ABU DHABI - RIA Novosti. Russia will supply two "Gepard-3.9" frigates to Vietnam in mid-2017, he told RIA Novosti in the exhibition of arms IDEX-2017 CEO of the company-manufacturer data vehicles Zelenodolsk Shipyard Renat Mistahov.
"In mid-2017 we plan to complete all their trials and transfer to the customer." "The first couple in the framework of the contract we have set in 2011-2012, today we are ready to ship to the customer a couple more" Cheetahs, - he said.
Frigates "Gepard-3.9" are designed to handle air, underwater and surface adversary of surface and underwater situation, setting minefields, maintenance and protection of convoys, guarding and patrolling the state borders, the fight against smuggling, poaching and piracy, as well as assistance ships in distress, search and rescue people.
According to the Zelenodolsk Design Bureau, the frigates "Gepard-3.9" with a displacement of about 2.2 tons are equipped with modern missile and artillery, aircraft, anti-submarine weapons and radio, as well as mine and anti-weapons, means of external and internal ship communication, broadcast, visual monitoring and audio communications.
Previously CEO of the Zelenodolsk Shipbuilding Plant named after AM Gorky Renat Mistahov reported that the third "Cheetah" will be sent to Vietnam in August, and the fourth - in September 2016. The first pair of frigates type "Gepard-3.9" was handed over to the Navy in Vietnam in 2011. The parties are currently discussing the construction Zelenodolsk third pair of ships of this type for the Vietnamese Navy.