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Vietnam. 2017 ‘Entities Equipped with Military Weapons.’ Law on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Combat Gears; Ch. II (Article 18), p. 13. Hanoi: National Assembly. 20 June
Article 18. Entities equipped with military weapons
1. The following entities are equipped with military weapons:
a) Vietnam People's Army;
b) Vietnam Civil Defense Force;
c) Vietnam Coast Guards
d) Vietnam People's Public Security
dd) Cipher force;
e) The investigating authority affiliated to People's Supreme Procuracy;
g) Foresters and Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance;
h) Aviation security force;
i) Customs officers working at border checkpoints and specialized forces carrying out tasks of anti-smuggling affiliated to Vietnam Customs.
2. According to features, requirements and missions, the Minister of National Defense shall stipulate the equipment of military weapons for personnel of Vietnam People's Army, Vietnam Civil Defense Force, Vietnam Coast Guard and cipher force under the management of the Ministry of National Defense.
3. According to the features, requirements and missions, the Minister of Public's Security shall stipulate the equipment of military weapons for entities not under the management of the Ministry of National Defense.