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Background Briefing: Vietnams First Battleship? Carlyle A. Thayer October 5, 2011

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HongHaShipbuildingCompanyorZ173FactoryundertheMinistryof Defensehassuccessfullybuiltanartilleryship(battleship),thefirstofitskind inVietnam. Theship,namedTT400TP,has automaticweaponscapableof destroyingothervesselsand protectingVietnamesebasesfor amphibiousassault,aswellas escortingcivilshipsandnavalpatrols.

Theshiphasmaximalspeedof32 nauticalmilesperhourandcan operateonseafor30days,evenin WeaponsarebeinginstalledonshipTT400TP windsatlevel9to10. Theshipisinstalledwithmodernequipmentsuchasacontrolsystemforthemain andauxiliaryengines,firewarningsystemandweaponscontrolsystems.Itis expectedtoenhancetheVietnamesenavysstrength. Stepforward Theprojecttobuildtheshipwasstarted7yearsago,underColonelNguyenVan Cuong,directoroftheHongHaShipbuildingCompany.Atfirstthequestionwas whethertobuildmilitaryvesselsdomesticallywithVietnameseexpertiseand resources,ortopurchasethemfromothercountries. Twoyearslaterthecompanyproposedtobuydesignsfromabroad,andcooperate withthearmy'sdesigninstitutetoforconstruction.Thishelpedtoreducecostsby 90%;fromUSD10millionforpurchasingone,tojusthundredsofthousands. CuongsaidthatthecompanysenthundredsofVietnameseengineerstoinstitutes bothincountryandabroadforintensivetraining.

2 Thecompanysmanagementboardspenttheirownmoneytobuythepreliminary designandthensubmittedafeasibilityreporttotheinvestor,VietnamPeoplesNavy andtheMinistryofDefense. AsofApril22,2009,thecompanylaiddownakeelfortheshipandtheconstruction wascompletedinAugust. ColonelNguyenVanDac,politicalcommissaroftheshipyard,said,Wehopethat wecanbuildthethirdTT400TPbattleshipwithourowntechnologydesign. http://www1.dtinews.vn/news/news/vietnam/vietnambuildsitsfirstartillery ship_17439.html QUERY:Doesthismakeanysense?Abattleshipforunderamilliondollars? ANSWER:Obviouslyamistranslation(chic tu chin not chin hm or warship not battleship).Noonebuildsbattleshipsanymore.Thearticledidnotgivetheships weightwhichwouldshedsomelightonwhatwearetalkingabout.Vietnamhastried andgivenuponbuildinglargerclassfrigateduetolackoftechnicalcapacitythis wasaknockupversionfromakitprovidedbyRussia.Vietnamdoesnothavethe capacitytomakeitsownbattleship.ItisprobablyaPatrolBoat(gunboat). Theabovephotobelowafterthiscommentwaswritten.

Tu chin made in Vit Nam


Cui thng 9/2011, tu pho TT400TP chnh thc c nghim thu thnh cng ti cu cng ca Cng ty ng tu Hng H (cn gi l Nh my Z173, TP Hi Phng). y l chic tu pho u tin do VN sn xut.

Tu pho TT400TP ang c cc k s v cng nhn VN lp t v kh - nh: Nh my Z173 cung cp

Tu chin made in Vit Nam


Cui thng 9/2011, tu pho TT400TP chnh thc c nghim thu thnh cng ti cu cng ca Cng ty ng tu Hng H (cn gi l Nh my Z173, TP Hi Phng). y l chic tu pho u tin do VN sn xut.

Sng 27/9, i t Nguyn Vn c, chnh y nh my, nhn c cuc in thoi: Bo co chnh y, tt c h thng v kh kh ti trn tu th bn ng mc tiu. i mt ngi chnh y long lanh nhng git nc mt hnh phc. Ch l dng thng tin rt ngn gn nhng l pht giy m bit bao nm thng qua, c hng ngn cn b, k s, cng nhn ca nh my ch i. i t k: Cc chuyn gia nc ngoi ngc nhin ni rng nc h phi bn th my ln, ri v phi chnh li bn mi ng mc tiu. Nhng tu do ngi VN ng ch cn bn th mt ln t chnh xc n hon ho. Bc ngot t ph By nm trc, khi nhn cng tc gim c Nh my Z173, i t Nguyn Vn Cng lun trn tr vi cu hi: t ng tu chin trong nc hay mua? y l vic rt h trng ca quc gia. Nu mua th mua tu mi hay mua tt c vt t ri chuyn giao cng ngh, chuyn gia nc ngoi qua hng dn cch ng tu? Hoc l ch mua thit k s b, s dng ngun nhn lc sn c v cc chuyn gia trong nc, cho ngi i nc ngoi o to ri t ng?

4 Hai nm sau, ban lnh o Z173 xut mua thit k s b tu chin v thit k v kh. Nh my s phi hp vi Vin Thit k ca qun i thit k, thi cng cng ngh.

Vi s liu v tu pho TT400TP

TT400TP l lp tu pho c v kh iu khin t ng hot Nu mua bn thit k v chuyn giao cng ngh th ng trn bin vi bn nhim gi mi chic tu ln n hn 10 triu USD! Mua bn v: tiu dit tt c tu chin v thit k s b ch tn my trm ngn USD, cn thit b v tu h tng ca ch; bo k cng ngh th mnh ch ng lm. Khi , gi thnh v cn c cc i tu b v i tu h tng vng hot sn xut mt chic tu s r hn rt nhiu, ch gn 1 ng ca cc lc lng v tu triu USD, tit kim c 90%! - ng Cng cho phc v cc lc lng r qut bit. mn; bo v tu dn s trn bin v trinh st chin thut i t Cng nhn nhn: Con ngi l quan trng cnh gii mt nc.

nht. Trc , chng ti ng mi thnh cng tu cnh st bin TT400, cng mua thit k s b ca nc ngoi. Vy ti sao khng th ng c tu chin? Ti sao chng ta khng dm i con ng m cha ai dm ngh, dm i trong khi c rt nhiu ngi ti nh vy?.

Hng trm k s gii nht ca Z173 c a n cc hc vin, ra nc ngoi tp hun hn ba nm chun b cho d n mang tnh lch s ny. Ban lnh o Nh my Z173 ch ng m phn vi cc i tc nc ngoi, t b tin mua bn thit k s b ri bo co chng minh cho ch u t (Qun chng Hi qun) v B Quc phng: Z173 chc chn ng c tu chin.

Chiu di di nht 54,16m, chiu rng rng nht 9,16m, tc ti a 32 hi l/gi. Tu hot ng lin tc trn bin 30 ngy m, c kh nng tc chin trong iu kin gi cp 9, 10 v sng cp 8, tm hot ng 2.500 hi l.

Ngy 22/4/2009, con tu TT400TP c t ky (sng chnh ca tu). i t L Vn Thc, ph gim c k thut, cho bit: TT400TP c ng theo phng php mi ca th gii l ng tng on tng mun c lp (trong mi mun c thit k v b tr lp t cc thit b gn nh hon chnh, sau ch cn cu - u - lp tng thnh cc on mun li). V th, cc trang thit b ng sn c th a ln trc, tin nhanh hn, chnh xc cao hn. Nhng t b khun (phng php ng tu truyn thng) n mun l mt bc tin ln v chuyn i cng ngh ng tu. lm c iu ny, phi c con ngi v cng c. V khng ai khc, chnh cc k s Nh my Z173 thit k thnh cng trn my vi tnh ci no cn trc, ci no cn sau... Cc cn b, k s ca nh my cng phi hp vi chuyn gia cc vin nghin cu trong nc ng dng phn mm tin tin trin khai thit k ton b phn cng ngh, thit k cc h thng trong khng gian ba chiu v dng phn mm phng dng, bin hnh... Theo i t Bi Duy Chnh - trng phng k thut, khu kh nht l t thit k chi tit cng ngh phc v thi cng phn tu v phn lp t v kh. phn tu, cc k s phi gii quyt bi ton c nhiu n s: lm sao sc cn ca tu nh nht, lng chon nc t nht trong iu kin cng sut ca my khng i t c vn tc ti u. tm p n cho bi ton y thch thc ny, cc k s ca nh my gn nh phi thc trng nhiu m. Git m hi thm lng i t Nguyn Vn c ni: n nay trnh k s, cng nhn nng cao vt bc. Chng ti hi vng n chic tu pho TT400TP th ba s c th ch ng hon ton trong tt c thit k cng ngh ng tu.

5 lm nn iu t ho y, c bit bao cu chuyn bnh d nhng xc ng v tnh yu ln vi cng vic ca cc k s, cng nhn trong qu trnh thi cng sn xut tu pho TT400TP. ng c nh mi hnh nh mt c th hn mnh mai v xinh xn cm ci lm vic vi bnh m v chai nc. Nu b d s qun v lm b li v mt gic cm c hng trm mu hn nh li ti. Cn thiu t Nguyn Vn Tip, qun c phn xng v kh kh ti, t khi tip nhn v kh kh ti ca tu TT400TP, ng lo n khng ng c, b h ng huyt, phi tip nc bin my ln. Nhiu m 3g, 4g sng khng ng c, ngi k s li ly bn v ra nghin cu phng n lp t h thng v kh kh ti. Cu y lm n qun ngy qun n d c nhng thng nhit di hm tu kn mt ti 37-38oC - ng c k. Thiu t Tip ni rt bnh d: Vi chng ti, TT400TP khng ch l cng vic m l nim t ho ln v trch nhim ln vi t nc mnh. V kt qu ca nhng n lc thm lng m ln lao y: thng 8-2011, chic tu pho TT400TP u tin bng xng bng tht xut hin trong nim xc ng ca hng ngn cn b, k s, cng nhn Nh my Z173. Theo My Lng Tui Tr Reprinted in Dan Tri, October 3, 2011