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"Worthy to be mini-flagships": Vietnam appreciated the power of the new "Cheetah"

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Recently announced by the Russian defense industry plans to increase the striking power of the missile ships it is building have attracted the attention of one of the main operators of pennants produced at domestic shipyards.


The Vietnamese newspaper Soha drew attention to the statement of the leadership of the Zelenodolsk shipyard that it is planned to increase the fire potential of projects 11661 "Gepard" (from 8 to 24 missiles) and 21631 "Buyan-M" (from 8 to 16). At the same time, adjusting the appearance of the "Cheetah" will not require an increase in its displacement.

As the authors of Soha suggest, the number of rocket launchers on the 11661 project will be increased as follows. Firstly, two vertical launchers (UVP, each for 8 missiles), located in the middle of the hull, will be similar to the Gepard variant presented by Russia at the DSE Vietnam Exhibition 2019, as well as project 11664:

"Worthy to be mini-flagships": Vietnam appreciated the power of the new "Cheetah"

Gepard-2019


Secondly, one UVP will be located at the front of the ship, right behind the main artillery gun. This placement method is already familiar from the Dagestan missile ship. However, this solution will require the removal of an extremely short-range air defense system located in front:


"Dagestan"


With the increase in the number of TLUs, warships of projects 21631 and 11661 will have a very solid power [...] They are quite worthy to act as mini-flagships for countries with limited economic potential that do not have the opportunity to buy pennants with a large displacement

- concludes the Vietnamese edition.
Photos used:
https://soha.vn/
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 19 October 2020 05: 14
    +3
    So far, this is only a project, will there be money for its implementation? request
    1. Rushnairfors
      Rushnairfors 19 October 2020 05: 42
      +7
      Why don't we buy cheetahs? Is there a problem with the power plant? After all, in fact, a very good ship. And he's probably still a corvette and not an MRK, it's something that got confused in the article
      1. BDRM 667
        BDRM 667 19 October 2020 07: 31
        +5
        "Worthy to be mini-flagships": Vietnam appreciated the power of the new "Cheetah"
        Vietnamese edition of Soha


        It is gratifying to see that at least some naval developments have finally earned praise. And it doesn't matter what the Vietnamese are.
        They presented the correct ideas about the projects.
      2. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn 19 October 2020 08: 04
        +3
        Quote: Rushnairfors
        Why don't we buy cheetahs? Is there a problem with the power plant?
        Yes, she is Ukrainian.
      3. venik
        venik 19 October 2020 11: 04
        +2
        Quote: Rushnairfors
        After all, in fact, a very good ship.

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        Moreover, relatively inexpensive!
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        Quote: Rushnairfors
        And he's probably still a corvette and not an MRK, it's something that got confused in the article

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        Confused! "Cheetahs" are classified as RK, not MRK! But in general, the classification is better: "corvette"!
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        Quote: Rushnairfors
        Why don't we buy cheetahs?

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        Most likely, the Ministry of Defense is afraid of "different types and forbs" - they rely on Project 20380 as a "unified" corvette for all fleets. And in vain ... In Zelenodolsk they are "riveted" for Vietnam quickly enough! And the cost is not too high .......
      4. yehat2
        yehat2 19 October 2020 13: 51
        0
        Orlan can also be called RTOs - depending on what to compare with)))
      5. Nemchinov Vl
        Nemchinov Vl 20 October 2020 10: 25
        0
        Quote: Rushnairfors
        Why don't we buy cheetahs?
        after eight, newly contracted 20380 (and this is in spite of their mowing weapons systems to perform functions PLO / OVR !!) on army 2020, and their exorbitant price, - the conclusion about someone's sabotage lobbying in the military-industrial complex for the Navy (!!!).
        Quote: Rushnairfors
        After all, in fact, a very good ship. And he's probably still a corvette

        Quote: rudolff
        This is exactly the project that, after revision, should have been ordered by the Ministry of Defense at Zelenodolsk instead of all these Buyans, Karakurt and Patrolmen.
  2. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 19 October 2020 05: 38
    +2
    And I don’t understand why the UPVP has exactly 8 mines?
    I look at the ships, where you can easily insert 10 or 12, somewhere at least 20, but no. Why is it strictly a multiple of eight?
    Not optimal.
  3. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 19 October 2020 11: 21
    -1
    Normal good upgrade - increasing the capabilities and power of ships without significant changes and costs. The designers simply used the originally laid down reserve after running the system. And the fact that the Vietnamese paid attention to this and were interested in it was calculated for this. Including - and for them these ships.
  4. rudolff
    rudolff 19 October 2020 12: 06
    +3
    This is exactly the project that, after revision, should have been ordered by the Ministry of Defense at Zelenodolsk instead of all these Buyans, Karakurt and Patrolmen.
    1. DrEng527
      DrEng527 28 October 2020 13: 32
      +1
      Quote: rudolff
      instead of all these Buyans, Karakurt and Patrolmen.

      means it is not profitable for someone request
  5. Looking for
    Looking for 19 October 2020 16: 38
    -3
    mockery ?! I think it's worth listening to the opinion of the naval experts of Burkina-Fasso.