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Vietnamese Navy Receives First Stealth Frigate
Aviation Week ^ | 3/18/2011 | M Pyadushkin

Posted on 03/18/2011 9:00:30 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

Vietnamese Navy Receives First Stealth Frigate

Posted by M Pyadushkin at 3/18/2011 8:47 AM CDT

On March 5 the Vietnamese Navy officially took into service the first Gepard class frigate. The ship named after the first Vietnamese emperor Dinh Tien Hoang is built in Russia by Zelenodolsk shipbuilding plant under the contract for two ships of the class inked in December 2010. The second frigate built for Vietnam has been in sea trials since August 2010.

Credit - Zelenodolsk plant

Vietnam became the first foreign customer for the Gepard class (Russian project Gepard 3.9), an export version of Russian project 11611 frigates. These frigates are designed for maritime patrol and border control operations. The Russian Navy has operated the launch ship of this project – Tatarstan in the Caspian fleet since 2003. In 2011 they are expected to get one more frigate – Dagestan – that is reportedly being built under an improved 11661K project. Zelenodolsk plant is reportedly assembling one more ship for the Russian Navy, but its major efforts have been focused at implementation of the Vietnamese contract so far.

Gepard frigate during sea trials (credits - Zelenodolsk plant)

The Gepard class ships have a stealth-shaped hull with a full displacement of about 2,100 tons and their cruising endurance is 5000 nautical miles. These frigates are armed with Kh-35E anti-ship missiles, the Osa-M air defense missile system, 76.3 mm and 30mm artillery guns, 533-mm torpedoes and antisubmarine mortars. Zelenodolsk plant reported that the Vietnamese ships received more fuel-efficient diesel engine instead of the gas turbine powerplant of the 1661 project frigates. Due to some improvements with the diesel, its speed grew to 21 knots (compared with the design of 18 knots).


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: frigate; russia; vietnam; warship

1 posted on 03/18/2011 9:00:37 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Good looking ship.


2 posted on 03/18/2011 9:03:26 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 786 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: null and void
Good looking ship.

Well, it's not as good looking or stealthy as this one:

3 posted on 03/18/2011 9:04:51 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
It's a bit embarrassing that Aviation Week would publish those pictures and use the word “stealth” to describe the ship.
4 posted on 03/18/2011 9:05:23 AM PDT by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Puppage

Your link is missing.


5 posted on 03/18/2011 9:06:17 AM PDT by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Pecos
Your link is missing.

Stealth?

Stealth =

Never mind

6 posted on 03/18/2011 9:12:45 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

They put one of those new-fangled diesel engines in for when there’s no wind for the sails. It’s also got those high-tech cannons that load from the front.


7 posted on 03/18/2011 9:12:45 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Who is Vietnam at war with to need a Navy with this capability?


8 posted on 03/18/2011 9:15:28 AM PDT by edcoil (Rule One: Fear No Man)
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To: edcoil
They're not at war with anybody right now. The correct question, though, is who are they worried about? Who is their traditional enemy going back a thousand years? With whom did they fight a war that cost Vietnam 100,000 lives in 1979? Who is their rival for control of potential offshore oil deposits?

China.

9 posted on 03/18/2011 9:24:47 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

21 Knots for a frigate!! I seriously doubt it. That seems off by almost 50%. Somebody is blowing smoke.


10 posted on 03/18/2011 9:25:17 AM PDT by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Yes, Vietnam panicked after the fall of the Soviet Union, so much so, they were desperate to bring the US back to Cam Ranh Bay, out of fear of China.


11 posted on 03/18/2011 9:27:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Puppage
Wow! That is stealthy!
12 posted on 03/18/2011 9:28:27 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 786 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I don’t see it.


13 posted on 03/18/2011 9:31:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sukhoi-30mki
You would think the Vietnamese Navy would WANT TO BE SEEN...
Not to be UNSEEN... what kind of threat is being UNSEEN?...
14 posted on 03/18/2011 9:34:09 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

15 posted on 03/18/2011 9:35:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: hosepipe

The Vietnamese Admiral that concocted this tactic must have a hat made of newspaper..


16 posted on 03/18/2011 9:36:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: edcoil

when the Chinese decide to enforce their claim on the Spratley islands, they will use those Ho-chi-cong frigates
for target preactice.


17 posted on 03/18/2011 9:37:01 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

http://whimsy-girl.blogspot.com/2009/07/newspaper-hats.html


18 posted on 03/18/2011 9:39:17 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Puppage

Ya have to use barbless hooks at FR !...:o)


19 posted on 03/18/2011 9:46:17 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: null and void

I wouldn’t know..........I can’t see it in that picture.


20 posted on 03/18/2011 9:49:21 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Did John McCain arrange for US taxpayers to pay for it?


21 posted on 03/18/2011 9:52:49 AM PDT by STD (Love Your God, Love Your Neighbor!)
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To: null and void

The Russians and Soviets especially have always made beautiful ships.


22 posted on 03/18/2011 9:54:48 AM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: Wildbill22

And extremely safe and reliable ones too.


23 posted on 03/18/2011 10:36:24 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: bjc
The Wiki says a CODOG powerplant with a 8000hp diesel and 2 x 29000kp gas turbines.

18 kts on the diesel sounds right. But only 28 for a 2000ton ship with 58,000? Those are tonnage/power figures for a pre WW2 destroyer (mid 30s).

I would suspect only one 29,000 gas turbine for 28 kts.

If they replace it with a second diesel for 16000hp total, low 20s is about right.

24 posted on 03/18/2011 1:30:11 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Radioactive plume to hit USA. President Obama and family fly to Brazil)
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To: edcoil

Vietnam had been at war with 3 of the 5 big military powers of the world. France, US and China. If any country in the world knows what it means to fight big powers, its Vietnam.


25 posted on 03/22/2011 8:28:25 AM PDT by ravager
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To: hosepipe

The last time they “concocted” a tactic they beat a couple of superpowers.


26 posted on 03/22/2011 9:57:09 AM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager
[ The last time they “concocted” a tactic they beat a couple of superpowers. ]

What you get when democrats run anything even a war..
Democrats are simply not dealing with a full deck..
AND republicans let them get away with it..

27 posted on 03/22/2011 10:07:25 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

Vietnam was lost under Nixon’s watch. Fall of Saigon happened under Ford. It would have made little difference on the outcome of the war whether republicans or democrats were running it. My point is whatever Vietnam’s strategy was, it worked.


28 posted on 03/22/2011 12:49:36 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager
[ My point is whatever Vietnam’s strategy was, it worked. ]

Vietnam had no strategy... nor does/did the North Koreans.. ALL strategy in that area comes from China..

29 posted on 03/22/2011 2:33:30 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe
Quite the contrary they had a far superior strategy then US. Its didn't come from China, rather China got a taste of it in 1979. If you are Vietnam, you don't beat military giants like the Japanese, French, US and Chinese by not having a strategy.
30 posted on 03/22/2011 2:49:42 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager
China supplied (with the russians) the vietnam war.. as they both did the Korean War.. All strategy.. came from China.. as it does NOW.. Russia and China are now and have been unified.. Who is on top!?.. Neither... they are unified... as is world socialism all over this planet.. The socialists have always wanted world socialism NOT chinese socialism..

The useful idiots have become the Muslims.. World socialism has no problem with liquidating a few billion muslims.. or anybody else..

31 posted on 03/22/2011 3:51:43 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe
There is a vast difference between supplying weapons and “supplying strategy”. Besides Vietnam's number 1 enemy is China and they are building up their navy against them.

World socialism, Chinese Socialism, Muslims? Russia and China unified? I don't know what you are even talking about.

32 posted on 03/23/2011 11:11:46 AM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager
[ World socialism, Chinese Socialism, Muslims? Russia and China unified? I don't know what you are even talking about. ]

duuugh.. "Progressives" are all on the same team..
Welcome to earth.. What planet are you from?..

33 posted on 03/23/2011 2:50:38 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

Whatever man. I still have no idea what you are talking about and what any of it has to do with.


34 posted on 03/24/2011 6:19:54 AM PDT by ravager
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