from 92 countries. The two Vietnamese films on the list are "'578: Phat Dan Cua Ke Dien" (578: Magnum) and the documentary feature "Nhung Dua Tre Trong Suong" (Children of the Mist). "578: Magnum," an action movie directed by Luong Dinh Dung, was submitted to the Academy Awards in September. Director Ha Le Diem's "Children of the Mist" is among the best documentaries to be released in Vietnam this year and has been screened at film festivals in several countries, including the U.S., France, Australia, Mexico, Kosovo, Singapore, and Cambodia. “Children of the Mist" won Best International Film at the 2022 Docaviv Film Festival in Israel and Best Directing Award at the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) in the … [Read more...] about Two Vietnamese films in the running for 2023 Oscar