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Fighting fit
Two Navy soldiers practice using a gun on a frigate

Two Navy soldiers practice using a gun on a frigate.

Ready to fire

Ready to fire

A shooter's view

A shooter's view

Navy soldiers on a vessel

Navy soldiers on a vessel

Dinh Tien Hoang's crew at work

Dinh Tien Hoang's crew at work.

Dinh Tien Hoang frigate on the East Sea, seen from Ly Thai To

Dinh Tien Hoang frigate on the East Sea, seen from Ly Thai To.

Ly Thai To's crew members

Ly Thai To's crew members.

Ly Thai To's crew prepared to set sail

Ly Thai To's crew prepared to set sail.

Soldiers wield a gun on the deck of Ly Thai To

Soldiers wield a gun on the deck of Ly Thai To.

Frigates Ly Thai To and Dinh Tien Hoang sail out on dawn patrols

Frigates Ly Thai To and Dinh Tien Hoang sail out on dawn patrols.

Frigate Dinh Tien Hoang back at Cam Ranh port in the central coast after a patrol

Frigate Dinh Tien Hoang back at Cam Ranh port in the central coast after a patrol.

Frigates Ly Thai To and Dinh Tien Hoang patrol the East Sea

Frigates Ly Thai To and Dinh Tien Hoang patrol the East Sea.

Missiles on frigate HQ-012, also made in Russia, named after King Ly Thai To (974 "“ 1028), founder of the Ly Dynasty, which went on to rule the country for more than 200 years

Missiles on frigate HQ-012, also made in Russia, named after King Ly Thai To (974 "“ 1028), founder of the Ly Dynasty, which went on to rule the country for more than 200 years.

Missile frigates in training

Missile frigates in training.

A naval ship on a goodwill visit to Malaysia

A naval ship on a goodwill visit to Malaysia

A shooting exercise

A shooting exercise

Guided missile frigate HQ-011, which is named after former Vietnamese king Dinh Tien Hoang (924 "“ 979), the first king of the country after around a millennium of Chinese rule. In September, Vietnam ordered two more guided missile frigates with modern engines and anti-submarine weapons from Russia, and plans...

Guided missile frigate HQ-011, which is named after former Vietnamese king Dinh Tien Hoang (924 "“ 979), the first king of the country after around a millennium of Chinese rule. In September, Vietnam ordered two more guided missile frigates with modern engines and anti-submarine weapons from Russia, and plans to order another two from Holland.

Two Navy soldiers practice using a gun on a frigate
Ready to fire
A shooter's view
Navy soldiers on a vessel
Dinh Tien Hoang's crew at work
Dinh Tien Hoang frigate on the East Sea, seen from Ly Thai To
Ly Thai To's crew members
Ly Thai To's crew prepared to set sail
Soldiers wield a gun on the deck of Ly Thai To
Frigates Ly Thai To and Dinh Tien Hoang sail out on dawn patrols
Frigate Dinh Tien Hoang back at Cam Ranh port in the central coast after a patrol
Frigates Ly Thai To and Dinh Tien Hoang patrol the East Sea
Missiles on frigate HQ-012, also made in Russia, named after King Ly Thai To (974 "“ 1028), founder of the Ly Dynasty, which went on to rule the country for more than 200 years
Missile frigates in training
A naval ship on a goodwill visit to Malaysia
A shooting exercise
Guided missile frigate HQ-011, which is named after former Vietnamese king Dinh Tien Hoang (924 "“ 979), the first king of the country after around a millennium of Chinese rule. In September, Vietnam ordered two more guided missile frigates with modern engines and anti-submarine weapons from Russia, and plans...