The refusal of Ukraine to supply gas Turbine engines will not prevent Zelenodolsk plant named after Gorky to complete the construction of 2 guard frigates "the Cheetah" for the Navy of Viet Nam, said General Director of the enterprise Renat Mistakhov.
"Gas turbine plants we have bought, are currently underway to work on their installation ", – mistakhov said the news Agency. According to him, the customer ships assisted the plant in purchasing power units." We these products purchased through Vietnam ", - has explained Mistakhov.
As explained Director of the company, contracts with the Vietnamese Navy for the construction of more frigates until now, no, although Vietnam's interest in new vehicles is quite high." They have mastered construction of vessels of five hundred tons, but I want to have ships of larger displacement, which at its shipyards to build until not have the opportunity. Vietnam has a need to defend the desire in the South China sea ", - has explained Mistakhov. In 2011, Russia delivered to Vietnam two frigates " Cheetah ". Two more ships for the Navy of Vietnam are under construction and their delivery is expected in 2017 and 2018. In may, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that due to suspension of supplies of equipment from Ukraine construction of a number of ships had to stop for a while. He said that the work on import substitution in this area is expected to finish by 2018. In July, Rogozin has tasked the shipbuilders to use only in the manufacture of domestic components. On 12 August, Rogozin said that the production of gas turbine units for ships of the Navy will establish in Rybinsk on NPO "Saturn" Patrol frigates of project 11661 (code "Cheetah" ) are built at Zelenodolsk Gorky enterprise since 1990. They are designed to find and combat underwater, surface and air targets, carry patrol service, conducting convoy operations and protection of Maritime economic zones. The draught of the vessels 1, 5 thousand Tons, They are equipped with artillery, anti-ship, anti-aircraft and anti-submarine weaponry.