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HQ-012 Ly Thai To - Gepard 3.9 Class Frigate
« on: February 20, 2018, 10:30:27 AM »

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The Gepard 3.9 class frigates are being built by JSC “Zelenodolsk plant named after A M Gorky” for the Vietnamese Navy.

The frigates can be deployed in anti-surface warfare (AsuW), anti-air warfare (AAW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW). They can also be deployed in mine-laying, escort, patrol and protection of the maritime state borders and exclusive economic zones (EEZs).

In 2006, the Vietnam Ministry of National Defence (MND) signed a contract with Rosoboronexport for the construction and delivery of the first batch of two Gepard 3.9 class frigates.

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The keel for the second frigate, HQ-012 Ly Thai To, was laid in November 2007 and the vessel was launched in March 2011. It was inducted into service by the Vietnamese Navy in August 2011.

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