Vietnamese Navy to Receive Second Gepard-Class Frigate

2 June 2011 (Last Updated June 2nd, 2011 18:30)

The Vietnamese Navy will soon receive its second Gepard 3.9-class frigate after it successfully completed a series of sea acceptance trials. The Gepard-class frigates have been designed to engage surface ships, submarines and air targets as well as to perform escort and patrol tasks.

The Vietnamese Navy will soon receive its second Gepard 3.9-class frigate after it successfully completed a series of sea acceptance trials.

The Gepard-class frigates have been designed to engage surface ships, submarines and air targets as well as to perform escort and patrol tasks.

The 102m-long ships have a full load displacement capacity of 1,930t and can cruise at a maximum speed of 23kts.

The warship was built by Russia's Zelenodolsk Shipyard, according to RusNavy.