TT400TP gunship/artillery ship (photo : ttvnol)
PANO – A contract to build 2 battleships was signed between the Naval High Command, and Hong Ha Shipbuilding Company and Ba Son Firm under the General Department of Defence Industry on October 8th in Hai Phong.
An artillery ship built by Hong Ha Company. Under the contract, the two shipbuilders will build two modern battleships: artillery ship TT400TP and vessel 12418 Molniya.
Project 12418 Molniya (photo : ttvnol)
According to Naval leaders, the building of the two battleships is part of the Service’s general modernisation programme in an effort to improve its capacity to effectively manage and firmly protect the Fatherland’s continental shelf, sea and islands.
The Vietnam People’s Navy is in the process of boosting and modernizing its force to meet the requirements of the new situation, said a high-ranking Naval officer at the signing ceremony.
According to representatives of the shipbuilders, the designs and shipbuilding technology for the two ships have been acquired, and they are ready to build the ships and finish the whole project on time.