Russia, SL discuss delivery contract of warship

23 March 2017 03:49 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Russia and Sri Lanka are in discussions over a contract on the delivery of Gepard 3.9-class frigates to Colombo, the deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) told Sputnik.

An export version of Gepard-class Project 1166.1 frigates, Gepard 3.9 may be used in wartime to resist the engagement of enemy aircraft, ships and submarines; conduct escort missions; carry out of patrol duties; and provide fire support to landing missions and mine-laying.

"The contract is currently at the stage of discussion," Mikhail Petukhov said at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition LIMA-2017 where he leads the Russian delegation.

Russia delivered two Gepard 3.9s to Vietnam in 2011, with two other guard vessels under construction in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan.

  Comments - 2

  • ceylon Thursday, 23 March 2017 09:47 PM

    lanka need is not war ships but advance gun boats. via DM Android App

    Kumar Friday, 24 March 2017 06:00 AM

    Sri Lanka is not a banana republic,it needs Frigates,Submarines and Advanced Fighter Planes. Otherwise we will end up as a client state to India

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