Iranian fleet docks at Russia with message of peace

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (MNA) – Iranian naval fleet anchored at Astrakhan in south of Russia this morning carrying a message of peace and friendship.

The Iranian Navy vessels include destroyer Damavand, accompanied by two missile-launching frigates Peykan and Joshan. The Iranian fleet, which departed from the country’s Caspian port city of Bandar Anzali on Sunday morning, arrived in Russia after three days of sailing.

The purpose of the mission is to promote peace and friendship, boost ties in preserving the security of the Caspian Sea as well as expanding maritime and cultural relations.

This is the first mission of destroyer Damavand to foreign countries and the second trip of Iranian fleet to Russia.

The Iranian naval fleet is scheduled to dock at Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, on its way back home.

Damavand is a Jamaran-class destroyer with unique features to meet the demands of the Iranian naval forces in the country’s northern waters.

It is, however, longer but lighter than Jamaran and is capable of tracking and targeting aerial, surface and sub-surface targets simultaneously. It is equipped with a cruise missile system, torpedo launchers, 40-mm and 76-mm cannons, radar processing systems as well as tactical surface and aerial radars.




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