The Horizon-class vessel, 153m in length and 7,050 tons in displacement, has nearly 200 crew-members including 29 officers. Her primary task is protecting aircraft carriers, capital ships or civilian ships from supersonic missile attacks.

The Forbin D620 is staffed with a number of modern missiles, torpedoes, and naval guns including 48 Aster anti-air missiles.

The Forbin D620 at Hiep Phuoc port in Nha Be district, Ho Chi Minh City

During her week-long visit to Vietnam, the crew will pay courtesy calls on leaders of Ho Chi Minh City, Military Region 7 Command, and Naval Region 2 Command.

In addition, both sides will exchange experience in fields of mutual concern. Sailors of the warship will also visit some historical and scenic sites in the city.

This visit is part of a bilateral defense cooperation program, contributing to further expanding the Vietnam-France defense relations and intensifying the two countries’ strategic partnership.

Translated by Van Hieu