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Vietnam’s third Gepard frigate arrives home

29 October 2017

Key Points

  • Vietnam’s third Gepard 3.9-class frigate has arrived in-country
  • Platform will significantly improve the country’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities

A third Russian-built Modified Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661E)-class guided-missile frigate ordered for the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy has arrived home.

Vessel movement analysis by Jane’s via IHS Markit’s AISLive portal indicates that a semi-submersible heavy load carrier transporting the frigate arrived at Cam Ranh on 27 October at about 17:00 h local time. Jane’s first reported in September 2017 that the carrier, Rolldock Star , departed the Russian port of Novorossiysk on or around 13 September carrying the warship.

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