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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Vietnam Navy Commissions Russian Design, Locally-made Missile Corvettes

HQ-379 and HQ-380Vietnam Navy commissioned two Russian designed and locally made missile corvettes, HQ-379 and HQ-380 into service on Thursday.

The corvettes, built locally by Ba Son Shipyard, are armed with 16 Uran-E missiles of 130 km in range, an AK-176M automatic gun, and two AK-630 ship-borne artillery systems, Thanh Nien News reported today.

The ships are among the six Project 1241.8 Molniya (Lightning) corvettes ordered at Ba Son Shipyard by the Vietnam People's Navy in 2009. The first two, HQ-377 and HQ-378 were delivered last year.

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