Damavand destroyer to provide security in Caspian Sea: Dehghan

TEHRAN, Mar. 09 (MNA) – Iran's minister of defense has said Damavand, an advanced destroyer, will provide help in securing the Caspian Sea neighbors.

The homegrown vessel, Damavand advanced destroyer, was officially delivered to the naval forces stationed in fourth naval zone, north of the country, IRNA reported.

Iran's new state-of-the-art indigenous training destroyer, Damavand, officially joined the Iranian naval fleet in a ceremony in the Caspian Sea port of Anzali in northern Iran.

On the sidelines of the ceremony, Iran's Minister of Defense Brigadier General Hossein Dehqhan announced Damavand will provide help in securing the Caspian Sea neighbors.

Several high-ranking Iranian officials including Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, Minister of Defense Brigadier General Hossein Dehqhan and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari were present in the ceremony.

More than 700 industrial, research and academic Iranian centers cooperated in designing and producing the military vessel, which is also a training warship.

Damavand, which is capable of tracking the aerial, surface and sub-surface targets simultaneously, is a Jamaran-class destroyer with unique features to meet the demands of the Iranian naval forces in the country’s northern waters.

According to IRNA, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector in recent years and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other countries that its military might pose no threat to other states, insisting that the country’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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