Friday, June 14, 2013

Vietnam Starts Construction of the Third Project 12418 Missile Boat

The Vietnamese segment of Facebook appeared made in May 2013 Photo by delivery Vietnamese shipyard Ba Son Limited (a joint venture with the Norwegian group Ulrik Qvale & Partners AS) in Ho Chi Minh third hull sections being built there with Russian participation Project 12418 missile boat (code "Molniya"/Lightning). Body sections were apparently made of Rybinsk "Vympel" Shipyard and delivered to Vietnam by sea.
A contract for the construction of the Vietnam Project 12418 missile boats, equipped with antiship missile system 3K24E "Uran-E", was awarded the "Rosoboronexport" in 2006. The contract included the supply Vietnam with two boats of the project 12418 is fully ready, and construction in Vietnam with Russian assistance has six such boats (with an option for four more boats). 

Two Molniya of the Vietnamese Navy HQ-375 and HQ-376 (photo : bo susu)

The total cost of the agreement is nearly $ 1 billion The main contractor on the Russian side is OAO "Vympel Shipyard", which built two complete boat project 12418, handed Vietnamese Navy in 2007 (the current Vietnamese side numbers HQ-375 and HQ-376) and supplies to Vietnam sections, components and structures for the construction license boats of this type. Built boats in Vietnam is under the technical supervision of construction of the "Vympel", as well as the development company - JSC Central Marine Design Bureau "Almaz " from St. Petersburg.

The first two boats of Project 12418 was laid in Vietnam at Ba Son Limited in fall 2010, and launched in March 2013 (as reported on our blog), their delivery of the Vietnamese Navy is likely to be made before the end of the year. Supplying parts to Vietnam from Rybinsk contracted for six boats, launched in 2010, will continue until 2015.

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