13 November 2010

Gepard for VietNam, Departed from Kronstadt in Baltic for Testing and Delivery

13 November 2010


Gepard 3.9 for the Vietnam Navy (photo : shipspotting)

MOSKVA – ITAR TASS. One of the two escort ships Project 11661 "Gepard-3.9", built by Zelenodolsk shipbuilders for the Vietnam Navy departed from Kronstadt in Baltic, which will be delivered to the customer. As reported in the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), on the eve of one of the patrol departed in Baltic, where over the next ten days will continue testing the ship, where he will be delivered to the customer.

"In the coming days to Baltic go and the second ship" - the source added.

Gepard-3.9 will be delivered from Baltic to Vietnam (photo : shipspotting)

Project 11661 comes into service and the Russian Navy. In particular, the ship "Tatarstan" not so long ago became part of the Caspian Flotilla. The construction of the patrol ship "Dagestan". It is planned that in November it will be launched.

RCS (for other classifications - Corvettes) project 11661 are intended for search, tracking and destruction of surface, underwater and air targets, either alone or in a group of ships. They can solve the escort and patrol tasks.

Gepard-3.9's miniature for Vietnam Navy (photo : ttvnol)

Armament - two or four anti-ship missile launchers "Uran-E, two anti-submarine rocket launchers, helicopter Ka-28 or Ka-31 76-mm artillery shells. Displacement - 2100 tons, speed - 28 knots (52 kph), Endurance - 20 days.

(VPK-ITAR TASS)

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