Vietnam launches first locally made warship

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  1. Minh

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    State media say Vietnam has launched its first domestically made warship equipped with artillery and missile systems.

    Online newspaper VnExpress says the ship took a military-run company two years to build. It was delivered to the navy on Monday.

    It did not describe the ship's size, but said it has modern artillery and missile systems and an operation range of 2,500 nautical miles (2,880 miles; 4,600 kilometers).

    It quoted Rear Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh as saying the ship will be used to patrol the country's territorial waters.

    Tensions have risen recently between Vietnam and China over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

    Most of Vietnam's military hardware is from Russia or the former Soviet Union.

    Vietnam Launches First Locally Made Warship - ABC News
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Congratulations!

    A good start!
     
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    I think the ship is just Frigates size around 2,000 - 3,000 tons, Vietnam is not ready for Destroyer class need more experience. I hope we can gain that experience from Indian navy. But without economics develepopments all these are useless, i hope Vietnam understand economics and military build up comes hands in hands.
     
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    One has to start somewhere.

    It doesn't matter what the ship is.
     
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    Since the Indian navy is ordering a growing number of ships which the public sector shipyards can't handle, I'm wondering why not build some joint shipyards in Vietnam that way both countries can benefit? India will gain more yards at split cost while Vietnam will gain the expertise plus business from ships constructed there. Just recently SPB ordered 80 fast interceptor boats from Sri Lankan shipyards. Why not give such shipbuilding orders to Vietnamese yards? Atleast Vietnam has a common rival in China as us, unlike Sri Lanka which has openly invited China into their country.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    You will need many more of them :)
     
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    Good Job by Viets !!
     
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    Forget ships, develop a nuke. Thats the only deterrence that will work with the Chinese.
     
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    How much can Vietnam afford 1 or 2 like NKorea? It's not worth it..we don't want the entire world to embargo us again:)
    Right now economic and rebuild our country but also upgrade our military slowly.
     
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    The truth is there's no way Vietnam can match China in military, just a province of China GDP is more than Vietnam. We just need enough to serve our interest, we must do what we can to survive.
     
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    brother your are the man, nice picture i was right after all it's a size of a Frigates hehehe
     
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    It's not Vietnamese navy first domestic warship, since 1977 our navy had been developed first domestic warship (project TP-01). And 3 years later Ba Son shipyard has finished it.
    Project TP-01 (HQ 251).

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    Project TP-01 (HQ-251) and project TP-01M (HQ-253).

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    Vietnam-made warship with missiles handed to navy - Politics - TuoiTreNews

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    The ceremony to hand over the ship to the navy
    Photo: Quan Doi Nhan Dan
    Hong Ha Shipbuilding Company under the Ministry of Defense on Monday officially handed over the TT400TP, HQ 272 - Vietnam's first locally produced modern battleship - to the naval force.

    It is equipped with modern weaponries like AK 630 machine gun, surface-to-air missile system, radar and enemy recognition systems, ammunition…

    The ship will help strengthen the Vietnamese navy’s combative capacity, said Rear Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh, who is Vice Commander of the force.

    The ship will patrol Vietnam’s territorial waters and protect its islands and continental shelf, he added.

    Hong Ha company started building the ship in April 2009, using the state-of-the-art technology.

    Nguyen Van Cuong, director of factory Z173 (which built the ship) has told the media “This ship just costs us around US$1 million while a similar battleship on the global market costs up to US$10 million. So we save up to 90 percent".

    Hundreds of the best engineers in the factory had been trained abroad for three years to learn technologies needed to build the ship, Cuong added.

    The TT400TP was produced to undertake four missions: wipe out all enemy battleships, protect army bases of landing crafts, protect civilian vessels, and for patrolling purposes.

    The ship, which is 54.16m long and 9.16m wide, has a maximum speed of 32 nautical miles per hour. It is able to continuously operate offshore for 30 days and nights at sustained winds of force 9 and waves of force 8. The ship has an operating range of 2,500 miles.

    This will contribute to strengthening the naval force and mark a new step in Vietnam’s technology of warship building to contribute to the protection of national sovereignty, said Colonel Cao Hoa Binh, chairman of the Naval Technology Department.

    Grats. But 1 million? I seriously doubt that.
     
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    ^^ This is a bit far fetched considering that $ 1 million is what he estimated. But well, it is a good start. Congratulations to Vietnamese!
     
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    good work....nice to see flotilla of same or more powerful ships patrolling vietnamese water
     
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