Vietnamese Gepard frigate (photo : Topwar)
(IMP) -- Construction of two frigates project 11661E "Gepard-3.9" for the Vietnamese Navy will be built by Zelenodolsk Shipyard Gorky in Tatarstan. On this, as reported by ITAR-TASS news agency, said the company's CEO Renat Mistahov. According to him, the laying of the first ship in June 2013. Both frigates will be transferred to the customer in 2016 and 2017.
Construction of frigates will be carried out under a contract signed in December 2011. Vietnam then bought two frigates. According to the Deputy Director for International Business Zelenodolsk plant Sergei Rudenko, the party patrol will be built with "ASW characteristics."
The first two ships of the "Gepard-3.9" Vietnam has purchased in 2006. They were handed over to the customer in 2011. The structure of the Vietnamese Navy patrol were named "Dinh Tien Hoang" and "Ly Thai To." Tonnage of ships of 2.100 tons. Patrol armed with cruise missiles, "Uran", 76.2-mm guns and 30-millimeter gun. In the air group of ships includes one helicopter Ka-28 and Ka-31.