Cam Ranh Bay


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Cam Ranh Bay

(käm rän), inlet of the South China Sea, 10 mi (16 km) long and 20 mi (32 km) wide, S Vietnam. It is an excellent harbor linked to the sea by a strait (1 mi/1.6 km wide), and there is a Vietnamese naval base there. The bay was the site of one of the largest U.S. military facilities (est. 1965) in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War and was seized by Communist forces in 1975. The USSR (subsequently Russia) established a naval base there in the early 1980s, leaving in 2002.
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The visiting IN ships are also likely to conduct exercises with the Vietnam Peoples Navy, aimed at enhancing interoperability in communication as well as Search and Rescue procedures, post departure from Cam Ranh Bay.
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Silver joined Tactical Air Command (the precursor to Air Combat Command) and deployed to the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Republic of Vietnam.
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The Soviet air, naval, and SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) facility at Cam Ranh Bay in southern Vietnam which had generated considerable concern in the United States lost its significance in a new era and was quickly downsized.