Vietnam has a requirement for long-range maritime patrol aircraft, but is unwilling to buy the aircraft from the U.S. unless it lifts a ban on the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam's ruling Communist Party government. “We do understand that the U.S. has the best in the world and the most modern, but it is too early to talk about it [buying U.S. military equipment], because there is still the lethal weapons restriction from the U.S.,” Vietnam's deputy defense minister, Nguyen Chi Vinh, ...


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