The fifth of the six Kilo-class submarines that Vietnam has contracted to buy from Russia left a Danish port on Sunday to head for Vietnam.
The HQ-186 Da Nang, delivered by Dutch-registered cargo ship Rolldock Star, started its journey on December 16 from Russia’s St. Petersburg and arrived at the Port of Skagen in northern Denmark on December 19, Thanh Nien news daily reported Monday.
The journey is expected to take one and a half months. The submarine is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Singapore on January 29, 2016 before arriving in Vietnam.
Also on December 19, the sixth and final submarine named HQ-187 Ba Ria-Vung Tau also had its sea trials after being launched in late September, according to Russian sources.
The six submarines are built under a US$2-billion deal signed during a Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's visit to Russia in 2009.
China has started a land-mine sweeping mission along the Sino-Vietnam border in South Chinas Guangxi Zhuang region. Twenty-one explosions were heard in Pingxiang City on Friday as dozens of People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers detonated mines in the nearby minefield, ChinaMil reported Saturday
Russian shipbuilders have launched the last of the six Kilo-class submarines known as ‘Black Hole, which was ordered by Vietnamese Navy. The submarine is part of a deal reached between Vietnam and Russia for six Project 636 Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines for $2 billion back in 2009
Vietnam Navy commissioned two Russian designed and locally made missile corvettes, HQ-379 and HQ-380 into service on Thursday. The corvettes, built locally by Ba Son Shipyard, are armed with 16 Uran-E missiles of 130 km in range, an AK-176M automatic gun, and two AK-630 ship-borne artillery systems, Thanh Nien News reported today
The Vietnamese Navys new Gepard-class frigate built by Russia will undergo running trials today, TASS reported Monday. Russias Zelenodolsk Shipyard spokesman Andrey Spiridonov said: “The frigate will be put afloat on April 27 to undergo running trials
The fifth of the six Kilo-class submarines from Russia arrived at Cam Ranh Bay in Khanh Hoa Province in Vietnam Tuesday. The submarine had left a Danish port on 25 December last year
Vietnam plans to sell former US airbase measuring more than 186 hectares in Nha Trang valued at around US $540 Million. The airbase is open for sale to investors for a shopping-services mixed development under a build-transfer project, thanhnien news reported Tuesday
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