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Vietnam Navy inaugurates two new missile corvettes
By Thanh Nien News -

One of the two missile corvettes handed over to the Vietnamese Navy’s 2nd Regional Command in a ceremony held on July 17

The ceremony took place at a port in Dong Nai Province

Officers at the hand-over ceremony

Officers stand at attention on board the ship during the ceremony.

Officers tour a corvette during the hand-over ceremony


Officers onboard a corvette in the hand-over ceremony

A missile launched from a corvette at the hand-over ceremony. Photo credit: Nguoi Lao Dong

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.