The Vietnam People’s Air Force is steadily modernizing with its combat power boosted significantly through the acquisition of modern combat aircraft such as the Russian Sukhoi Su-30MK2 ‘Flanker-F’ multirole combat aircraft. However, other combat aircraft in service with the air force such as its Su-27s and about Su-22 aircraft are fast approaching the end of their service life. The service is also looking to expand its airlift and maritime patrol capabilities.

Topics include:

  • Future air combat platforms and technologies
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles – opportunities and challenges
  • The role of air forces in HADR and unconventional warfare
  • Affordable and sustainable maritime patrol and surveillance