21 Mei 2016
Gepard (Project 11661E)-class of Vietnamese Navy (photo : zpravda)
Russia's Zelenodolsk Shipyard will launch a fourth Modified Gepard (Project 11661E)-class guided-missile frigate on order for the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy on 25 May, the country's TASS news agency reported on 17 May, citing company CEO Renat Mistakhov.
The platform's third-in-class, which is also the first anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant, was launched in April 2016. The PAVN Navy commissioned its first two Modified Gepad-class ships, Dinh Tien Hoang (HQ 011) and Ly Thai Ho (HQ 012), in March and August 2011 respectively.
The two frigates under construction are expected to be delivered in August and September 2016 respectively, said Mistakhov.