Russia has completed the construction of two frigates to Vietnam

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MOSCOW, -- RIA Novosti. Zelenodolsk plant in Tatarstan has completed an order for the construction of two frigates of Project 3.9 "Cheetah" (Project 11661) for the Vietnamese Navy, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, the official representative of the company Rafis Fatykhov.

In Moscow, from 19 to 21 May passes V Forum "Marine Industry of Russia", which will be held in the framework of an extended meeting of the Marine Board of the Government of the Russian Federation.

"Zelenodolsk plant named after Gorky is the construction of two frigates of Project 3.9 for the Navy in Vietnam. Today, the order has already been completed, is the installation of weapons," - said Fatykhov.

Frigates Project 3.9 is an export version of Project 11661 escort ships, produced at the Zelenodolsk plant in Tatarstan.

Patrol ships of the project 11661 (code "Cheetah" by NATO Codification - Gepard) - type of patrol ships (NATO - frigates) Russian and Vietnamese Navy. The lead ship - "Tatarstan". In 2003, we reclassified in rocket ships.

The HQ-011 Dinh Tien Hoang is the first Gepard-class frigate in the Vietnam People's Navy.

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