Vietnamese frigate Quang Trung joins the naval exercise MILAN 2022

According to information published by Vietnam+ on February 25, 2022, Vietnamese frigate Quang Trung and a delegation of the Vietnam People's Navy arrived at the Indian city of Visakhapatnam to attend the multilateral naval exercise MILAN 2022 at the invitation of the Indian Navy.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Gepard-class frigate Quang Trung (Picture source: vnn-imgs-f)

Quang Trung (HQ-016) is a Gepard-class frigate (Gepard 3.9 type) in the Vietnam People's Navy. She was built by the Zelenodolsk shipyard in Russia undersigned contract to the Vietnamese Navy.

The Russian Gepard-class frigates (Project 11661) is a class of frigates that were intended as successors to the earlier Koni-class frigates and Grisha, and Parchim-class corvettes.

These vessels are capable of employing their weapons systems in conditions up to Sea State 5. The hull and superstructure are constructed primarily of steel, with some aluminum magnesium being used in the upper superstructure.

They are equipped with fin stabilizers and twin rudders and can use either gas turbines or diesel for propulsion in a CODOG configuration.