Russia for the construction of the first two cheetah Vietnam-class frigates have been launched (Figure)
Russia for the first ship built in Vietnam,” Cheetah “(Gepard 3.9) class frigates
Russia and Vietnam signed in 2006 contract for the construction of the Vietnamese Navy, two “Cheetah” class frigate
March 16, RIA Novosti reported that Russia’s Tatarstan Republic Zelenodolsk shipyard spokesman, said the construction of the plant is the second Navy ship in Vietnam, “cheetah” (Gepard 3.9) class frigates have been launched on March 16.
Russia and Vietnam signed a contract in 2006 for the Vietnamese Navy to build two “Cheetah” class frigates, which the first one was launched in December 2009. Zelenodolsk shipyard spokesman said that the Vietnamese Navy built the first one, “cheetah” class frigates will be delivered in October this year, the Vietnamese Navy, the second vessel will also be delivered end of this year. The two ships will conduct sea trials in the Baltic Sea.
“cheetah” class frigate is mainly used independently or participate in task forces to combat surface ships, submarines, and air targets. In addition, the class ship will also perform escort and patrol missions. “Cheetah” class frigate with a displacement of 2000 tons, length 102 meters, the maximum speed of 23 knots, cruising range of 5,000 miles, staffing for the 103. The class destroyers will be equipped with Uran-E anti-ship missile system, AK-176M single-tube 76 mm gun, “palm trees” (Palma) air defense weapon system, two AK-630M 30-mm artillery and 533 mm torpedo tube. The ship can carry, “Ka-28″ or “Card -31″ Navy helicopter.
buy “cheetah” class submarine is the Navy in Vietnam to promote the modernization of the part. Vietnam also recently purchased a 6 “Kilo” class submarines, and “Su -30″ MK2 multi-purpose naval fighter. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Wu Xiaolan)