Vietnam to receive two more Gepard-class warships soon

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The Vietnam People’s Navy soon get their hands on two new Gepard-class 3.9 frigates, the third and fourth of their kind which Russia has built for the Southeast Asian country, as the shipbuilder has just completed them, government website chinhphu.vn reported, quoting Russian media.

Russia has finished the construction of the two frigates for the Vietnamese navy, Russian news website Sputnik quoted Rafi Fatychow, spokesman for the Zelenodolsk shipyard, as saying last week.

Weapons will be installed on the two warships soon, Fatychow said at a forum on the maritime industry held in Moscow from May 19 to 21.

Gepard-class 3.9 frigates are an export version of the guard vessels under project 11661 of Russia, which are built in the Zelenodolsk shipyard in the Russian republic of Tatarstan.

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