Vietnam bought the second batch of Russian frigate Cheetah

Vietnam has concluded with "Rosoboronexport" contract for the supply of an additional batch of two frigates of the "Cheetah 3.9". On this, as reported by "Interfax", said Deputy Director for Foreign dyaetelnosti Zelenodol plant Gorky Sergei Rudenko. According to him, if the construction of the first two ships to Vietnam have emphasized Missiles, the second will be "from the anti characteristics."


Vietnam has purchased the first two frigates of the "Cheetah 3.9" in 2006, the last ship of the country received in March 2011. The navy ships were named the country's "Dinh Tien Hoang," and "Lee Thay That." Displacement of the frigate is 2.1 tons. The ship is armed with antiship missile system, 76.2-mm guns and two 30 mm gun mounts. On deck "Cheetah" provides space for helicopters Ka-28 and Ka-31.

Over the past few years, Vietnam has concluded a number of contracts with Russia for the supply of surface ships and submarines for the Navy. In particular, in 2005, 12 boats were bought by the project 12418, licensed assembly which began in Vietnam in the autumn of 2010. In 2009, Vietnam has purchased in Russia six diesel-electric submarines of Project 636 "Varshavyanka" for $ 1.8 billion. In addition, in April 2011, with Vietnam reached an agreement for the supply of spare parts and tools required for maintenance of marine equipment.

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