Saturday, June 28, 2014

Vietnam Commissions First Two Domestically Built Project 1241 Corvettes

HQ-377

Pano June 28, 2014 - Ba Son Shipbuilding Corporation under the General Department of Defence Industry on June 27th handed over two missile ships HQ-377 and HQ-378 to Brigade 167 of Naval Region 3 in the presence of Deputy Minister of National Defence Senior Lieutenant General Truong Quang Khanh.

Officers of ship HQ-378

Addressing the hand-over ceremony, General Khanh lauded efforts of the corporation’s cadres and staff in successfully building the ships.  The Deputy Defence Minister stressed that the modern battleships timely contributed to raising the combat strength of the navy, making important contributions to the mission of defending national sovereignty over sea and islands.

Senior Lieutenant General Truong Quang Khanh encouraging troops of the two ships

The HQ-377 and HQ-378, successfully launched on June 24th by the corporation, are modern missile ships equipped with advanced weapons and equipment.

The newly-built ships are equipped with modern weapons and equipment

On the occasion, the Ba Son Corporation was awarded with the first class Labour Order and its leaders were presented with medals for their contributions over the past time. Outstanding groups and individuals were also rewarded.

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