06 Oktober 2015

Russia Intends to Supply Two Gepard Class Frigates to Vietnam in 2017

06 Oktober 2015

Unlike vessel Gepard first pair, 2nd pair of the ship ship is equipped with anti-submarine function. (photo : TASS)

Moscow/TASS - Zelenodolsk shipyard plans to supply two "Gepard" frigates to Vietnam in 2017. This TASS representative of the company said in the exhibition of "Innovation Day of the Defense Ministry" in Kubinka, Moscow.

"First we put the two frigates to Vietnam in 2012, two more - in 2017, negotiations for the supply of two more frigates," - said the representative of the shipyard.

Frigate "Gepard-3.9" is designed to search, tracking and control of surface, underwater and air targets, to perform convoy operations and patrol service. Its displacement is about 2.000 tons, the cruising range - about 5.000 miles. The project is designed by Zelenodolsk Design Bureau.


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