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Vietnam to receive third Project 11661 frigate from Russia


KAZAN (BNS): Russia has completed the construction of a Gepard-3.9-class frigate for the Vietnamese Navy. The vessel will be floated out on April 27, a news report said.

Russian Zelenodolsk Shipyard in the Volga area has built the third Project 11661 Gepard-3.9-class frigate for the Vietnamese Navy, a TASS report quoting the shipyard spokesman Andrey Spiridonov said.

The frigate will be put afloat on April 27 to undergo running trials, the spokesman said adding the ceremony of floating out the frigate will be attended by a delegation of the Vietnamese Navy.

The Vietnamese Navy received the first two Gepard-3.9-class frigates from Zelenodolsk Shipyard in 2011. Vietnam also signed a new contract for another two Project 11661 frigates.

The construction of the fourth Project 11661 frigate is nearing completion at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard, the report said.

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