In Zelenodol’sk laid 2 frigates for the Vietnamese Navy

Today on "Zelenodolsk Plant. Maxim Gorky "the laying of two frigates of Project 11661E for the Vietnamese Navy. Ships with serial numbers 956 and 957 have a second pair of frigates of this type being built for export, and are different from their predecessors, the presence of anti-submarine weapons and propulsion system with improved characteristics. 

Ship design developed by JSC "Zelenodolskoye Development office." The frigates are designed to combat air, surface and underwater enemy artillery support for ground forces, protect convoys, as well as of mine fields and the fight against piracy.

Given today pledged a pair of frigates total amount pledged ZELENODOL'SKAJa shipbuilders since the beginning of the year to six ships — for the Russian Navy were laid IRAs "Serpukhov" and "Vishny Volochek" project 21631, and two anti-sabotage boat project 21980 "Rook". 

The contract for the construction of two frigates of Project "Gepard-3.9" between JSC "Rosoboronexport" and "Zelenodolsk Plant. Gorky "was signed on February 15 this year.

Specifications:

Displacement: 2,200 tons

Main dimensions: length — 102.4 m, width — 14.4 m, draft — 5.6 m

Maximum speed: 28 knots

Range: 4,000 miles

Run time: 20 days

Crew: 84 people

Series.

Number 954 laid 10.07.07 — 12.12.09 launched — handed 05.03.11 — «Dinh Tien Hoang»

Number 955 laid 27.11.07 — 16.03.10 launched — handed 22.08.11 — «Lee Thay To»

Number 956 laid 24.09.13

Number 957 laid 24.09.13

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