Vietnam is exhibiting at Indo Defence for the first time (Stand B095, Vietnam pavilion) with a wide range of products from the General Department of Defense Industry, VIETTEL group and GAET Corporation. These include infantry weapons, ships, mini unmanned aerial vehicles, communication systems, electrooptical devices and jamming equipment.
Infantry weapons currently being manufactured and offered for export include the 9mm SN9 pistol, the 7.62mm SN7TD pistol and the 7.62mm SN7M pistol. The 9mm SN9P sub-machine gun is also being marketed with a single-shot grenade launcher mounted underneath to provide a short-range fire suppression capability.
Assault rifles include the 7.62mm G1, G3, STV 125 and STV 380; sniper rifles are the 7.62mm 4 MK4 and the longer range and heavier 12.7mm SBT 12 M1, which is provided with a bipod and carrying handle and can be fitted with various sighting systems. The assault rifles are chambered for 7.62 x 39mm ammunition; the SBT 12 M1 sniper rifle for 12.7 x 107mm ammunition.
At the heavier end of the spectrum are the 60mm SC60 long-range mortar and the 100mm SC100 mortar. Vietnam’s version of the 40mm rocket propelled grenade (RPG) launcher is designated the SCT41.