Vietnam Navy inaugurates two new missile corvettes

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Two domestically-manufactured missile corvettes were handed over to the Vietnamese Navy’s 2nd Regional Command during a ceremony in the southeastern province of Dong Nai on Thursday, Nguoi Lao Dong (Laborer) newspaper reported.
The corvettes, coded HQ-377 and HQ-378, were built by Ba Son Shipyard using Russian technology.
They are among six Project 1241.8 Molniya (Lightning) corvettes that the Ba Son Shipyard ordered for the Vietnam Navy in 2009.
The corvettes were first manufactured by the Russian Vympel Shipyard, which later transferred the technology to Vietnam. Vietnam created its own production line for the 1241.8 boats with the assistance of Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in St. Petersburg, Russia.
After the hand-over, training will be provided to the officers and sailors assigned to the two ships.

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