The Navy on Aug. 22 held a ceremony to receive a Gepard 3.9 class frigate at Cam Ranh Port in central Khanh Hoa p rovince.

The frigate HQ-012 Ly Thai To, designed by Russian technology, has a displacement of 2,100 tonnes and a length of 102 metres.

A similar boat was delivered and put into use by the navy early this year.

Defence Deputy Minister and Navy Chief Nguyen Van Hien said the boat's delivery was part of a road map to build an elite Vietnamese people's army to meet the demands of national construction and protection, contributing to keeping peace and stability for the country and the region as well as international integration./.