“T44 is tasked to observe, detect and monitor targets appearing in the airspace of Truong Sa (Spratly Islands) all day. All data and parameters are recorded and reported to the mainland for processing for the protection of air sovereignty,” said Major Vu Van Vinh, head of the station.
T44 is tasked to protect the airspace of Vietnam in the East Sea.
T44 observes the entire airspace of the Spratly Islands in the East Sea within a radius of 300km. It will screen and immediately transmit any detected strange aircraft or objects in the air to the air defense service for processing.
Joining a drill at T44, we saw how hard the soldiers’ worked. Leaving the radar screen, their shirts were sweaty and their eyes were blurred due to a long time focusing on the screen in darkness.
Officers and soldiers at T44 work in shifts around the clock to readily handle any unexpected incidents, and to collaborate with units of other armed services to firmly protect the airspace, sea and islands of Vietnam.