03 April 2017
The first and second Gepard frigates of the Vietnamese Navy (photo : BaoDatViet)
Vietnam Navy will receive third and fourth Gepard 3.9 warship respectively in February and May 2017.
The 2013 Zelenodolsky Gorky shipyard financial statements were announced on 01/4 has revealed details of the phases, the progress of shipbuilding and the specific time the procedure will take place each in turn handed over Gepard 3.9 warships Tuesday and Wednesday for Vietnamese Navy.
According Zelenodolsky Gorky, dated 02.15.2013 in shipyard has signed a contract with the state arms export company Rosoboronexport to close 2 more ships guardian Gepard 3.9 class missile equipped with anti-submarine weapons for Vietnamese Navy.
On 09/24/2013, Zelenodolsky Gorky official signing ceremony held two Gepard 3.9 guardian new ship to Vietnam, bearing number 956 and 957 respectively. Dated 12.18.2013 conducted to test the first phase of the second ship in the presence of a delegation of the Vietnam Ministry of Defense officials, led by Deputy Chairman of the Navy technical Hoang Thien Tung, the Rosoboronexport delegation officials, representatives of JSC shipyard Zelenodolsky Gorky and representatives Zelenodolskoye Design Bureau (Tatarstan).
Phase 1 includes fabrication and body parts for ship superstructure Gepard 3.9 first new ship in Lot 2 of the same type. Under the plan, in the coming months, Zelenodolsky Gorkys will continue installation of communications systems, navigation, avionics and other equipment as part of the antenna tower, the avionics and weapons to 2 new ship .
Transfer ceremony of the Gepard ship at Russia, number 956 will be made in January 11/2016, the remaining - number 957 in May 3/2017.
Formal handover ceremony 2 battleship Gepard 3.9 the third and fourth place at the Cam Ranh naval base in Vietnam in February respectively and May 6/2017 (ie after the handover in Russia 3 months) . Warranty obligations for two new ships will be completed by Zelenodolsky in May and May 9/2018 .
It should be noted that, compared with 2 battleship first Gepard 3.9 (HQ-011 Dinh Tien Hoang and HQ-012 Ly Thai To) , the ship will have a pair of anti-submarine weapons, modern power systems with special new point improvement .
As revealed by Zelenodolsky, two ship anti-submarine Gepard 3.9 variants to the country will be full load displacement of 2,200 tons, an overall length of 102.4 m, a width of 14.4 m, height 7.25 m draft about 5.6 m, the maximum moving speed of about 29 knots/hour ; range of 4,000 nautical miles when traveling at a speed of 10 miles/hour ; ability to operate independently for 20 days continuously at sea and operated by a crew 84 sailors .
Missile corvettes Gepard 3.9 equipped with AK - 176M 76mm gunboat modern artillery system/anti missile defence system Palma, anti-submarine torpedoes, anti-ship missile Kh-35 Uran-E, mines and the modern electronic devices. In addition, the vessel is also integrated communication system outside and inside the cavity, as well as broadcasting system and observation system.