11 Agustus 2017
VPAF Su-27 during maintenance at A32 Factory (photo : Soha)
The Vietnam People’s Air Force (VPAF) has advanced local capability to support its fleets of Russian-built fighter aircraft partly through support provided by Ukraine, state-run media in the Southeast Asia country have reported.
The VPAF’s primary maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility is known as the A32 factory, which is based in Da Nang on Vietnam’s east coast. According to recent reports, the A32 factory has received technical assistance from Ukraine as part of a series of facility upgrades.
The A32 factory is able to carry out extensive support and modernisation to its Russian-made combat aircraft as well as their onboard systems and engines.