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Vietnam's Gepard class frigate (Gepard 3.9 type)
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:28:47 PM »
Gepard class frigate (Gepard 3.9 type)


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The Gepard-3.9 frigates are designated to search, trace and fight surface, underwater and air targets of the adversary, carry out escort operations, patrol and protect maritime state border and exclusive economic zone.

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In 2004 Vietnam signed a deal with Russia for four Gepard Project 11661 frigates. Two were to be delivered from Russia and the other two were to be constructed in Vietnam. Rosoboronexport and Defense Ministry of Vietnam had been talking over the deal since 2003.

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In February 2006 it was reported that the Gepard project will be the first military export order for Zelenodolsk Shipyard since Soviet times. The Vietnamese had already agreed on the specifications of the ships, therefore it was thought that the contract may be signed even during the visit of the Russian officials to Vietnam.

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The first two frigates entered service with Vietnam’s navy in 2011. The second contract was signed in February 2013. Unlike the first two, the new frigates feature antisubmarine weapons and an advanced propulsion system.

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Russian shipyard built frigate for Vietnam | RusNavy.com - 14 December 2009
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Russian-made frigate Gepard 3.9 built under order of Vietnamese Navy was launched in Tatarstan. The ship developed in 2003 was constructed by shipwrights of Zelenodolsky Zavod named after A.M. Gorky, informs ITAR-TASS.

In total, Vietnamese Navy ordered two Gepard frigates; the second one will be delivered to the customer in 2010.

The length of Gepard makes 102 meters, displacement is 2,100 tonnes. The ship's crew is up to 100 men. The frigate is armed with Uran-E antiship missile system, 76.2-mm gun mount AK-176M, Palma anti-aircraft artillery system and two 30-mm gun mounts AK-630M. The heliport for Ka-28 or Ka-31 is also provided at the deck of Gepard.

Delivery contract of two frigates for Vietnamese Navy was signed in 2006.

Vietnam purchases two more Russian frigates | VietNamNet Bridge - 27 February 2014
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The Russian Gorky Shipyard will build and hand over two additional Gepard-class frigates to the Vietnam People's Navy by 2017, the Itar-Tass news agency reported on February 26.

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Vietnam received two first Gepard-class frigates from Russia in 2011 under a contract signed in 2006.

It signed another contract for two more such vessels in 2013, and the manufacture is on the right track.
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Re: Vietnam's Gepard class frigate (Gepard 3.9 type)
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 02:39:56 PM »
Vietnam’s third Gepard frigate departs Russia on voyage home | IHS Jane's 360 - 19 September 2017

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  • The People’s Army of Vietnam Navy is on track to receive its third Gepard 3.9-class frigate in 2017
  • Platform will significantly improve the service’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities
A Russian-built Modified Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661E)-class guided-missile frigate destined for service with the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy has begun its journey home.

The warship is currently being carried on board the semi-submersible heavy load carrier Rolldock Star , according to images carried by various Russian and Vietnamese media outlets since mid-September 2017.

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Re: Vietnam's Gepard class frigate (Gepard 3.9 type)
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 08:38:09 AM »
Vietnam Navy commissions two Russian-built Gepard 3.9 frigates | Naval Today
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The Vietnam People’s Navy commissioned two Gepard-class (Project 1166.1) frigates in a ceremony held at Cam Ranh military port, on February 6.

This is the second pair of frigates to be delivered by Russian shipbuilder Zelenodolsk Plant Named After A.M. Gorky.

The commissioning ceremony took place after the fourth unit in the class arrived in Vietnam in January 2018, after a month-long voyage from Novorossiysk, Russia, aboard semi-submersible heavy lift transport vessel M/V RollDock Star. The same vessel delivered the third Gepard 3.9 frigate in October 2017.

The two frigates’ naming is unclear as it appears that the third frigate – the “Tran Hung Dao” – assumed pennant number HQ-015 (the first two vessels bear pennant numbers 011 and 012). The fourth unit was initially expected to be named Ngo Quyen and bear pennant number HQ-014, but according to Vietnam media reports, it will be named Quang Trung with pennant number HQ-016.